Sophos UTM and Cisco IOS IPsec VPN – OMGWTFBBQ!

Today I’ll discuss doing a simple IPsec site-to-site VPN tunnel between a Sophos UTM and an IOS based Cisco 7200VXR series router. This example will be using Sophos UTM 9.3 and Cisco IOS 15 with the adventerprisek9 image

Source : Sophos UTM and Cisco IOS IPsec VPN – OMGWTFBBQ!

Sophos UTM and Cisco IOS IPsec VPN – OMGWTFBBQ!

Part 1: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration – GD Bloggers – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Exchange is always considered as a mission critical service; accordingly and to assure a smooth upgrade process without any interruption to mail services, you have to spend some time on planning your deployment and upgrade. A good start can be through the below links:

Exchange 2013 TechEd Sessions and Labs  which includes session about Exchange 2013 high availability, virtualization,  managed availability, retention, site mailboxes, modern public folders, transport, unified messaging, Outlook Web App,EWS, and the most important one in case you will be doing a migration is Exchange Server 2013 On-Premises Upgrade and Coexistence

Sizing Exchange 2013 Deployments by the Exchange Team Blog

Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant

Source : Part 1: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration – GD Bloggers – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Part 1: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration – GD Bloggers – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Sophos XG UTM firewall virtual appliance install and configure — Virtualization Howto

So the other day I received the announcement from Sophos they had released their “next generation” firewall appliance that would be providing the way forward for current 9.x users.  Sop…

Source : Sophos XG UTM firewall virtual appliance install and configure — Virtualization Howto

Sophos XG UTM firewall virtual appliance install and configure — Virtualization Howto

vGeek: Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Microsoft has offered a software LAPS (Local Administrator password solution), it solves the problem of common password of local administrator account on the every computers in a domain. For example on all domain joined computer’s Administrator password will be unique and only domain Admins or specific groups are authorized to view that password. LAPS only works on Domain Joined computers. Below are the some advantages of using LAPS.

  • Periodically randomize local administrator passwords to ensure that password updates to Active Directory succeed before modifying local secrets and passwords.

  • Centrally store secrets in the existing Active Directory infrastructure.

  • Control access through Active Directory access control list (ACL) permissions.

  • Transmit encrypted passwords from computers to Active Directory via encryption using the Kerberos version 5 protocol and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cypher by default.

Source : vGeek: Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

vGeek: Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

5 Best Android Emulators for Linux | Run Android Apps on Linux 

5 Best Android Emulators for Linux, which can be used to run Android Apps on Linux, Play Android Games on Linux , All Major Linux Distros are supported!

Source : 5 Best Android Emulators for Linux | Run Android Apps on Linux Ubuntu,LinuxMint,Fedora,ArchLinux,OpenSUSE,Mageia,CentOS etc-. : TechApple : . Communicating Technology In an Easy Way

5 Best Android Emulators for Linux | Run Android Apps on Linux 

Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2015 – Support Insider – VMware Blogs

  1. Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host
  2. Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine
  3. Backing up a Changed Block Tracking enabled virtual machine in ESXi 6.0.x returns incorrect changed sectors
  4. Correlating VMware product build numbers to update levels
  5. TCP and UDP Ports required to access VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi and ESX hosts, and other network components
  6. Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine
  7. Download URLs for VMware vSphere Client
  8. VMware support for open-vm-tools
  9. Increasing the size of a virtual disk
  10. Consolidating snapshots in vSphere 5.x/6.0
  11. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX
  12. Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host
  13. Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host from the command line
  14. Setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine
  15. Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX
  16. Troubleshooting virtual machine console and MKS issues in the vSphere Client
  17. General VMware Tools installation instructions
  18. ESXi 6.0 network connectivity is lost with NETDEV WATCHDOG timeouts in the vmkernel.log
  19. Increasing the size of a disk partition
  20. VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201510001

Source : Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2015 – Support Insider – VMware Blogs

Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2015 – Support Insider – VMware Blogs

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Update Schedule

Sous Windows Server 2012 et 2012 R2, l’installation des MAJ automatiques s’installent parfois en pleine journée et provoque un redémarrage… sympa en production !

Pour modifier ce comportement:

Créer une GPO dans l’AD et l’affecter à la bonne OU

Aller dans Configuration Ordinateur, Modèles d’administration, Composants Windows, Windows Update

Modifier la stratégie ​Configuration du service Mise à jour automatiques

Choisissez le mode désiré, les jours et l’heure et s’assurer que la case « Installer durant la période de maintenance automatique » est décochée:windowsUpdate

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Update Schedule