Artifacts. Page 1

September 30, 2016


Have you ever seen it? 3.5″ Extra-High Density Floppy Disk, 4MB. If you remember, the most popular size has been 1.44 MB. 2.88 MB is also known, but 4 MB?

No, it is not a fake. It is one of many-many floppies, (more than 20), that were used to install software for Nortel Meridian PBX. Motorola and Mitsubishi were the only manufacturers for floppy drives  that were able to read these floppies. Same floppies were used to backup/restore the PBX configuration.


Removing the Adobe Reader Tools Pane

April 9, 2016

The new version of Adobe Reader contains so called Tools pane on the right hand side of the application. I cannot say it is completely useless, but it is needed only 1% of the time. It would be so nice to keep it hidden by default.


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Remotely Synchronizing the Time Between Two Computers

March 8, 2016

Cannot log into remote system due to time discrepancy?


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Resetting the vCenter SSO Master Password

February 3, 2016

Yes, it happened to me too: I forgot my vCenter SSO master password, the one that used for the admin@System-Domain account. VMware KB 2034608 clearly says that “The master password is stored in the database and can only be changed by re-installing vCenter Single Sign-On 5.1 with a fresh back-end database”. It did not give me extra optimism in resolving the issue, but Ingmar Verheij gave me a hope. His article, which  you can find here, describes in full details how to reset the SSO master password. My text is just an instruction, so I strongly recommend to read Ingmar’s page first.

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How to Recover the SA Password (Part 2)

February 2, 2016

Even though I have already published the article about the sa password recovery, this Part 2 adds some interesting stuff. This time everything is done via command line interface

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Cannot Login to vClient due to Authorize Exception

February 2, 2016

Here’s another issue I have faced today. I needed to log into one of our vSphere farms, but the only thing I got using any accounts was this:


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vmk1 Interface is Missing on ESXi Host

February 2, 2016

I upgraded ESXi host from version 5.1 to version 5.5 and found out that could not vMotion any VMs from the other hosts to the upgraded one. Pretty quick investigation showed that vmk1 interface was missing on the host.

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