FATAL: kernel too old (OpenVZ)

Having recently set up OpenVZ on Xen, I wanted to create a Debian 7 VPS for a friend. Unfortunately, after creation, the VPS would not start. I kept receiving the following error message: FATAL: kernel too old This is actually an error message from the VPS, not the OpenVZ node level. In short, the new […]

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 […]

VMware Workstation and 3.X Kernels

A little while ago (and again more recently) I updated my kernel to 3.7.3-101 and was stumped as to why VMware Workstation was unable to find the matching kernel headers, despite confirming they were indeed correct and installed. After lots of searching and some reading, I found the following command: ln -s /usr/src/kernels/3.7.3-101.fc17.x86_64/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/3.7.3-101.fc17.x86_64/include/linux/version.h This […]

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 […]