Tagged: virtualization

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router 7

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router

In most networks, you will have dedicated hardware to function as your “edge” (firewall/router). This is typically for the best, but there are always cases where you can’t put out that dedicated hardware. Sometimes it’s for cost reasons and sometimes it’s for complexity. In my particular case, I was installing an ESXi server in a datacenter and only had 2 amps of power to work with, of which my server...

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools 0

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools

I’ve been a long time user of VMWare ESXi for my baremetal hypervisor needs. In order for it to function at its best, the recommendation has always been to install the VMWare Tools. On Windows this is an exe and a piece of cake. However on Linux it has always been a gamble.