Trend Micro Deep Security Relay Agent Install

Trend Micro Deep Security is a great product and I am more than happy to say I do rather love it. If you are running Deep Security then you will already have at least one Relay agent deployed – your Deep Security Management server. While this does work I prefer to break the Relay role … Read more

Microsoft Webmaster Account Signup – Password Limitation

I just signed up to enable Microsoft webmaster tools for this site and while doing so encountered an interesting error message with regard to password length – I must say this surprises me greatly though to be fair this isn’t the first time I have come across this problem. I have previously liaised with other … Read more

HP 3PAR Simulator Deployment on VMware Workstation

Having fleshed out the HP documentation for deploying the 3PAR simulator on VMware ESXi I decided to take the plunge and do the same for the VMware Workstation deployment. First off I will be using some material from the previous post as once the deployment and configuration of Workstation is complete the remaining steps are … Read more

HP 3PAR Simulator Deployment on VMware vSphere ESXi

Today we will deploy the HP 3PAR simulator on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5. You can also deploy the simulator on VMware Workstation however the steps are slightly different. Please note this is quite a long post as it includes many screenshots and notes. System Requirements The 3PAR Simulator requires a VMware ESXi 5.x or a … Read more

Microsoft Azure PowerShell Integration

As nice as the two Azure management portals are (the new one is still in beta) nothing quite beats the ability to manage things through a CLI. PowerShell being the Microsoft ‘go to’ I wanted to get myself setup to access Azure through the ISE to make things easier. There is a good guide on … Read more

HP 3PAR Management Console – 4.6.1 Release Notes Amusing Workaround

Possibly the most amusing ‘workaround’ I’ve seen this year and one I meant to post about earlier. If you had fun using the LDAP wizard with this particular version of the management console you will be pleased to know there was a fix to the bug. The fix has to be one of the funniest … Read more

Install VMware Tools on Linux

A colleague asked me recently how to install VMware tools on a Linux virtual machine. Remember you should always consult the vendors documentation to confirm their preferred method for providing VMware tools type functionality. As well as the official VMware tools package you can also install the ‘Open VM Tools’ package. Again – consult the documentation … Read more

HP 3PAR Software Versions

If you wish to know what version of software/firmware is running on your 3PAR array you have a couple of options. CLI Connect to the array with your SSH client of choice Enter the command showversion 3PAR01 cli% showversion Release version 3.1.3 (MU1) Patches: None Component Name Version CLI Server 3.1.3 (MU1) CLI Client 3.1.3 … Read more

HP 3PAR Grow a Virtual Volume

One of the virtual volumes used in a Microsoft Failover Cluster was almost full (~43MB space left) therefore we needed to grow the virtual volume (VV) to prevent downtime or should I say minimise as some VMs were already in a paused state due to insufficient disk space. The virtual volume in question was not … Read more

HP 3PAR Cage Degraded and the Upgradecage Command

I came across a fault yesterday with one of the 3PAR arrays under my management. Logging onto the SAN with the management console I discovered one of the cages showing as degraded as shown in the screenshot below – As you can see cage0 is unable to report on the firmware status of either card … Read more