Install VMWare Tools in Kali Linux/Debian on VMWare Workstation Pro

Login to your Kali Linux /Debian desktop.

From your VMWare Workstation, navigate to VM > Install VMWare Tools. The disk icon will be available on your desktop.

Open the mounted disk and copy the compressed file, for example VMwareTools-10.2.5-8068393.tar.gz to desktop and then extract it.

Open terminal and navigate to the extracted files directory.

Execute the command below to install:

sudo ./ -d

Wait till the installation complete. After complete, you can continue to set other compatible properties between VMWare and Debian, such as display resolution.

Tested on VMWare Workstation Pro + Kali Linux 2018.2

How to Upgrade Ironport ESAs in a Cluster

Here is my quick review of how to upgrade Ironport ESAs in a Cluster.

To upgrade, first we have to disconnect machines from cluster, upgrade them one by one, and then join them all together again in cluster.

I will assume that you know the basic operation of Ironport ESA via CLI. I will write only the major steps. Continue reading “How to Upgrade Ironport ESAs in a Cluster”

How to Set Ironport vESA Update Server

I have a case when I tried to upgrade the Ironport virtual Email Security Appliances (vESA) and then the appliance failed to locate the update server. It happened after migrating from physical appliance to virtual appliance.

The main cause of the problem is the virtual appliance use different update server than the physical unit, so we have to set it manually via console. It is easy 😉 so let’s begin!

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