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Error IconWindows Event ID 3033
23/10/14 - A similar problem came up on a forum today, I had to work out how to change connection limits, and I knew I had done it before, so I opened this article and re wrote it from scratch. [more]
Switch IconCisco Catalyst Switches - Adding Licenses
20/10/14 - I had a load of Cisco Catalyst 3560 switches that needed 'ipbase' licenses adding to them today. I've messed about with plenty of ASA license upgrades before, but not switches. [more]
AnyConnect IconCisco AnyConnect - Adding Multiple VPN Devices to the Client
20/10/14 - 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 cant remember everyone's IP addresses. [more]
Cisco IconCisco IOS - Return an Interface to Default (Remove all Settings)
15/10/14 - The configuration for a particular interface can get quite long, you could go to interface configuration mode, and prefix all the commands with a 'no'. But this can be a bit repetitive and time consuming. [more]
Switch IconConfiguring Multiple Cisco Switch Ports at the Same Time
14/10/14 - If you have the same configuration that needs to be placed on multiple ports, then doing each one individually can be time consuming. To save time use the 'interface range' command. [more]
Juniper IconJuniper SRX - Setting the Default Static Route
13/10/14 - It takes me seconds to do this on an ASA, on every occasion I've had to do the same on a Juniper firewall I've had to research how to do it again. Here I'm setting up the 'default' route to the Internet, but the syntax is the same for setting up any static route. [more]
NetApp IconNetApp - Four-Post Rail Kit
04/10/14 - I've never worked with NetApp equipment before, but today we had to rack a lot of shelves, and a controller. Each one had the same rail kit. After much swearing, and inserting/removing of cage nuts/bolts, someone committed the cardinal sin of actually reading the instructions. [more]
ASA IconCisco ASA 5500 - Adding New 'Different Range' Public IP Addresses
04/10/14 - If you have run out of public IP addresses, and your ISP offered you an additional range of IP addresses, how would you add them to your ASA, if they are not contiguous with your current public IP range? Really easily is the answer, your ISP has the hard work to do. [more]
ASA IconASA 5585-X Update the CX SSP Module
03/10/14 - Every piece of documentation I found on upgrading CX modules was for doing so on models other than the ASA5585-X. The (current) latest CLI guide says, 'See the ASA CX module documentation for more information.' Yeah good luck finding that! [more]
ASA IconCisco ASA 5585-X Port Numbering
02/10/14 - Back at the beginning of the year I had to do a firewall design that included an ASA5585-X, I did some searching to find out how the ports were numbered but came up blank. So I took an (Incorrect) educated guess. [more]
Juniper IconFactory Reset Juniper SRX Firewall
29/09/14 - If you manage to stuff up your firewall, or you have just done some testing and want to revert back to 'as new' here is how to do it. [more]
Cisco Switch IconCisco Catalyst - Upgrading 'Stacked' Switches
26/09/14 - The process of upgrading switches in a 'stack' is a little more convoluted than normal. Here is a walk though of me upgrading a stack of two Catalyst 3750 switches to demonstrate. [more]
Cisco ASA IconCisco ASA 5500 - Throttling (Rate Limiting) Traffic
24/09/14 - If you have one client thats taking all your bandwidth, or a server thats getting a lot of connections from external IP addresses, and that's causing you performance problems. You can 'throttle' traffic from/to that client by 'policing' its traffic. [more]
Switch IconCisco IOS - Configuring Switch to Switch MACSEC
22/09/14 - My colleague had to set this up on the test bench today, and it looked infinitely more interesting that what I was doing, so I grabbed my console cable, and offered to 'help'. [more]
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