Nagios check_esxi_hardware CRITICAL: Execution time too long!

Today I ran into a Nagios check that had shown status “UNKNOWN” with output “CRITICAL: Execution time too long!” for the check_esxi_hardware check. The server and ESXi system all seemed to be functioning just fine, and no updates had been applied between it working and the new “UNKNOWN” status. Continue reading “Nagios check_esxi_hardware CRITICAL: Execution time too long!”

VMWare Tools (esp. Unity) with Kali Linux 3.12.6-2kali1

While attempting to get a fresh VM of Kali Linux (3.12.6-2kali1,3.12-kali1-amd64)  to install VMWare Tools (8.8.0 build-471268), I ran into the following errors (among others).

Use of uninitialized value $subLevel in split at /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl line 5324.
Use of uninitialized value $subLevel in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl line 5325.
Argument "12-kali1-amd64" isn't numeric in multiplication (*) at /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl line 4859.
Use of uninitialized value $subLevel in addition (+) at /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl line 4859.

My primary intent was to use Unity mode, since some basic functionality was already working with the default install (such as not needing ctrl-alt to move mouse to host OS).

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