Archive for July, 2009

How to create an ESXi v4 Whitebox ISO with Windows Tools

Monday, July 27th, 2009 | VMWare | 65 Comments

This is a short tutorial on how to build a custom ESXi v4.0 Whitebox ISO with Windows Tools (and an Ubuntu-VMImage for VMWare Player) by integrating a new driver (RTL8169 network card) into the Community Driver Pack and integrating this pack into the ISO, too.
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Ext: tt_news – no translation for name of months

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | Typo3 | No Comments

Typo3-Extension: tt_news – non translated month names

If you stumble across this problem, maybe you haven’t installed the right locale on your linux computer.  Open a new shell and type

This prints out all available locales. Refer to your OS manual on how to install additional locales.
Try this php script for testing locales (taken from php manual setlocale)

/* Set locale to Dutch */
setlocale(LC_ALL, 'nl_NL');

/* Output: vrijdag 22 december 1978 */
echo strftime("%A %e %B %Y", mktime(0, 0, 0, 12, 22, 1978));

/* try different possible locale names for german as of PHP 4.3.0 */
$loc_de = setlocale(LC_ALL, 'de_DE@euro', 'de_DE', 'de', 'ge');
"Preferred locale for german on this system is '$loc_de'";

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Nagios | 16 Comments

A Nagios plugin that parses the status page of an apache or lighttpd server, the plugin returns the response time, the amount of idle, busy, open (apache only) and total slots. The perfdata returns the status of all slots including Requests/sec, Bytes/Request and Bytes/sec. Optionally you can specify how much slots should be available. Use http(s) and basic user authentication with non standard server-status urls. This is an enhanced version of an enhanced version of Lieven De Bodt’s

Detailed info at

Whats new
v1.1 Works with lighttpd server-status as well, added accesses perfdata (Lighttpd v1.4.19 tested)
v1.2 Updated perf data to be PNP compliant, added proxy option

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About Dennis D. Spreen

I'm an avid programmer working on a variety of platforms in a variety of languages with a wide technical interest.


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