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Resizing a VMware Fusion Ubuntu Server Virtual Drive (via Easy Install Mode)
Resizing a VMware Fusion Ubuntu Server Virtual Drive (via Easy Install Mode)

Let us pretend that you have an Ubuntu Server which has been running for several years and it has been doing it’s assigned task(s) nicely, until one day you make a change to your methodology/assumptions/workflow/tasks therefore the allocated Virtual Drive (VHD) size is no longer sufficient. There are many reasons for this, but I ran into this issue twice in one weekended because I enabled a JDS as a Distribution Point (thus MySQL was eating needing a lot of space) and wanting to test multiple NetBoot NBI sources (because 10.10.2 seems to be causing imaging troubles). I need to increase the size of two different VHDs, however if you setup your Ubuntu Server via “Easy Install Mode” enlarging the VHD is not that strait forward. [ Read More... ]

Using Octopress 3 With Secret And/or Key API Tokens
Using Octopress 3 With Secret And/or Key API Tokens

One thing that I love about Octopress is the support is GREAT! I’ve posted several questions in the past month in troubleshooting new features with Octopress; with Brandon Mathis providing quick, easy to understand, and pleasant replies. You also have the resources of other Octopress/Jekyll users in using their plugins to enhance your site such as adding adding Flickr images or embedding Twitter posts by referencing their unique identifier. This is all done by using each third-party’ (Flickr or Twitter) dev environments. [ Read More... ]

Generic Ubuntu Server Setup Scripts for Networking and VMware Tools
Generic Ubuntu Server Setup Scripts for Networking and VMware Tools

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of Ubuntu Server installs for JumpStarts with their intended use to become a JSS or JDS server. It’s easy to spin up a full clone or linked clone on my laptop, but when I’m at customer’s location they usually only have an ISO that was downloaded some time ago… so we’re starting from scratch. With a brand new Ubuntu Server VM, there are a few steps that you need to perform to make your life easier in the long run. [ Read More... ]

Integrating (and Debugging) Windows Active Directory LDAP Connection With JAMF Software's JSS
Integrating (and Debugging) Windows Active Directory LDAP Connection With JAMF Software’s JSS

I’m guessing you are looking at your JSS screen trying to connect an LDAP server, specifically Active Directory (AD), but things are not going well. First of all, breath. There have been countless times when I’m performing a JumpStart and things “just don’t work” in terms of integrating the JSS and Active Directory, especially if your AD is anything beyond the standard “Next, Next, Next” installation process when it was initially setup. [ Read More... ]

Google Domains Now Does Dynamic DNS
Google Domains Now Does Dynamic DNS

So I was really hoping for some invite codes from Google Domains while it was still in private beta. This way everyone would shower me with love and affection, and in return for I would provide my precious invite codes… but Google just had to kill my dreams and make it available for everyone! The nice thing is there must have been some great feedback from previous beta testers as some changes have been applied since my review two weeks ago (I never received a feedback request, so I cannot take any credit). [ Read More... ]