Ipmitool on ESXi 6

Its been confirmed that my staticly built version of IPMItool also works on ESXi6.

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AWS VPC VPN and a Centos EndPoint

I didnt find much concrete information on terminating an AWS VPN on a Centos 6 box, so figured id write it up here, for my own reference as we as others.

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Automated speedtests using speedtest-cli

Due to issues with my ISP, i wrote a really quick automated speedtest using speedtest-cli which sends the output to graphite.

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Chuwi HI10 Touch screen Driver

If you have reinstalled Windows 10 on your Chuwi Hi10 and find the touch screen driver fails to install, this is how to fix it.

 

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A new firewall from AliExpress

I recently bought a new firewall appliance from AliExpress, i figured id write a short review of the unit as a few people on reddit have asked how it is.

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Encrypting a USB Flash drive with LUKS

Here is a quick run through on how to encrypt a USB flash drive using Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS).

 

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Allowing server-status on an apache proxy

For my new graphing machine (graphite, grafana, collectd) i wanted to be able to view the Apache server-status of a couple of my reverse proxy’s. This is the directive i had to add

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Setup crashplan on a remote headless host

I needed to setup CrashPlan on my local linux server which is acting as an NFS and SMB server for all my media. As this is a headless server and the CrashPlan app doesnt have a cli, this is how to access it remotely.

 

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Upgrade ESXi 5.5 to 6.0 via ssh

I recently updated an ESXi 5.5 host to 6. This is a remote machine so didnt have access to load the ISO. This is how i did it via SSH and ESXCLI.

 

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Update ESXi 5.0 to 5.5 remotely

I needed to update a server from ESXi 5.0 to 5.5 which was hosted with OVH. I really didnt want to rebuild it using their installer as it would mean reformatting and rebuilding and also a lot of downtime. Luckily, it seems its possible to update it using esxicli. This is how i did it.

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