mhVTL & WebUI – Prebuilt VM Download

Recently to ease deployment of VTL resources in lab environments I built a pre-configured VM containing the mhVTL and the WebUI (GUI) with iSCSI support.  I figured I could share that VM here for the community.  The resulting OVA file has been tested successfully with VMware Fusion, Workstation, and Oracle Virtual Box. The VM is based on CentOS… Read More »

X11 forwarding on OS X (macOS)

X forwarding of Unix/Linux applications to OS X can be quite frustrating or easy depending on what steps are followed.  Here is a straight forward guide to the process: Download the XQuartz X-Windows manager for OS X (macOS). Originally included  in OS X releases 10.5 through 10.7 the latest (and recommended) version is now available via the project… Read More »

Windows Jump Server Application Build

I recently needed to setup a new Windows jump server¹ for accessing and managing servers and clients in a remote environment.  As I started to configure applications on the host I quickly realized I have a default set of applications I use for management tasks.  While this list driven somewhat by need and somewhat by personal preference these… Read More »

OS X & macOS Build Numbers/Versions

Updated on 30-Mar-2017 Ever need to know what OS X Build correlates to which version? The simplest way to find out what version your running is in the Terminal with the command sw_vers. Version Build macOS Sierra 10.12.4 16E195 10.12.3 16D32 10.12.2 16C67 10.12.1 16B2555 or 16B2557 10.12 16A323 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 15G31 10.11.5 15F34 10.11.4… Read More »

*NIX Command Equivalents on Windows

Helpful command equivalents between UNIX/Linux and Windows/DOS. UNIX or Bash Command DOS Command Action ls -l (or use ls -lF)(-a all files) DIR List directory contents df -k (Space remaining on filesystem) ls -tr DIR *.* /o-d List directory contents by reverse time of modification/creation. ls -ls DIR *.* /v /os List files and size ls -R DIR… Read More »

Windows OS Build Number

What service pack, release, or build number are you at?  A question I commonly ask system admins, and it is surprising how many don’t know the answer. Here are the simplest methods of getting the OS build information. GUI winver.exe Command Prompt ver PowerShell PS C:\> [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version Table of Windows Builds Operating System Version Number Windows Server 2016… Read More »