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If you don't need different virtual machines to be in different VLANS on your vSphere/ESXi servers then you probably just connect everything together and it all works fine. I was trying to carve off some hosts into their own VLAN today, and setup a new vSwitch.
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Despite my best efforts to keep working with the VMware VI client, my recent move to a MAC has finally forced me to start using the web client. So when I rebuilt my vCenter this week, I went out of my way to use that.
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One of the things I used to like about using Windows was if I needed to drop to command line, I could (from any given location), by simply right clicking (while pressing CTRL) and selecting 'Open Command Window Here. On a MAC I have Terminal but thats not an option.
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A few days ago I wrote about disabling SSL v3.0 to force your clients to connect with the more secure TLS v1.0. But what if your AnyConnect clients chose to connect with a weaker encryption cipher? The ciphers your firewall offer (by default) will vary depending on what OS your ASA. 
CentOS 7 - No Network Connection 01/04/15 - A while ago I spun up a CentOS server in VMware Workstation, and I could not get it connected to the network, I was in a bit of a hurry, so I blew it away and just built a new server with CentOS 6. This week I've been using VirtualBox and spun up a new ...
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I had a ponder on just how difficult this would be to defeat. I had a fully working (certificate based) VPN solution running on the bench that I'd used to 'proof of concept' a clients requirements. So I attempted to compromise that for educational purposes :)
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A few days ago I did an article on AnyConnect and Windows DHCP. I ran it up on the test bench for a client, and everything worked fine. Doing the install my test 'remote' client failed to get an IP address. 
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While working on the vSphere Web Client in Google Chrome, I was unable to 'Open Console', the option was on the right click menu, but disappeared and was then greyed out after a second or so.
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I needed to access a folder on a server in a clients DMZ the other week, and the thought struck me 'I have no idea what ports I need to open to accomplish this?
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A week ago today, Microsoft released the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). What is does is automatically changes the load administrator password on workstations, (and servers if required) periodically. It then keeps those passwords securely in AD
Microsoft LAPS - Deployment and Configuration 07/03/15 - A week ago today, Microsoft released the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). What is does is automatically changes the load administrator password on workstations, (and servers if required) periodically.
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Had a stack of 3560-X switches to update, when I went looking for the notes I used last time, I could not find them. This time I took the time to document the procedure. I could upgrade from TFTP, but I used a spare USB drive and the image 'tar' file, and found it a lot less hassle.
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I have made the transition to a MAC laptop pretty easily, but theres one thing thats still a pain, VMware ESXi servers! I know these days vCenter has a nice shiny web management portal, but ESXi does not. 
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UPDATED - I saw this very problem again today, while hardening a firewall I had disabled some SSL encryption ciphers, I had left aes256-sha1 active, and removed the others. Took me a while to realise what had broken it!
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