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Send a Tweet Directly from a VMware ESXi Host

For my VMworld 2016 breakout sessions this year, I wanted to demonstrate new functionality that was added to Auto Deploy.  After exploring a few ideas, I settled on leveraging the new Script Bundle feature to send a post-boot tweet directly from stateless ESXi hosts.  I figured sending a tweet would be an effective way to […]

Quickly Check Interface Status on Multiple Cisco Blade Switches in an HP C7000 Chassis

See how to use 'clogin' from the open source RANCID tools to quickly view the status of all interfaces connected to a particular HP blade server outfitted with Cisco Blade Switches.

Make Mac OS X Even More Awesome with Homebrew

Use the Homebrew package manager to quickly add command-line tools and more to Mac OS X.

Automating SSL Certificate Deployments for HP iLO

In this article I show you how to become your own Certificate Authority (CA) and write a simple script that automatically deploys a signed SSL certificate to an HP iLO controller.

Win $2500 with your 1337 VMware ESXi scripting skillz

Win up to $2500 in the VMware ESXi Scripting Contest!