Exchange 2010 Stops Working after 6 – 12 Hours Uptime
Jul17

Exchange 2010 Stops Working after 6 – 12 Hours Uptime

KB ID 0001447 Problem If your Exchange 2010 Server Stops working after a 6 to 12 hour window, then this is a known problem caused by last months (July 2018) security updates. You will also notice that the ‘transport service‘ becomes unresponsive. Note: A reboot will temporarily fix the problem but the server then ceases to function after the same time. Solution Which update you need to uninstall, depends on your operating...

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Cisco ASA: VPNs With Overlapping Subnets
Jun19

Cisco ASA: VPNs With Overlapping Subnets

KB ID 0001446 Problem I’ve seen this pop up a few times in forums, and I’ve even seen people post “It cant be done, you will need to change one of the subnets,” ¬†but to be honest, it’s not that difficult. We simply have to do some NAT. This is the bit people struggle with, with VPNs usually we need to STOP NAT being applied to VPN traffic, and we still do, we simply NAT the traffic before we sent it over...

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Cisco ASA ‘Ping Source?’
Jun13

Cisco ASA ‘Ping Source?’

KB ID 0001445 Problem To be honest, the title is a little misleading, on an ASA you can specify which interface to launch a ‘ping’ from, but that’s it. I found myself in a situation today where I was working on a client firewall and I was trying to bring up a VPN tunnel, and I did not have access to any of their machines, and nor did they, (hence the reason for the VPN tunnel!) Well we can’t use good old...

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Cisco Stacking 2960-X Catalyst Switches
Jun05

Cisco Stacking 2960-X Catalyst Switches

KB ID 0001444 Problem You can stack up to 8 2960-X Switches*, you will require the stack modules and cables, (shown below).  *Note: If you are studying for an exam, and the question is StackWize the answer is 9. Solution Stack Modules: Power down the switch, remove the blanking plate and fit the module, then when powered on you can use a show inventory command to make sure the module has been detected correctly. Switch#show inventory...

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HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?
Jun05

HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?

KB ID 0001443 Problem While spinning up some new BL460c (Gen 10) blades for a client, I noticed there was no RAID option? They were going to be VMware ESX hosts, and had two SSD drives so I just accepted the default and my ESX server saw a LUN for each drive and I created two DataStores on each host. The client wanted them changing to RAID1 (fair enough) so I revisited the drive setup. Solution WARNING: Before you proceed enabling...

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vSphere: Setup Domain Authentication via PSC
Jun05

vSphere: Setup Domain Authentication via PSC

KB ID 0001442 Problem If you separate your PSC (Platform Services Controller) and your vCenter, then you can setup domain authentication on your PSC. Solution Log into the web console of the PSC > Appliance Settings > Manage > Active Directory > Join > Supply a the domain name, a domain username and password > OK. You will see it has been successful as now you have a ‘Leave‘ button. Configuration >...

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