Use Azure MFA With Microsoft NPS (RADIUS) Server
Jul20

Use Azure MFA With Microsoft NPS (RADIUS) Server

  KB ID 0001759 Problem I was in a forum last week and someone asked, “Can I enable Azure MFA, on my RADIUS server, to secure access to my switches and routers etc”. It turns out if you want to enable Azure MFA with Microsoft NPS it’s actually quite  simple. So, I’m using RADIUS auth (above) on my NPS server, and it’s simply checking the authenticating user is a member of a domain security group....

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Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing
May06

Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing

KB ID 0001750 Problem I get asked this at least once a month, “What’s the score with this DNA Licensing?” It took long enough for everyone to get used to Lan Base, IP Base, and IP Services! The cynic in me would say, Cisco have learned from Meraki that selling subscription licences is much better than selling products that you don’t get any recurring revenue from. But I’ll try an give you the short answer...

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macOS – SSH Error ‘No Matching Exchange Method Found’
Mar24

macOS – SSH Error ‘No Matching Exchange Method Found’

KB ID 0001245  Problem Note Certified working all the way up to macOS Big Sur version 11.2.3 I thought my RoyalTSX had broken today, I upgraded it a couple of weeks ago, and I upgraded to macOS Catalina 10.15 the other day. After this, all my SSH sessions refused to connect with this error;   Unable to negotiate with x.x.x.x port 22: no matching key exchange found. Their offer diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 Note: You may also see the...

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Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number
Apr28

Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number

KB ID 0001674 Problem I had a situation a couple of weeks ago where I had the serial numbers for a bunch of Cisco switches, I needed to get some extended cover for them, but what I didn’t have were the Cisco SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) codes. Solution You will need to have a Cisco CCO login, once you have that go here > Add devices. Give the device a name, (it does not matter what) > Paste in the serial number > Add. Boom,...

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Configuring Cisco HSRP
Feb08

Configuring Cisco HSRP

KB ID 0000946  Problem Cisco HSRP: Normally your client machines have one route off the network, (their default gateway). But what if that goes down? HSRP aims to solve this problem by assigning a ‘Virtual IP address’ to your default gateway (or default route). So that IP can be shared amongst two or more possible devices (routers, or layer 3 switches). Above, we have a client 192.168.1.10 that has two possible routes off...

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DHCP Scope: Full of BAD_ADDRESS Entries
Feb05

DHCP Scope: Full of BAD_ADDRESS Entries

KB ID 0001651 Problem I had a client machine struggling to get an DHCP address, and when I looked in DHCP the scope it was full of this; BAD_ADDRESS This address Is Already in Use Solution A tour of Google and forums is full of posts by people with this problem, and other than, ‘Oh I looked in the logs and fixed it’ (with no mention of what log, or where this log was), or ‘Yeah I used Wireshark and located a problem...

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