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Piranha on CentOS 6

February 3, 2012

I needed to set up a load balanced and redundant solution for a squid proxy server. My primary goals were simplicity and redundancy. I started with a stand-alone squid proxy server (CentOS 6, squid, NTLM authentication). Alone, this works great for an AD environment; single sign-on authentication so no password prompt, integrates with AD groups [...]

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How to Thin Provision on VMware ESXi 3.5 Free version

April 29, 2009

VMware does not offer a supported method to create a thin disk on the free version of ESXi 3.5. Thin = only allocate space as the guest OS demands. The GUI, Virtual Infrastructure Client, only creates zeroedthick disks (pre-allocated and zeroed on demand), therefore using up much more space than required. The command-line tools, RCLI, either on [...]

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