VMware ESXi 6.5 – Replacing the default SSL/TLS certificates

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One of my weird hobbies is installing legitimate SSL certificates EVERYWHERE. Here’s steps for replacing the default self-signed garbage SSL certificates you get out of the box with VMware ESXi:

Steps Get your SSL cert, obviously. You’ll need a .key file and a .crt. (If you need […]

VMware ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor on Dell 690

I picked up a Dell 690 from an e-recycler for $11. I picked it out knowing that I can kit-it-out with 64GB of slow DDR2 FBDIMM RAM for about $80 and I can replace the CPUs to get to 8 threads for another $30ish. I somewhat foolishly assumed VMware ESXi 6.5 would just run on […]

Add RSYNC to VMware ESXi 5.x

I’ve recently sufficiently mastered rsync to use it everywhere, constantly.

ESXi doesn’t have rsync bundled, cause you know, when 16GB flash drives cost $8, you need to keep your hypervisor footprint down to a few MB? I dunno.

Anyway, here’s where to download a build of rsync that’ll work on there: http://damiendebin.net/blog/2013/12/06/esxi-5-dot-1-and-rsync/

I just SCPed […]