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VMware ESXi 3.5 License Restriction and ghettoVCBg2

In a test environment, VMware ESXi was needed. ESXi 4 supports 64 bit, and ESXi 3.5 supports 32 bit. Based on the hardware configuration, ESXi 3.5 was selected. However, we were interested in knowing how ESXi compares to ESX in terms of restrictions or “cripple” functions. After searching through the Internet and VMware to determine how ESX 3.5 and ESXi…

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WordPress: Display Recently Updated Posts with Shortcode

Floating around the Internet is a piece of PHP code that is designed to display recently updated posts/pages in WordPress. For some reason or another, I was unable to get the code to work with the expected results. I attempted to convert the code for use with functions.php and shortcodes with little success. After submitting a request to experts-exchange for…

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SendEmail on Linux – Send SMTP Mail from the Command Line

SendEmail is a lightweight, command line SMTP email client. It was designed to be used in bash scripts, batch files, Perl programs and web sites, but is quite adaptable. SendEmail is written in Perl and requires no modules. SendEmail is licensed under the GNU GPL, either version 2 of the License or (at your option) any later version. Although it…

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Install MySQL on RHEL5 or CentOS5

To install MySQL server on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or CentOS5 operating systems is quite simple if you happen to know the correct yum packages. After a little research, this is the quickest and easiest path to get MySQL server up and running. Install MySQL server Autostart MySQL server Create a password for the user root. Substitute yourrootsqlpassword…

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Install Tomcat 5.5.28 on RHEL5 / CentOS5

A recent attempt to install Tomcat5 through the RPM repositories with the statement yum install tomcat5 failed to be as successful to run the application. Also there is a need to run Tomcat with Sun Java JDK not the openJDK that is available through the channels. These are the steps to get Tomcat up and running on a Red Hat…

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MySQL Commands

There are many sites that will provide far greater detail and comment than this one. However, this is a list of basic commands that I have found repeatedly useful. MySQL Commands Create a database List all databases Switch to a database Show tables in a database Delete a database Delete a table Show data in a table Find a specific…

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Install JDK on RHEL5/CentOS5 Using PuTTY and XMing

This is yet another way that I had pieced together to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 and CentOS 5.4 system. This time, the process is accomplished through the use of PuTTY and XMing. Install Java and Set Environment Variables Download JDK6 Note: If this link doesn’t work, it may be a…

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Linux Command Tips – Nautilus

This is part of my series, useful Linux commands and tips. Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop. The name is a play on words, evoking the shell of a nautilus to represent an operating system shell. Like all applications that run under Linux, Nautilus has it’s own command line options. To view the command-line options A…

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