IT notes

macOs sparseimage

To create an install disk using an spare disk: $ hdiutil create -size 6GB -fs JHFS+ -volname "macOS_installmedia" -type SPARSE ~/Desktop/macOS_installmedia Mount it (or double-click in Finder to mount): $ hdiutil mount ~/Desktop/macOS_installmedia.sparseimage Use the createinstallmedia: $ sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/macOS_installmedia --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app

vm tools

vmware tools guest FreeBSD While running FreeBSD as a guest on VMWARE the vm-tools can be installed with this: $ pkg install open-vm-tools-nox11 Later enable them on /etc/rc.conf: vmware_guest_vmblock_enable="YES" vmware_guest_vmhgfs_enable="YES" vmware_guest_vmmemctl_enable="YES" vmware_guest_vmxnet_enable="YES" vmware_guestd_enable="YES"

checksum offload

TCP offload engine TOE is a technology used in network interface cards (NIC) to offload processing of the entire TCP/IP stack to the network controller. It is primarily used with high-speed network interfaces, such as gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, where processing overhead of the network stack becomes significant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_offload_engine On Virtual Guest disabling the cheksum may boost the newtork speed, for example on GCE when using FreeBSD add this to the /boot/loader.