Installing HyperVM Inside a CentOS/RHEL 5 Xen VM

Prepare a Xen VM with a minimal install of CentOS/RHEL 5 (64bit or 32bit). Make sure you have set your host name and IP Addressing etc. The VM should have internet access (obviously). Install HyperVM following these instructions. Be sure to append [–virtualization-type=openvz] (omit the square brackets) to the install command. At the end of […]

Manually Uninstall VMware Tools

I recently had a requirement to remove vmware tools manually from a windows 2003 server. This is what I had to do. Remove any keys with a DisplayName of VMware Tools anywhere in the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionuninstall HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareClassesInstallerProducts   Remove the keys with a ProductName of VMware Tools in the following keys HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInstallerProducts Delete the […]

Mounting /tmp and /var/tmp as a separate file system

After installing ConfigServer Security and Firewall, many of us try to achieve as many ‘green’ results as possible. The often tricky one (or two) options to achieve, is mounting /tmp and /var/tmp as ‘separate’ file systems. On a bare metal linux installation (no virtualisation) this is easy to achieve by creating a file system (partition […]

VMWare Server on CentOS 5

News Flash! -:- Newer Version of This Guide based on CentOS 5.3 (32/64bit) and VMware Server 1.0.9 Available Here So you just installed CentOS 5, as your host operating system for the latest version of VMware Server, 1.0.3. However, tells you it is missing something. What is Well, to keep a long […]