October, 2017

Split SSO Server in vSphere 5.5

October 24, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Problem: Our current setup involved several vCenter 5.5 Servers poining to a single SSO server. A requirement arose which required each vCenter to point to its own SSO server.   Current SSO Server:   sso01.jordansphere.co.uk ( New SSO Server:        sso02.jordansphere.co.uk ( vCenter Server:           vCenter.jordansphere.co.uk ( vCenter Server:      […]


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Lockdown NSX Edge SSL VPN to Specific IP Address

October 24, 2017 Jordansphere NSX

Issue: I wanted to lock down my NSX Edge Gateway SSL VPN portal to a specific IP range. As you are not allowed to put a custom rule above a system defined rule on the edge itself I needed a work around.   Resolution: In vCenter web client go to HOME -> Network & Security […]


Retrospectively Check which VMs Migrated during HA Failover

October 23, 2017 Jordansphere VMware

Issue: An ESXi server crashed invoking HA. I wanted to check which VMs had restarted and on what host so I could check they were functioning correctly.   Resolution: Thanks to my colleague for the following PowerCLI script: PowerCLI C:\> Connect-VIServer -Server {your_vcenter} -User {your_username} -Password {your_password} PowerCLI C:\> $Date = Get-Date PowerCLI C:\> $HAVMrestartold […]


Check Uptime on Windows Server

October 17, 2017 Jordansphere Windows

To find the uptime on a windows server Open a command prompt Start -> run -> Cmd Then type:   net statistics server   Find Statistics since line:   This tells you when the server was last rebooted.


Upgrade Firepower Management Center (FMC)

October 13, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

In this example we will be upgrading Firepower Management Center virtual appliance (formerly known as Firesight) from version to 6.1.0-33.  This process needs to take place before the Firepower sensors are upgraded.   Pre-Reqs Ensure you have backups of the FMC. As its virtual I'd also recommend taking a snapshot as well.   Check […]


Backup Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC)

October 5, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

  In this example I will back up the Firepower Management Center. All policies and rules are configured and sent via the FMC so backing up the configuration will mean that sensors can be restored via the FMC – if one ever crashes. Alternatively the sensors will continue to work if there is a problem […]


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