Electronics & Me – A History

Rewind 25 years or so.  I’ve always had an interest in electronics.  Mostly in pulling stuff apart and tinkering with it - I even built a few little FM radio transmitters in my early teens.  Of course, then I discovered computers, and the hardware side of things took a pretty big back seat from then.  And when I discovered the Internet in 1992, that was the end of that.  For a while at least.

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PowerCLI: Get-VMSize

I’m employed as a server admin, with most of my time spent working with VMware and managing a reasonably sized fleet of machines.  As such, I have a range of various Powershell scripts I’ve written to take advantage of VMware’s PowerCLI interface for Powershell.  PowerCLI is, in a word, great.  It provides some pretty good in-depth insight to what’s going on in vCenter, and since it ties into Powershell, it’s easy to script up whatever you want to do.

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VMWare & the System Clock

The system clock behaves … strangely … under VMWare in a guest OS. It tends to run slow, and the amount by which it runs slow varies wildly from day to day. Without a fixed time synchronization source, guests will quickly fall out of synchronization and time-critical mechanisms such as Kerberos will break.

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