Assign a fix MAC address to a vmware network interface

MAC addresses are assigned at the bootup of a virtual machine. But there is a way to assign a fix hardware address to a vmware network interface by editing the virtual machine with Vi.

Simply connect with SSH to your ESXi and go to /vnfs/datastore1 or anywhere you put your vm.

If your virtual machine is called vm1, go to /vmfs/datastore1/vm1

Open the file vm1.vmx using Vi.

Around the end of the file there will be the configuration of the network interfaces.

You should see things like:

Qutub Minar

Indians seem to be very proud of Qutub Minar. It is a nice sight to visit, no too crowded even on a Saturday afternoon.

As usual when it is available I decided to hire an audio guide. Audio guides will give you only advantages.

First no pseudo fake official guide is going to annoy you and try to get your money in exchange of dodgy historical facts…

Second the information you receive is probably accurate. It probably doesn’t work in every country but I think I can trust India for not trying to change History.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is a multi-faith praying temple. It is also known as the Bahá’í House of Worship. Apparently these Bahá’í Houses are sharing some characteristics. They should be roughly rounded and have 9 sides. I looked a bit inside and it was obvious that everything was build around the number 9.

Anyone is welcome to enter the Lotus temple and stay as long as they want. You are welcome to pray for whoever you want and speak to whatever god you want and for as long as you want.

5 best tricks to break the ice and connect with a small audience

A lot of trainer will say the same, one of the major problem when training adults is to connect with them and make them feel accepted so you can set a safe and efficient learning environment.

Here are some tricks and tips on how to setup this safe learning environment.

1 – Be early.

Qatar Airways

I have been literally traveling the world and went to odd, interesting, strange, welcoming, funny and bizarre countries like Greenland, India, South Africa, Chile or Japan. But this week I had to go to a different country. Iran.

In order to fly there I chose to use the direct Finnair (AY) flight from Helsinki to Dubai and to use short Qatar Airways (QR) flights to get to Tehran.