Category: Software

Hewlett Packard HyperConverged HC380 Fun

I’m 1600 miles away implementing a multi node cluster of these HC380s and have run into a few bugs. One is an absolute deal breaker and needed to share this in hopes it helps others in the same process. During implementation, you are asked to choose a username and password for the VirtualStore appliances that
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STARTTLS and OS X Mail

A change recently in OS X’s Mail application has caused an unusual problem of not sending mail on the regular SMTP or IMAP ports. I’m not sure if its El Capitan that initiated this change because I do not send mail often from my desktop mail client. After a message stuck in my outbox, I
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Trust is Everything.

We spend so much time working toward a goal, delivering on an expectation, that it becomes business as usual. People trust me to do my job, I trust others to do theirs. Together we make great teams, great divisions, and a great company for our customers. In the last two weeks, two major companies have
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Sophos UTM and Xbox Live NAT issues

In a previous post about the Sophos UTM, I’ve received some comments about Xbox Live. I’ve recently rebuilt my Sophos UTM and found that my backup configuration files were encrypted with a password I couldn’t locate… my bad. So I’m rebuilding all of my firewall rules again. For the Xbox 360 Live and Kinect, there
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Master Images – hidden CPU time bombs

Wrapping up master images has become something virtualization engineers of all product disciplines have to become familiar with. A bad master image can be deployed dozens or hundreds of times – only to find out a simple tweak could have saved you thousands in necessary hardware costs. Here’s a new hidden gem I found and
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