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SLES 11

NDSD Health Check Script

I’ve received a great deal of feed back on the DSfW Health Check Script and applied some changes. One of the suggestions was to do only a ndsd (eDirectory) script. The DSfW Health Check Script works for both DSfW and eDirectory servers, but if all you want to do is check eDirectory health on a DSfW server or want a script only for ndsd that is smaller and simple this is an option.

I am always looking for suggestions. I’ve created a video for the ndsd_heaclthchk script. Watch to to learn about configuring it for your specific needs.

For for NDSD Health Check in the download section.

The configuration options are as follows

# Set emailsetting to 1 to send e-mail log when finished. Set to 0 or remove the 1 to disable
emailsetting=0

# Set emailonerror to 1 to send e-mail log if an error is returned. Set to… Continue reading

VMWare and best practices for Timekeeping

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests for timekeeping best practices for VMWare

VMWare has a great support article on this.  Below are the SLES recommendations.  The article can be found here

 

SLES 11 (All updates) No additional kernel parameters required.
SLES 10 SP4 on ESX 5.0 and later clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 SP4 on ESX 4.x Use a VMI enabled kernel.
SLES 10 SP3 on ESXi 5.0 clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 SP3 on ESX 3.5 and 4.x Use a VMI enabled kernel.
SLES 10 SP3 on ESX 3.0.x and earlier clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 SP2 on ESXi 5.0 clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 SP2 on ESX 3.5 and 4.x Use a VMI enabled kernel.
SLES 10 SP2 on ESX 3.0.x and earlier clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 SP1 clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 10 clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 9 (All updates) clock=pmtmr
hpet=disable
SLES 8 No additional kernel parameters required.
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Creating a SLES11 Install source

Creating an install source is extremely easy to do with YaST.  Just follow the installation server wizard.

To create a single SLES+OES DVD follow Simon’s Coolsolution Article

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