VMware ESXi upgrade to ESXi 6.5d (April 2017)

This short guide describes how to upgrade your VMWare ESXi 6.5 installation to version 6.5d dating 18 April 2017.

You need to enable SSH on the GUI if you want to do this remotely.

Before starting it`s recommended to put the system in maintenance mode.

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20170404001-standard \
-d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

Afterwards, you have to reboot.

Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.10 installation guide

This installation guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Kubuntu and Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. A low latency version is also available in the directory of the linked files.

This post is an update of “Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.9 installation guide

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10/

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    linux-headers-4.10.0-041000_4.10.0-041000.201702191831_all.deb
  2. And the appropriate headers package for your system (choose yours)
  3. And the kernel image  (choose yours)
  4. Install the files in the same order as downloaded above. So first install the headers (generic and CPU) and finally the image (1 file).
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

I will post the latest version of the 4.10 branch and 4.11 release candidates in comments below.

Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.9 installation guide

This installation guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Kubuntu and Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. A low latency version is also available in the directory of the linked files.

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    linux-headers-4.9.0-040900_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_all.deb
  2. And the appropriate headers package for your system (choose yours)
  3. And the kernel image  (choose yours)
  4. Install the files in the same order as downloaded above. So first install the headers (generic and CPU) and finally the image (1 file).
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

I will post the latest version of the 4.8 branch and 4.9 release candidates in comments below.

Merging gmap3 and Processing.js into PowerPack

In addition to my in july announced plugin mergers (see post: Abandoning many WordPress plugins) I would like to give an update.

Today I decided that both Processing.js for WordPress and gmap 3 for WordPress will not be supported starting 1-1-2017. It`s functionality will be included into PowerPack.

Modernizr for WordPress will follow later, after the 3.1 release, but likely before WordPress 4.8