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Archive for March 23rd, 2014

Windows command-line: Finding default routes and setting their metric

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

When you have multiple network connections, sometimes you want to prefer one to be used as “default” (i.e. because it has higher speed or lower latency).

Windows already tries to accommodate for that by assigning “metrics” to your network connections. They depend on the kind of network (wired over wireless) and speed of the connection.

To see the current default network routes and their metrics, you use the route print command and filter it with findstr like this:

route print | findstr /C:"Metric" /C:" 0.0.0.0"

The “0.0.0.0” string is to filter out the default routes, and “Metric” includes the header line.

For one of my XP machines, the result is this:

Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.71.1 192.168.71.28 10
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.171.1 192.168.171.140 10

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Now, even though both metric are 10, my 192.168.71.1 gateway is much slower than my 192.168.171.1 gateway, so I want to prefer the last one. Read the rest of this entry »

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VMware ESXi 5.5 LSI MegaRaid 9271: Firmware Update / Driver & CIM Provider Installation – VMware – IT-News, Tutorials, Reviews, Gaming – skV-NET

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

Soon I’m going to update the ESXi 5.1 with the youngest LSI 9260 driver and CIM from MegaRAID 9260-8i RAID Controller Card | SAS RAID | LSI.

Steps are at VMware ESXi 5.5 LSI MegaRaid 9271: Firmware Update / Driver & CIM Provider Installation – VMware – IT-News, Tutorials, Reviews, Gaming – skV-NET.

–jeroen

Posted in ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

How to disable automatic search for network printers and folders in Windows XP

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

Gosh I hate it when on a Windows machine your printer list is like a 100 when visiting a couple of clients and friends.

Disable this seems easy How to disable automatic search for network printers and folders in Windows XP, but note there is no “Advanced” button so better follow the steps at Windows XP – How do I Disable the auto Network Printer Ins.. – Network Printer – Windows XP.

Now lets find out how to do that in Windows versions beyond XP (:

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

ESXi 5.1 and rsync – damiendebin.net.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

Interesting: ESXi 5.1 and rsync – damiendebin.net. It works in ESXi 5.5 too, and the French link below has a version that runs on ESXi 4.

Now you can do these forms of backup:

Posted in *nix, ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, wget | 6 Comments »

ESXi: for high speed copying from ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.1 use @Veeam FastSCP 3.0.3, not Veeam Backup and Replication 6.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/23

I had to move a bunch of stuff from an old ESXI 4.1 server to a newer ESXi 5.1 server.

For that I used a Windows XP VM on the new ESXI 5.1 server that had two different 1 gigabit network connections so it could run full speed.

Speed comparison for 60 gigabytes of VMs:

I used both settings for both tools: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5.1, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, Windows, Windows XP | 6 Comments »

 
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