Deploying a ‘Nano’ Webserver (IIS)
Mar08

Deploying a ‘Nano’ Webserver (IIS)

KB ID 0001526 Problem We’ve had Server Core for a while now, and I’ve never really seen it deployed in anger. Now we have Nano Server. You don’t install this like normal Windows Server distributions, i.e. it’s not an option when you run the install DVD. Originally you have to create the image with Powershell, but now you can use ‘Nano Server Image Builder’. Nano Server is a tiny distribution, and...

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VMware ‘Disable DelayedAck’ Does Not Work?
Mar07

VMware ‘Disable DelayedAck’ Does Not Work?

KB ID 0001525 Problem I’ve got a client thats been having some performance issues with their VMs. Their storage vendor, (EMC) said that as a result of finding this in the logs; B       02/28/19 09:50:53.953 scsitarg          117000e [INFO] System: iSCSI Logout Initiator Data: IP=192.168.200.161 Name=…-ec-21 Target Data: Port=2 Flags=0x00002002 Info=0x01200801 B       02/28/19 09:50:53.969 scsitarg          117000e [INFO]...

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Windows: Deploy and Configure DNSSEC
Mar06

Windows: Deploy and Configure DNSSEC

KB ID 0001524 Problem Like many protocols and solutions, DNS was designed in a time when we all trusted each other, and a ‘hacker’ was some sort of farm equipment. To ensure when you get a response form a DNS server it is coming from where you expect it to, and you can trust it. We use DNSSEC. Basically it signs the DNS record with a digital cypher.  The client can then validate the DNS record when it receives it and it...

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VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard
Mar03

VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard

KB ID 0001523 Problem While building my new MacBook, I installed VMWare Fusion, (I always run a Windows VM, in case I have to do something on Windows). But no matter what version I tried to install, I could not interface with the VMs, (no mouse or keyboard). I ran Fusion 11 on my old MacBook, (running Mojave). So I was a bit confused.  Solution Click the ‘Apple’ (top left) > System Preferences > Security and Privacy...

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Cisco 5506-X / 5512-X SFR Unsupported
Feb26

Cisco 5506-X / 5512-X SFR Unsupported

KB ID 0001522 Problem After upgrading an ASA 5506-X to Version 9.10, I was about to re-image the FirePOWER SFR module. I went to load the boot image and this happened; sw-module module sfr recover configure image disk0:/asasfr-5500x-boot-6.3.0-3.img ^ ERROR: % Invalid input detected at ‘^’ marker. At first I thought “Oh great, the syntax has changed, there’s another post to update”. But no, the command is...

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