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Cisco ASA iconASA 5500 - Port Forwarding To A Different Port
25/07/15 - Not since 'pre 8.3' days have I had to port forward from one port to his a server on a different port, usually this is a requirement if you only have one public IP but need to connect to many servers on the same port. Here I use the example of RDP but the process is the same for any port. [more]
Cisco iconCisco IOS - Find The 'Default Route' For A VRF
20/07/15 - Routing is one of my weaker subjects, today I was trying to chase some routes though a network to locate some firewalls. The core of the network has a bunch of 6500 Switches in various data centers. I tracked the network I was working on to an SVI on a core switch, that was in a VRF. [more]
Cisco ASA iconCisco ASA 5500 - Sub Interfaces and VLANS
18/07/15 - You can take the physical interface of a Cisco ASA firewall, (or an ether channel) and split it down into further sub-interfaces. This way you can set multiple VLANs to use this interface as a gateway at the same time whilst still separating the traffic. [more]
Server 2012 iconMicrosoft Certificate Services Configuring OCSP
06/07/15 - I seem to have done a lot of PKI the last 18 months, This week I needed an OCSP server deploying for the CA server on my test bench so I took the time to document it for future use. One of the most overlooked parts of a PKI deployment, is how to cope with 'revoking' certificates. [more]
Cisco ISE iconCisco ISE - Basic 802.1x With Windows - Part Four - Configuring The Windows Clients (Supplicants)
05/07/15 - Back in Part Three we setup the switches ready to plug in our clients. I'm going to configure the Windows clients by Group Policy. But I suggest you carry out tests using single Windows clients and LOCAL policy until you know you have everything setup correctly. [more]
Windows 10 iconWindows 10 - Install The VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client
03/07/15 - Have you installed the VI client on Windows 10? My boss asked me this week, if it didn't work then loads of people would soon be moaning. I had the brainwave, "Why not ThinApp the client" it would work then, but the 5.5 client stubbornly refused and the ThinApp package size was enormous. [more]
Cisco ASA iconCisco ASA - Changing the Outside IP Address
30/06/15 - I see this question get asked a lot on forums, most people never touch the firewall, 'if it's working leave it alone'. And that's great until you move offices, or get a newer faster (or cheaper) Internet connection. What if you have multiple public IP's or VPNs to worry about? [more]
RSA iconRSA Authentication Manager - Importing SecureID Tokens
23/06/15 - It's been a while since I had to do this, you used to simply take a number from the token pack, import it into the RSA Authentication Manager, job done. Now the tokens are shipped to you encrypted, you need to register them with RSA, decrypt them, then import them. [more]
GNS3 iconGNS3 - Initial Setup, Adding Routers, Hosts, and ASA Firewalls
18/06/15 - I've been meaning to come back and re-write this ever since GNS3 was completely overhauled and changed last year. I've left the original article hidden in the bowels of the site, and simply written a new one for the latest version. Setting up routers, ASA firewalls and hosts. [more]
Windows 8 iconWindows 8/8.1 Stop The New User Animation
18/06/15 - After spinning up quite a few Windows 8 virtual machines over the past few days, it struck me how annoying the new user account animation was. It's only setting up a user profile, why on earth does it take so long? [more]
Cisco ISE iconCisco ISE - Basic 802.1x With Windows - Part Three - Adding Network Devices (Authenticators)
17/06/15 - Back in Part Two we configures the specific 802.1x policies in Cisco ISE. Here I will add our switch into ISE as a RADIUS device, and create some groups, and locations for good housekeeping. [more]
Exchange 2013 iconMigrating Public Folders from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013
16/06/15 - Updated - This procedure has now changed, I've added the links in to the relevant Technet article to keep the article up to date, as soon as I've had change to test the procedure, I will update the entire article accordingly. [more]
vSphere iconReplacing the vCenter 5.5 Certificate using Microsoft Certificate Services - Part 1
16/06/15 - Long time site supporter Daniel Newton, runs through how to create a template in Windows Certificate services, for use with VMware vCenter 5.5. [more]
Cisco ISE IconCisco ISE - Basic 802.1x With Windows Part Two - Configuring 802.1x Policies
10/06/15 - Back in Part One, we joined Cisco ISE to Active Directory, now we we will take the built in ISE policies and change them. This will allow our clients to authenticate, with the correct protocols. [more]
Cisco AnyConnect IconCisco AnyConnect - Adding Multiple VPN Devices to the Client
09/06/15 - Updated - If you connect to a lot of different firewalls, then constantly having to change the address you are going to can be a pain. Particularly if some clients don't have a host name for their device, and you can't remember everyone's IP addresses. [more]
Cisco ISE IconCisco ISE - Basic 802.1x With Windows - Part One - Active Directory Integration
09/06/15 - To carry out this procedure you should have your ISE appliance deployed, with all the basic settings on it. Over the next few articles I'm going to connect the ISE appliance to Active Directory, then configure the ISE Appliance for 802.1x. [more]
Cisco IconCisco - Using a Mini USB Console Cable
05/06/15 - A colleague asked me if I had a USB console cable, because the switch he was working on had a failed RJ45 console port. I thought it was just the same cable that charged my phone (USB A to micro USB). But it isn't, it's mini USB. [more]
PowerShell IconPowerShell - Update All Domain Users With Email Address From UPN
05/06/15 - I had a problem with Certificate Services, every time it tried to issue a 'user' certificate it gave me an error because the user did not have an email address specified on their user object in AD. I thought "I wish I know enough PowerShell, to just put an email address in all the users e-mail attribute". [more]
Cisco ISE IconCisco ISE - Upgrading
02/06/15 - Just as I was hunting around for an NFR version of Cisco ISE 1.3 they released 1.4. I wasn't sure if I could upgrade my NFR version without breaking it so I thought I would 'have a go'. [more]
Switch IconCisco Catalyst - %Error Deleting flash:/{name} (Is a directory)
28/05/15 - Today I was upgrading a Cisco Catalyst 3750 switch, and I needed to free up some space in the flash memory to upload the new system image to. However when I tried to delete the current system file I got this error. [more]
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