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Archive for September 16th, 2016

 Becker Mexico Cassette AUX input Upgrade by Ken Tyler for W116 : Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 350SE, 350SEL, 450SE, 450SEL & 450SEL 6.9

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/16

A modification to fit a 3.5 mm stereo socket to the front face of a Becker Mexico Cassette to allow use of mp3 players and the like but still retaining AM/FM radio and cassette functions.

Source: W116 : Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 350SE, 350SEL, 450SE, 450SEL & 450SEL 6.9


We’ve such a receiver in our classic car (see 1970 Becker Mexico AM-FM Cassette Car Radio showing operation & sound – YouTube « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff).

It would be a great way to add AUX to it, but I’d rather not modify the front-panel. Since the 450SEL69 has plenty of room, I will try to see if the above instructions can make the cable external so the AUX connector will be either near the arm rest or the glove compartment.



Posted in cars, LifeHacker, Power User, W116 | 2 Comments »

VMware KB: Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) on ESX/ESXi hosts using the vSphere Client

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/16

Often it is better to configure more than just a single server in case the IP-address of the name gets cached too long and it becomes unresponsive during that period.

So it is better to configure multiple, choose from this list from [ How do I setup NTP to use the pool?.

Here are the steps for one server where you need to repeat the steps after entering

To configure NTP on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x hosts using the vSphere Client:

  1. Connect to the ESX/ESXi host using the vSphere Client.
  2. Select a host in the inventory.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. Click Time Configuration.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click Options.
  7. Click NTP Settings.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Enter the NTP Server name. For example,
    1. Note: When entering the multiple NTP Server names, use a comma (,) followed by a space ( ) between the entries.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click the General tab.
  12. Click Start automatically under Startup Policy.
    1. Note: It is recommended to set the time manually prior to starting the service.
  13. Click Start and click OK.
  14. Click OK to exit.



Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

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