I recently installed VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 02 aka VMware vSphere Hypervisor on a server, and using the new VMware Host Client at https://<hostip>/ui/ was able to fully set up a Debian 8/Jessie guest using only the trial license.
This is a second blog post in a related series, the first is located here.
Using SaltStack to run distributed monitoring checks is fun, but what is really awesome is writing the result of all those checks to CouchDB.
Today various sources announced CVE-2014-6271: “bash: specially-crafted environment variables can be used to inject shell commands”. This is a serious risk on many Unix-like systems, as bash is a very popular shell, and included by default on many systems.
With the deployment of a new nameserver at DigitalOcean NYC3 yesterday (to replace one at NYC2, which doesn’t have IPv6), I have hit a fairly significant personal milestone – All of my public facing services are now fully IPv6 enabled.