Author Archives: Graham

Compiling / installing pycurl on Solaris

I had to add pycurl to our Solaris 10 image. I hear (in the ether?) that packaging is a bit weird in Python, (pip / easy_install , whatever). Running easy_install pycurl returned Searching for pycurl Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/pycurl/ Best match: pycurl … Continue reading

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Automating Oracle 11.2 installation on RHEL 7

I’ve seen a few guides out there about how to install Oracle 11.2 on RHEL 7, but none that will run silently, end to end, with no clicking. Currently, if Oracle is required, we download a script in the kickstart … Continue reading

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How to script logging into WebSphere Portal 8.0

How to script the login process in Portal 8.0 Continue reading

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Jenkins Java OutOfMemory?

How to increase the number of threads available to Jenkins Continue reading

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Getting IBM Bootable Media Creator to run on Ubuntu 12.04

Updated instructions about how to get the IBM Bootable Media Creator to run on Ubuntu . Continue reading

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Active Directory over SSL – banishing 8009030e to the land of wind and ghosts

Easy way to fix 8009030e error with SSL enabled ADAM or AD. Continue reading

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How to print hosts in a vSphere cluster using vcli

How to retrieve a list of hosts in a vSphere cluster using vcli Continue reading

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Using Linux command line tools to parse vSphere Export List output

Did you know that the output of the Export List command in vSphere is UTF-16 encoded? Here’s how you can change it. Continue reading

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ESXi – unable to complete sysinfo operation when unmounting NFS datastore

How to figure out what rogue processes are preventing you from unmounting NFS datastores in VMware ESXi. Continue reading

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100% CPU on Netapp / N Series

One reason you might see 100% CPU on your Netapp or N Series filer is that a bunch of large files were just deleted. Continue reading

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