Updating/patching ESXi 5.0.0

Written by employee #33. Posted in just going through the motions

Get the patches from VMWare at http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

There a some strange Java things going on there, but you should be able to search for ESXi 5.0.0. I believe there are 7 or 8 patches available. Not sure about this. I got them all and installed them – but they could be accumulative. Maybe the latest is enough? Not sure. If you download and install all of them, your host will be updated perfectly, but I will take you a couple of hours. You should of course be careful of the order you apply the patches … Something like this (and you will need to apply them in the opposite order)

Bacula

Written by employee #33. Posted in just going through the motions

A central backup server is definitely a very nice thing and Bacula is a very good central backup server - but unfortunately very tricky to install and configure. Very. I never got this project beyond the 'hello world' stage, but i didn’t have this tutorial available at the time. If your are inn for a Bacula full scale backup scenario, then have a look at this webmodelling tutorial. The chances are still slim, but you have a chance :) For some one familiar with IBM Tivoli (and especially if you do not use the GUI), then Bacula setup is not extremely strange.

http://webmodelling.com/webbits/miscellaneous/bacula.aspx