October, 2013

Equallogic Load Balancing

October 17, 2013 Jordansphere Equallogic

A have written a very brief overview of the techniques Equallogic use for load balancing in a storage pool. These can be split into 3 different components: 1) NLB – Network Load Balancer Depending on network load, Equallogic can redistribute ISCSI connections across Ethernet ports. This is accompolished automatically by using an inbuilt feature of iSCSI called redirection. The […]


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Remove vCloud Director and Components

October 16, 2013 Jordansphere vCloud Director

To  completely uninstall vCloud Director 1.5 and its components then use the following steps as a guidline: 1) Log into your VCD set up and remove everything possible. That includes VMs, VAPPs, VSEs, networks, organizations etc 2) Disable then Unprepare Hosts (this requires maintenance mode) Just for reference. If you ever want to manually put your hosts […]


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Trimming MySQL bin logs

October 4, 2013 Jordansphere MySQL

During MySQL replication, changes on the Master are written to binary logs for the Slave(s) to update. By default these binary logs will continue to grow indefinitely unless you apply a specific setting. In this scenario I have chosen to keep 4 days worth of bin logs. The amount of bin logs is dependant on how much lag you […]


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Exporting SSL certificates for IIS

October 2, 2013 Jordansphere Apache

IIS requires a .pfx format to import. I will show you two commands Command to export a SSL certificate from Tomcat to IIS keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore certificates.ks -srcstoretype JCEKS -destkeystore jordansphere.pfx -deststoretype PKCS12 Note: You'll need the original keystore password for the export.  Command to export a SSL certificate from Apache to IIS openssl pkcs12 -export […]


“The file type is not recognizable. Select another file” – Import pfx file into IIS

October 2, 2013 Jordansphere Apache

I wanted to move a wildcard SSL certificate from Apache to IIS 7.5. From the server running Apache server I exported it using: openssl pkcs12 -export -out jordansphere.pfx -inkey jordansphere_cert.key -in jordansphere_cert.pem I then FTP'd this to my IIS server and tried to import. However, this message appeared: "The file type is not recognizable. Select […]


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“ICMP packet dropped due to policy” over Sonicwall VPN

October 2, 2013 Jordansphere Sonicwall

Site A required the following site-to-site VPN created.   The above was all created with ease and the VPN connection came up. Site A then requested that the ONLY service allowed over the VPN was "Ping". The following 2 firewall rules were applied: VPN -> VLAN ZONE And the reverse for VLAN ZONE-> VPN However, this didn't work […]


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