Trend Micro OfficeScan IIS 503.2 Error Work Around

One of my Trend Micro OfficeScan servers recently started to experience problems resulting in IIS 503.2 error messages being displayed. This was rather poor timing as I was actually in the process of migrating OfficeScan clients to this new server running version 12 or XG as they are calling it. After some work with Trend … Read moreTrend Micro OfficeScan IIS 503.2 Error Work Around

WordPress Desktop App Buttons Not Working Fix

Oh the fun I’ve had recently with the WordPress desktop application! I’ve grown quite fond of using it and after I moved my website from one host to another I noticed certain things didn’t seem to be working quite right. One of the bugs involved the application basically crashing when using the mouse right-click button. … Read moreWordPress Desktop App Buttons Not Working Fix

Nexsan SATABeast Password Reset via Serial Interface

I set a colleague of mine the task of updating our Nexsan storage devices with randomly generated administrator passwords as part of our regular security review. For whatever reason one of the Nexsan SATABeast units decided on next logon that it didn’t like the new password we had set, nor would it accept the old … Read moreNexsan SATABeast Password Reset via Serial Interface

Kali Linux VMware ESXi Console Window Scaling Fit Guest Now

I recently had a need to deploy a virtual machine (VM) instance of Kali Linux on VMware ESXi. Once the install was complete I opened the virtual machine console and dragged it out to be larger then told the console to scale the Kali instance to fill it. Unfortunately it didn’t work and for a … Read moreKali Linux VMware ESXi Console Window Scaling Fit Guest Now

Set Cluster Log Size and Verbosity in Microsoft Server 2008 R2

Recently a critical cluster system had a bit of a hiccup wherein the SQL resource failed between nodes a few times and then gave up. Most of my clusters run on Microsoft Server 2012 R2 so I tend to use PowerShell for everything, in this case the cluster is an older one running Server 2008 … Read moreSet Cluster Log Size and Verbosity in Microsoft Server 2008 R2

Troubleshooting Lessons Learnt

My colleagues and I have been tackling a rather interesting fault over the past few weeks and I’m going to write separately about the technical issues we faced and how we worked with our suppliers to identify the cause. In this post I want to mention a few ‘lessons learnt’ with regard to the soft … Read moreTroubleshooting Lessons Learnt

HPE 3PAR Logical Disk Not Mapped to Virtual Volume

I came across this issue while reviewing the output of the checkhealth –detail command run from the 3PAR command line. This command provides a more detailed view (as per the switch) of any health issues including those experienced in the Logical Disk (LD) subsystem.  The specific error ‘LDs not mapped to a volume’ may happen … Read moreHPE 3PAR Logical Disk Not Mapped to Virtual Volume

Kali Linux Apt Repositories Missing

I went to update a Kali Linux virtual machine recently and found it wasn’t pulling back anything when running the apt-get update command. This was a new deployment of Kali so I figured the sources.list file must be missing the necessary repositories. It’s important to note that my examples are executed while running as root, … Read moreKali Linux Apt Repositories Missing

VMware ESXi Host Long Reboot due to Fibre Channel Binding

I finally got round to looking at a problem which has existed in one of my datacenters for I guess a few years now. It’s really bothered me for a long time but I’ve just been tied up with other projects so it remained. I have two datacenters which are more or less identical in … Read moreVMware ESXi Host Long Reboot due to Fibre Channel Binding

VMware Update Manager Cannot Download Software Packages From Patch Source

I’m in the process of deploying updates to a number of VMware ESXi hosts and came across an interesting fault today. When attempting to deploy updates through VMware vCenter Update Manager (VCUM) I was greeted with the following error message – Cannot download software packages from patch source. Check the events and the Update Manager … Read moreVMware Update Manager Cannot Download Software Packages From Patch Source