Fortigate’s logging typically isn’t the best – but it’s bad when you have no logs at all, which seems to be the default. To enable logging Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
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Spent a lot of my free time recently finishing up an edit I was doing for my climbing club, for our trip to El Chorro, Andalucia, Spain in February. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
I had problems recently on a Dell R720XD giving problems when trying to install openSUSE, regardless of the mode I set it up in I would get strange vertical coloured lines on the monitor. It’s a graphics driver problem clearly – the solution, on the openSUSE boot screen, move to Installation and in the boot […]
Centrally managing your storage is nice – especially when you’ve just built your own SANs (or such). I created a synchronous replicating SAN cluster using LSI MegaRAID 9270-8i cards in 2x Dell R720XD chassis built on openSUSE 12.3 (more on that in another article soon). We are migrating from 2x Dell MD3000i to these beasts […]
So you’ve downloaded all the new VMWare 5.5 goodies and you want to upgrade your vCSA install to v5.5 – this is a little more involved than you may think, however it is very much worth the effort: In vSphere 5.5, the vCenter Server Appliance limitations have been extremely raised when using the embedded database: Previous […]
Again, Fortigate’s documentation falls down at the simplest of things, this time, syslogging – To get your Fortigate to log to a syslogger (like Kiwi/Splunk) you’ll need to go in via the CLI as they have removed this option from the GUI as of FortiOS v5.0. Log in via shell and enter the following: config […]
Recently had a problem were Veeam was giving bother on one VM that had a dedicated datastore, not allowing hot-add virtual appliance mode to work. I originally thought it was a problem with CBT (changed block tracking) so I disabled that, with no luck, as it transpires there were a few (all datastore formatting related) […]
VMWare’s vSAN Community site has been launched today in preparation for the release of vSphere 5.5 including the new vSAN feature (clustered, replicated local storage on hosts acting as a “Virtual SAN”). You can have a look at the walkthroughs here. You can sign up for the beta program here, more vSAN info available here. […]
Netgear for some reason believe that ReadyNAS models that aren’t the “Pro” line don’t require network teaming across both their ethernet ports, so you have 2 network ports on your NAS, you’ve got your jumbo frames on and you want to configure load balancing/failover via the 2 interfaces. Of course the ReadyNAS is based on […]
Obviously nowadays when admining we mostly have laptops – laptops don’t tend to come with serial I/O ports anymore, so you buy a Serial -> USB adapter, say this one or any one with a legit (there are fakes) FDTI FT232RL chipset. Download and install the relevant drivers but where do we go from here? Specifically […]