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Archive for February 8th, 2013

How to Set the /3GB Startup Switch in Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/08

Hardly needed any more, but since we are migrating some systems away from Windows Server 2003 x86 but before that need to resolve some capacity issues (and need to get PAE working): How to Set the /3GB Startup Switch in Windows.


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Lufthansa does not get that plus (+) is a valid email character. @Lufthansa_DE

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/08

Plus is a valid character in email adresses, but many sites thing otherwise.

From the Lufthansa booking site:

Please review the fields below to continue :

  • Contact Details – E-mail must be 1 to 60 characters (valid characters are a-z, 0-9 and arobase (@), hyphen (-), underscore (_), dot (.)).


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xkcd: Perl Problems; I got 99 problems. So I used regular expressions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/08


I got 99 problems. So I used regular expressions...
I got 99 problems. So I used regular expressions…


via: xkcd: Perl Problems.

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USB drive/stick as DataStore is possible, but not recommended (via: VMware Communities)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/08

A long while ago I blogged about Creating vSphere 5 ESXi embedded USB Stick so I could boot ESXi from USB.

Since then, I changed USB sticks to be larger (and faster) ones and thought it might be possible to put a small datastore on it for a small maintenance VM.

The VMware Communities: External USB hard drive detected as… thread on the VMware Communities site shows you can do it for a USB disk, but only from the console or SSH (not from the regular maintenance tools).

The results vary, and don’t sound very stable to me, so it is definitely not recommended.

So I have refrained from going that way.


via: VMware Communities: External USB hard drive detected as….

Posted in ESXi5, Hardware, HP XW6600, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

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