Ansible for VMware

Although Ansible is typically used to execute tasks on multiple machines concurrently by generating Python scripts from YAML files and copying over those scripts to the remote machines for execution, it can also be used to execute tasks for remote endpoints on the local machine by executing the “Python-from-YAML” scripts locally. This use-case is typical
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Connectivity for WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Microsoft’s implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). It’s now part of Microsoft’s Windows Management Infrastructure (MI). WBEM is  set of standards developed to unify the management of distributed computing environments. WBEM is maintained by the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force). Microsoft uses WMI to provide management data to the Windows
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HOW-TO: Install Graylog on a single server

Here’s a no-frills rundown of the procedure that I followed to install the Graylog 2.5 Log management application on a RHEL 7.6 VM with outbound connectivity (tcp/443) to the internet: STEP 1: Install Java and Utilities sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64 epel-release sudo yum install pwgensudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64 epel-release sudo yum install pwgen STEP 2: Install
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HOW-TO: Import PST files to Office365

Personal Storage Table (.pst) files are Microsoft Outlook data files that store copies of messages, calendar events and other items. When migrating email service from On-premise to Office 365, users’ PSTs might have to be imported into Office 365. Importing PSTs Into Office 365 Two methods available: Network Upload Drive Shipping (USD 2.00 per GB
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Consistent Network Device Naming in RHEL 7

Traditionally, Linux OSes named network interfaces in the format ethN (e.g. eth0, eth1, etc.). This assignment did not establish any relationship between the interface name and its location on the server. Hence, on a multihomed server, the OS might swap interface names (e.g. eth0 becomes eth1 and vice versa) upon reboot depending on how the
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