I use VMware’s ESXi in my home lab environment. If you’re a technologist that is always messing with operating systems and applications, it is really the only way to go. But along with running any systems comes maintaining good backups!
There are numerous VMware backup products on the market. The problem is they all cost money. For me and other people who just play with this stuff for fun, that is not desirable. At all.
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I’ve been hearing great things about the Security Onion project. It bundles up a whole bunch of great tools that can be used for Network Security Monitoring (NSM) so I thought I would give it a try on my home network. After all, next time the fiancé gets malware, it could be helpful to know what happened…
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When trying to install VMware Tools from ESXi 5.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, I ran into the below compilation errors even though I had build-essential and kernel headers installed.
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