How-To: Run 32-bit Apps on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Unlike 64-bit versions of Windows and OS X that run 32-bit apps without any extra effort, Ubuntu requires the manual installation of 32-bit libraries. The good news is that only one command needs to be executed at the command line. For newer releases of Ubuntu, like 13.04, it is sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch. MultiArch support was introduced in release 11.04. For earlier releases of Ubuntu, the command is sudo apt-get install ia32-libs. You can read more about MultiArch support in Ubuntu at Ubuntu MultiArch.

How-To: Reset All Settings

There may come a time when you want to start over again as though you have a fresh install of vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe or vmProcessStrobeWeb. To reset all settings, just follow the instructions below.

For vmCLIpboard and vmProcessStrobe, hold down one of the Shift keys while the application is starting. You’ll get a clean launch as though it was the first run after installation. Upon exiting the application, you will be asked whether or not you want to follow through with the reset of all settings. Answer Yes to save your fresh start or No to revert back to the previous configuration.

For vmProcessStrobeWeb, the procedure is a bit different because it is running as a server capable of hosting many users simultaneously. The first step is to notify all users to disconnect. The next step is for the Stand Alone version only and that is to stop the daemon/service. For either version, the next step is to locate the vmProcessStrobeWeb.db file and delete it. The location of that file will depend on your operating system. It is in /home/user for Linux, \user\AppData\Roaming for Windows and /Users/user/Library/Application Support for OS X. In each case, user is to be replaced by the user id under which vmProcessStrobeWeb is run. For the Stand Alone version, restart the daemon/service. The next user to connect will be walked through the online configuration again, just like the first time.

How-To: Easily Add Many VMware Hosts

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For those of you managing many VMware hosts, there is an easy way to add large groups of them to vmCLIpboard, vmProcessStrobe and vmProcessStrobeWeb. In the Add Remote Hosts dialog that is common to all of our products for VMware, the “Name or IP” field can handle a range of IP addresses. Instead of entering just one IP address, enter the first three octets as usual but make the fourth a range using a hyphen to separate the beginning and end of the range. In the example 192.168.1.100-199 we have defined a range of one hundred IP address. The first IP address is 192.168.1.100 and the last is 192.168.1.199. If your typical VMware server hosts ten virtual machines then we just added 1,000 virtual machines with a single entry.

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