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Use Lightwave to authenticate SSH logins to Photon

Enable authorized users to log into Photon instances with ssh using Lightwave directory credentials, eliminating the need to manage local user accounts.

Start and Manage a VM Without Using vSphere Client

Use Tech Support Mode on VMware ESXi to find, start, and obtain guest OS IP address information from a virtual machine -- without using the vSphere Client on Windows.

Get Rid of those ESXi Tech Support Mode Warnings

After enabling Tech Support Mode on ESXi 4.1, a Configuration Issues warning is displayed in the vSphere Client. Find out how to quickly get rid of the message without a host reboot.

Installing vCenter on Linux Technical Preview

vCenter on Linux is distributed as a virtual appliance; it is really easy to try out.  However, the only supported database at the moment is Oracle — this might be a stumbling block for some.  While the installation guide covers everything you need to know, here are some quick tips that may help clarify some […]

Get a better font for PuTTY

PuTTY is a popular SSH client for Windows — it works great and it’s free.  Out of the box it uses the Courier font, which looks like this: I prefer the appearance of a traditional Linux (X11) console font.  To me, it makes text much easier to read.  A few years ago I came across […]