Archive for July, 2010

Pear – install alpha packages

Pear probably won’t let you install any alpha package by default (such as HTTP_Request2). Do this to install it quickly: pear config-set preferred_state alpha pear install HTTP_Request2 pear config-set preferred_state stable

Configuring TFTP on Centos to backup Cisco ASA / IOS

Setting up TFTP on CentOS is actually very trivial (excuse the pun)! I find it useful for backing up config from network devices such as my Cisco ASA. Install tftp: yum install tftp-server chkconfig tftp on service xinetd restart

Increasing Partition Size on a VMWare Linux Virtual Machine

Naively, when creating my new VMWare ESXi virtual machines, I was expecting to be able to resize the disks with a one-liner as I have done in the past with container based virtualisation. Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple, the VM partitions will need manually resizing: Increase the virtual disk size via Vsphere to the […]