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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This info is quite hard to come across and Fortigate don’t have it in their GUI from FortiOS v5.0+, SSH into your Fortigate’s CLI and enter the following (it can be done on both software aggregated and standard interfaces): config system interface edit [interfacename] set mtu-override enable set mtu 9208 end end Confirm your MTU […]
Fairly straight forward this time, you’ve configured your MTU/jumbo frames to be 9000 on your client and destination devices (say a laptop/desktop/server/san/nas) and on ALL your switching devices in between – you’ve done that right? ;) Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
I have had the need recently to expand a LUN on a Dell MD3000i SAN to above 2TB that is presented to VMWare ESX 5.1 hosts. There are a few caveats here: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
You will need:
- Dead Motherboard
- Spare PSU
- Laptop/Desktop with LPT/Serial
- An old unused cable with a 2×5 header on one end (usually come free with motherboards)
- Universal Boot CD
- Cable Wiring Guide
- A BIOS ROM for your motherboard (go to your manufacturers website and download the latest)
- Basic DOS knowledge