2016.07.22

Redirect ESXi logs to a local datastore

ESXi.pngBy default, ESXi stores all of its vital logs on a non-persisting location. This means if the host crashes, reboots or shuts down no information is available on the root cause. Let's see how to change this.

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2016.03.11

Scheduled power outage

Due to renovations of the electric system, there will be a scheduled power outage from 2016.03.25 08:00 until 16:00 CET. During this period all devices will be turned off, which means the server and the website will be unreachable.
I am sorry about the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding!

2016.02.11

Server outage

During the upcoming weekend I am planning to move the server hosting my services to a different location, which will result inevitable outages. However I am glad to announce that the useable bandwidth will be increased by 100% and due to the completely different infrastructure I am expecting the availability to be increased as well.
Please be patient, everything should be back to normal until Monday, 15th of February.

2016.01.22

Windows Batch Scripting - Counting Gigabytes

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Recently I was assigned to a task where I had to collect folder sizes (and do some math with them) on large number of servers. Talking about real file servers I quickly met the famous "Invalid number.  Numbers are limited to 32-bits of precision." message. Here's how I solved it.

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2016.01.21

Windows Batch Scripting - Displaying lines

command_prompt.pngProviding feedback for the user about the status of our scripts is really important. We would like to know if everything is fine - or if not, why? Let me show you some tricks which can take the well-known ECHO command a little bit further!

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2016.01.20

Welcome

Hello, stranger. Please come in and make yourself at home! I am glad to announce that Ӕ Central is back and soon valuable content will be loaded as my time allows :)

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