Deploying OVA/OVF fails with “Failed – the task was cancelled by a user”

Performing some OVF deploys and I came across this. In this instance I was initially using the ESXi 6 Host Client (Host is not yet attached to vCenter).

I was just importing these via the Host Client, and thought it … Read the rest

Balco 3d Printer resources and mods

This post will be used to record all of the modifications I have made to the Balco 3d Printer I purchased from Dick Smith Online (owned by Kogan).

I’ll also include useful resources here, such as on line stores, parts … Read the rest

Connecting Wanhao Duplicator i3 using Simplify3D in Linux

I’ve purchased a Balco printer (Australian re-badge of the Wanhao Duplicator i3) and have been having a great time testing prints.

While many will advise to use the SD Card for transferring GCode, I find using the USB port to … Read the rest

Part 3/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off configuring the Git Web Service (Gog), then Jenkins (a Continuous Integrator) and finally … Read the rest

Part 2/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off installing a Git Web Service (Gogs), Docker, then Jenkins (CI/Automation) for running our … Read the rest

Part 1/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off configuring a VM and installing an Operating System.

Step 1: Building the Virtual Read the rest

Bind9 issues when upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS

If you like myself have begun the upgrade to 16.04.1 LTS from 14.04 LTS you will likely find a number of configuration issues post upgrade. One such issue is that your Bind9 / Samba integrated AD solution no longer works. … Read the rest

How To Install Windows On Your Mac When All Else Fails

This one is more of a note for me than anything else.

Early Macs (such as our 2007 Mac Mini) have 64 bit CPUs but only support 32 bit UEFI. Things get annoying and complicated when installing dual boot.

This … Read the rest

3D Acceleration in Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So, playing around with Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 and I found when booting a freshly installed copy of Windows 10 Pro, I’d get an alert that 3D acceleration was not working.

I thought this was Odd as it was … Read the rest

Obtaining Windows embedded serial key for Surface Pro 3 using Linux

So after switching to Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 it occurred to be I would like to virtualise my Windows 10 instance in VMware workstation 12.

Unfortunately before blasting my windows partition away I didn’t grab my Windows Serial … Read the rest

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