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March, 2016

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IIS7 SSL error “A specified logon session…” Whilst installing Veeam B&R Enterprise v9 recently, we had an odd error on install whilst trying to use one of our 3rd party certs ( happily already in use on the Gateway ) with just an error of “Invalid Certificate” so to get the install going, we went with a self signed cert and tackle that SSL issue in IIS. Once installed, hopped …

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Tips for Installing Veeam Backup v9 One of our clients has their own Veeam backup appliance due to PCI constraints, it had been merrily running v7 for about two years with no issues. But a recent update to the vCenter appliance (vCSA 5.5 u3) cause the backups to fail. Initially it just looked like logon issues, but after some digging an upgrade to v9 was deemed the best approach. We …

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Install ManageIQ for vCenter 5.5 environments Download and deploy OVF, use the console to configure static IP * Took a few minutes before VM was ready post login prompt for the “appliance_console” menu to work, even on SSD backed storage. Defult user is “root/admin” passwd: “smartvm” http://staticip/ SSL If you want to replace the SSL, just replace “server.cer” and “server.cer.key” in: /var/www/miq/vmdb/certs (Make sure you bundle the server.cer with root …

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VMRC Console Plug-in Hello! We have moved over to a new Portal platform, based on ManageIQ lots of great features. But for this post we will detail the steps needed in order to view the console of your Virtual Machines ( not required for any other VM management ). You will need to download the latest VMRC plugin from VMware and install ( reboot really is not required ) and this only …

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Combing SSL Cert bundles for Apache We can never remember this one, so juts a quick post. To combine your certs in the right order for Apache it’s: *yourdomainname*.crt COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt COMODORSAAddTrustCA.crt AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt We used Comodo in this case, but same applies for the rest! Just remember to update the correct virtual host: Fedora/CentOS/RHEL: /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf Debian and Debian based: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Hello and welcome to our very first blog! We have been threatening to do this for years.. But somehow never quite found the time. So to start proceedings we thought we would write a blog post that had nothing to do with Cloud Hosting, Infrastructure or even IT. But it does at least explain our chosen nom de plume. The Infinite Monkey Theorem Now there have been many articles, film …

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