Nested Virtualization - VirtualBox inside ESXi

This process describes how to configure an ESXi Linux guest so that the guest can then run VirtualBox and create a nested, 64 bit guest within the ESXi guest — Nested Virtualization.

There is nothing special about the use of Linux as either the ESXi guest, or the nested guest. Any …

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Syncthing on Ubuntu

Last month, after looking at BitTorrent Sync and realizing it was encrypted and private, but not open source, I went digging for an alternative. I found the perfect project, for me: Syncthing. The project is still relatively young and while it has proven to be perfectly functional, it did not …

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OSCON 2014 Trip Report, part 1

This year’s OSCON was my first attendance of the conference; I was pleasantly surprised. The conference is 5 days, the first two of which are half day tutorial sessions, and the remaining 3 being the core conference. I attended the 3 core days of the conference, and my brain …

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Installing Pelican on Cygwin

One of the many good reasons I chose Pelican as a static blog site generator was because I felt confident I could deploy and use the tools under Windows, with Cygwin. What I couldn’t find was any reference to success installing Pelican under Cygwin. It turns out that the …

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Simple collectd with Web Graphs

I want to collect machine metrics and I want to display them as a pretty set of graphs through a web browser. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Install collectd — this gathers the metrics.
  2. Install lighttpd — my web server preference, also install php.
  3. Download and install collectd graph panel (CGP …
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