Failed to start File System Check on vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)


My lab hasn’t been used for a few weeks due to business in a Project. As I have a VCIX6-NV exam on this Friday I had to refresh my knowledge and prepare myself a bit before I try to pass it. I was quite surprised when I logged into the lab and it was down. After quick login to ESXi, I discovered an error on vCSA and PSC - Failed to start File System Check on /dev/dis…uuid. Today I will show you what needs to be done after such failure to recover your vCSA / PSC appliance.

How to install Linux VMware Tools in VMware Fusion 8

How to install Linux VMware Tools in VMware Fusion 8 - Logo

I recently needed Linux Virtual Machine to manage one of the environments and I simply downloaded Linux distribution from Internet. My choice was Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. I like this specific distribution, because it looks nice and As you might suspect it was installed as Virtual Machine on my laptop. As I am using Mac OS X I had to use VMware Fusion.

SteamOS on VMware Workstation

SteamOS Logo

SteamOS is the first gaming Linux-based operating system. The base system draws from Debian 7, code named Debian Wheezy. More information, of course, available on website

I presume that you are here because you know what SteamOS is and you want to try run it as Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation on Windows. In few steps, I will show you how to do it.

Centos 6.4 yum proxy timeout error


Today I was in the mood to do yum update on my test CentOS box. Everything started pretty normal, amount of data to download and so on. Later on data was downloading when on one package with following error:

Package name [Errno 12] Timeout on Package name:(28, 'Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transfered the last 30 seconds')
 Trying other mirror.

Turbocharge Apache with mod_pagespeed from Google

Apache Mod PageSpeed

The Dream

Imagine that with just few clicks you could speed up your slow website - sounds very tempting but is it really possible? Trust me it is! Sounds like I am trying to sell magical cure for hangover or German used diesel car with 50000 km which was driven by old grandpa only to church and back.

Solve NTP time drift on VPS server


Recently I found that on my VPS server there is incorrect time often called time drift. As you know having correct time is very important - especially in Active Directory environments. Back to my case - I have VPS running on XEN and I reported to hosting company this issue. They replied that they will not change ntp settings for hosts but they said that I can do it by myself.

So encouraged by them (of course by not solving my ticket at all) I did small digging and I found this solution.

VMware ESXi 5.1 USB install

First blog entry this Year will be in English and about creating ESX/ESXi and Linux installers on USB sticks.

During my IT work I tried so many tools which should create bootable Linux but always there was something wrong with this or that. I tried Unetbootin, ISO2USB and others.

Today I found working tool which is called LiLi - Linux Live USB Creator. You can download it here