To install Oracle Java 7: First add the PPA to apt with:   Now update:   Now we can actually install Oracle Java with the following command: Accept the Oracle License Agreement when prompted   Java is now installed.… Read More


This is a quickie! I come across this a lot, you try to install specialized software like Mikrotik routeros, ClearOS, Endian Firewall, any job specific operating system (nas, iSCSI targets.) the list is pretty much endless. Many times it ends in frustration as the virtual machine hangs or freezes on boot. Next time this happens… Read More


Citrix made its Distributed virtual switch controller (DVSC) publicly available about a year or so ago,  at the same time they announced it was being deprecated.   This was bitter sweet.   Home labs now had access to this technology previously only available to corporations with deep pockets.  However,  it came with a promise that pretty… Read More


Citrix Xenserver is a very under valued and under used production quality tool, in my opinion.  Maybe because there is not nearly as much “stuff” about it on the web as there is for other more popular hypervisors.. or shall i say hypervisor. Whatever the reason, you can greatly increase vm performance of both paravirtual… Read More