Andy's VMware vSphere tip#6: [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device - updating from 6.5 U1 to 6.5 U2 (possible other versions as well!)
We were updating HPE Proliant Servers Generation 8 [G8], and it would appear as of writing HPE have still not released a Gen8 ESXi 6.5 U2 Image! So we had to use 6.5 U1 and updated to U2. [Please note always use the OEM version of ESXi for vendor servers, e.g. HPE, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, Fujitsu etc]
Apple Service when purchasing a computer from them
I just ordered and purchased an Apple Mac Air laptop, along with a couple of genuine Apple accessories direct from Apple's online store and thought I'd share my experience when dealing with them.
Firstly, the Chat support when purchasing I found to be outstanding. The representative I spoke to was highly knowledgeable when compared to other representatives I've chatted to from other Vendors like DELL and HP. All other vendors I think could take a page from the type of people they hire to assist potential purchasers from Apple.
Apple promised to keep me up to date with the progress of my order and every promise made was honored. This again I found to be excellent to experiences I've had with other Vendors, where I got (as an example) an SMS saying that my order was processed and would be delivered soon. That would be great if those SMS's didn't actually come until "after" the product was delivered. Apple's progress reports on the other hand, were all spot on.
The boxing of the products I ordered, being the Mac Air Laptop itself, an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and a Lacie Porsche USB 3.0 1TB external drive were very nicely boxed.
The initial setup process for the new laptop was very nicely done and extremely easy to follow, with layman types explanations given every step of the way. The
Andy's VMware vSphere tip#28: Not really a VMware tip. But PASSWORDS are no longer safe, turn on Two Factor Authentication where possible. Change your passwords today, check if you've been pwned! https://haveibeenpwned.com/ So many websites have been hacked in previous years, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Adobe, Last.fm, tumblr, and now Reddit.....
Your password from one of these sites, is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, as well as your email address, and telephone number, in spread sheets which are circling the internet!
If you are still using an OLD PASSWORD ANYWHERE change IT NOW.
Use a password manager to help you ensure all your passwords are strong and unique such that a breach of one service doesn't put your other services at risk.