Updating FirePOWER Module (From ASDM)
Sep14

Updating FirePOWER Module (From ASDM)

KB ID 0001348 Dtd 14/09/17 Problem Normally I don’t like upgrading the SFR this way. But then I tend to install new firewalls set them up and walk away, so its easier (and a LOT quicker) to simply image the module to the latest version and then set it up. Like So; Re-Image and Update the Cisco FirePOWER Services Module This week I had an existing customer, who has an ASA5508-X but wasn’t using his FirePOWER, I’d...

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Cisco Error ‘%PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED’
Sep13

Cisco Error ‘%PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED’

KB ID 0001347 Dtd 13/09/17 Problem This is another question I see getting asked a lot in forums! You see something like the following; 000032: *Sep 28 09:35:32.507 UTC: %PHY-4-SFP_NOT_SUPPORTED: The SFP in Gi3/0/50 is not supported (PNL-3750-Stack) 000033: *Sep 28 09:35:32.507 UTC: %PM-4-ERR_DISABLE: gbic-invalid error detected on Gi3/0/50, putting Gi3/0/50 in err-disable state (PNL-3750-Stack) The usual response is ‘Enable...

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VMware vSphere and ESXi – Create a ‘Logon Banner’
Sep12

VMware vSphere and ESXi – Create a ‘Logon Banner’

KB ID 0001346 Dtd 12/09/17 Problem Before you create your logon banner it’s important to understand; Where you want it to appear. What the underlying file is actually called (on ESXi). For access to the vSphere Web client (including the Flash client), the setting you want is ”Login Banner’ (Note: vCenter 6.0.Update2 or higher is required); Using this you CAN FORCE, (but you don’t have to) a user to tick...

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FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets
Sep11

FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets

KB ID 0001344 Dtd 11/09/17 Problem While replacing a FirePOWER Management console, I got this error; Interface Status Interface ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving any packets   Solution A look a the health monitor showed me the same thing; Firstly, common sense dictates, that this is a live firewall and traffic is actually flowing though it? In my case the traffic simply needed to be ‘sent though’ the...

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VMware Converter – Unable to Deploy Agent
Sep11

VMware Converter – Unable to Deploy Agent

KB ID 0001345 Dtd 11/09/17 Problem I still think P2V conversions are cool, and I’ve been doing them since version 3! It seems though every time I try and do one with the standalone converter though I get this error; VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Unable to complete installation/uninstallation of converter agent on ‘{target}’ Solution I always spend five minutes messing with firewalls, checking remote registry...

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