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Updating vCenter from 4.0 to 4.1

May 24th, 2011 No comments

Stumbled across a really well written upgrade guide for the above process and decided to drop a post on here (to remind me where to find it)

 

I shant take any of the credit – rather just forward you straight on over there:

http://www.itbraindump.com/2011/05/23/update-vmware-esx-and-vcenter-from-4-0-to-4-1/

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Opening a Port on a Windows machine using Powershell

May 23rd, 2011 No comments

Quick one today . .

Someone in the office asked me how to quickly open a TCP port on a Windows host in order to do some firewall / port testing across vlans.

I figured, let’s do it in Powershell – pretty simple, just open an http listener.

Like so:

function open-socket ($port)
	{
	($prefix="http://+:$port/")
	# create an httplistener listening on the specified prefix url
	$listener = new-object Net.HttpListener
	$listener.Prefixes.Add($prefix)
	$listener.Start()
	}
	

Simple, just change the port number as applicable and job’s a good’un.

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Ports required by VMWare components

May 11th, 2011 No comments

This is a list of the various ports required by various VMware components – from :

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012382

Read more…

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