Nissan Leaf (2018) Range Tracking

So I took the plunge on a lease of an electric car, I’ve always been interested in electrically powered transportation, but only now has the battery technology developed to the point where it is 1. practical and 2. cheap enough to do. There’s lots of benefits to the planet, environment and health, and also the […]

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Can’t unmount an NFS datastore from a ESXi host

PROBLEM As part of a storage replacement programme, we had migrated all our VMs off the NFS datastore. When attempting to unmount the datastore from the host(s) we where given this error: Call “HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore” for object “datastoreSystem-122544” on vCenter Server “vcenterFQDN” failed. An unknown error has occurred. Checking the /var/log/vmkernel.log on the host we saw […]

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Can’t unmount an NFS datastore from a ESXi host

PROBLEM As part of a storage replacement programme, we had migrated all our VMs off the NFS datastore. When attempting to unmount the datastore from the host(s) we where given this error: Call “HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore” for object “datastoreSystem-122544” on vCenter Server “vcenterFQDN” failed. An unknown error has occurred. Checking the /var/log/vmkernel.log on the host we saw […]

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Running BT Analogue Telephone Line via Structured CAT5e Network Cabling (RJ45)

From time to time you need to run normal POTS telephone over structured cabling, the main issue is that in the UK the pin outs can be different from the rest of the world, so buying a BT plug to RJ45 cable doesn’t always work. Below is a diagram of the cabling pinouts required for […]

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