It’s sometimes necessary (say you’ve been working on a VM on your local workstation in either VMWare Fusion, or VMWare Workstation) to move the VM you’ve been playing with to an ESXi instance to either move into development or to have it properly backed up etc. The easiest way I find to do this is […]
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!
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 […]