21.09.2017 12:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

I feel so lost in software management and I wish Microsoft would provide some basic server feature at least.

One thing I either can't seem to wrap my head around is software deployment. I don't know whether it's my lacking skills, the overcomplication caused by manufacturers (Oracle/Java, Adobe/ReaderDC) or simply the lack of at least basic management tools in the Microsoft Server landscape. Maybe I have illusive expectations regarding this topic.

What I basically need is easy, realiable, easy-to-troubleshoot, automated software installation without having to rely on costly 3rd party apps. I know about pdq deploy or lansweeper, but I am hesitant to invest in yet another management software.

Deployment by GPO startup scripts

Probably one of the simplest three methods to install software. Set up a startup task and deploy that through GPO. In theory. In reality this feels like a hit and miss. Very often the scripts fail, or need to be extremely customized to what you are about to install. If they fail, it's extremely hard to troubleshoot because. Redirecting the scripts output to a log file, especially error messages, I found that close to impossible. In some cases the script doesn't really fail and exit, but prolonges the boot procedure to 5-10 of minutes. The scripts also have to have some intelligence to accurately check whether the software is already installed, which can be quite tedious to write.

Deployment by GPP scheduled tasks

Basically the same as by installation scripts. Just more complicated as you have to deploy the script on a share, in comparison the beforementioned where it's saved in the group policy share.

Deployment by GPO softare installation

This actually works great if you have a working MSI. But more often than not you don't. Getting Adobe MSI's is a pain in the ass, especially because you have to sign some shit documents beforehand and whatnot. Oracle royally fucks you in the ass by asking you a shitload of money for the Java MSI. And in most cases you need not only the MSI, but a MST and MSP file. And for that you need another software called Orca. I have to admit, I never really tackled this topic because it already caused an aneurysm in my brain in theory.

Deployment by SCCM

Never tried, but from what I pick up here and there, this sounds much easier. And this would be the only 3rd party package I would consider. But SCCM is horribly expensive for a small shop like we are.

Deployment by chocolate.

Now this sounds amazing. Tried it out. But again, automatic installation relies on scripts that are hard to troubleshoot, if you want them to run during startup. Again, this is third party. And I am a bit sceptical installing software from public repositoriers. On-premise-repositories and creating packages on my own requires me to invest time I don't have.

Deployment by Powershell PackageManagement module and Chocolatey provider

Love the idea that Microsoft finally ships a package manager with Windows 10 or Powershell 5. But it's basically useless without a software repository equivalent to SLES or RedHat's RPM stuff. And I don't expect Adobe, Oracle and whonot to come together and make it happen.


What I wish for is a new Server feature where I can load exe/msi files and deploy them to users of a security group. And the feature should provide (read: ship with) a tool to edit msi settings. The feature should bring intelligence to install software only if needed, or update if already installed. I should be able to shedule installations and have the software automatically reinstall any software that is missing.

Not more, not less.

Rant over and out.

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Krokers RAM: Die Daseinsberechtigung von ARD, ZDF & Co. kippt

Mein Rant am Morgen: Die zunehmende Verbreitung von Online- und Streaming-Portalen sorgt zugleich dafür, dass die wichtigste indirekte Grundlage für die öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender schwindet: Die Verankerung in der Bevölkerung. Gründe, sich über die öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten zu echauffieren, gibt es wahrlich viele: Seien … Weiterlesen

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22.09.2017 00:32:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Android slingers tout mobes with customized baked-in big-biz configs

Chocolate Factory pushing enterprises' corporate settings right out of the box

Google has said it will begin allowing its enterprise customers to purchase pre-configured Android smartphones and other devices that will ship with corporate policies and settings already in place.…

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22.09.2017 00:31:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

Kiss your Microsoft email goodbye, for now, if you update

Apple's latest version of iOS, namely version 11, struggles or flat-out fails to connect to Microsoft Office and Exchange mailboxes. That's a rather annoying pain for anyone working in a typical Windows-based work environment.…

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14.12.2016 18:57:00 Quelle: http://www.itiko.de/

Der neue Avira Password Manager: Nie mehr Passwörter vergessen

E-Mail, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon oder das Online-Bankkonto: das sind nur einige Beispiele dafür, wo sich Anwender täglich aufs Neue einloggen. Um auf Nummer sicher zu gehen, sollten Nutzer für jeden Account ein unterschiedliches, sicheres Passwort verwenden. Die Realität sieht jedoch anders aus: Die meisten Anwender nutzen ein Passwort für mehrere Konten und ändern es nur […]

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21.09.2017 12:31:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

BlackBerrys QNX to run autonomous car software

Parts-maker Delphi wants BlackBerry-mobiles on the road in 2019

As BlackBerry's handset business died an increasingly rapid death, execs told The Register that the company had a fabulous operating system and secure messaging to fall back on.…

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22.09.2017 12:30:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Mini-Heartbleed info leak bug strikes Apache, airborne malware, NSA algo U-turn, and more

The security week in review

Roundup  As ever, it's been a doozy of a week for cybersecurity, or lack thereof. The Equifax saga just keeps giving, the SEC admitted it was thoroughly pwned, and Slack doesn't bother to sign its Linux versions. We do spoil you so, Reg readers. And that was only yesterday. Here's the rest of the week's shenanigans we didn't get round to.…

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22.09.2017 12:29:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Ever feel like re-imaging to fix a problem is cheating?

I'm in a "jack-of-all-trades" role in an artistic development environment. Often times I'll get a ticket about an end-user encountering a niche localized issue in some content creation tool. For example, "when I follow X workflow in (insert software) certain textures load long and cause said software to hang intermittently." When I was new in this role I used to think "aha, I'll find the exact problem!" Now that naive enthusiasm has devolved into a series of logical steps that almost always lead to an eventual.. "sir/ma'am, I am hereby officially recommend a re-image!"

Thankfully, this method solves about 90% percent of the one-off software issues and it saves my sanity from having to troubleshoot niche issues I'll probably never encounter again. I can also move on to more important tickets/projects affecting more than one person.

Pros: I'm more time efficient

Cons: Not really knowing "why" the re-image fixed it and if there was perhaps a less nuclear solution

I'm sure most of you share similar feelings.

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Cisco puts UCS director on death row, to be replaced by cloudy Intersight

The Borg assimilates the infrastructure-as-code message

Cisco has announced that UCS Director will ascend into the cloud as part of a new infrastructure management service named “Intersight”.…

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22.09.2017 00:32:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Nothing to see here, folks, literally... Citrix mysteriously pulls NetScaler downloads

Builds yanked offline for a week in bug riddle

Citrix has temporarily suspended its NetScaler downloads due to an unspecified, and possibly security-related, issue.…

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24.03.2017 10:17:00 Quelle: http://blog.wiwo.de/

Krokers RAM: Neues CeBIT-Konzept beweist auch, wie zerstritten die Aussteller sind

Mein Rant am Morgen: Von der Sommer-CeBIT als Event und Festival profitieren längst nicht alle Teilnehmer – die Interessen streben weiter auseinander. Es dürfte eine anstrengende Woche für Oliver Frese gewesen sein: Nicht nur, dass sich der Vorstand des CeBIT-Ausrichters Deutsche … Weiterlesen

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21.09.2017 18:33:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

I am their first SysAdmin.

I just wanted to get a dialogue going what people might say they would do in my current situation.

A couple of months ago, I got hired on at a small software company (42 employees) that is probably going to grow like crazy over the next several years. Up until then, a few of the senior software engineers that have been with the company since the beginning (2005) have done all the sysadmin related tasks. After years of talking about it, they finally decided they needed someone to hand these responsibilities off to. So, I became their very first System Administrator. Technically it is an executive level position because I report to the owner/president. Kind of funny to think that is the case.

In ways, its the perfect job because I have been given the power to do pretty much whatever I want with the infrastructure. On the other hand, pretty much every employee here is smarter than me. HAHA. Meaning, they are all super talented software engineers and sysadmin work is basically a hobby for them. They do not have a domain, so nothing but local accounts everywhere (yeah, I know). And every employee that is hired on literally buys whatever computer they want and they set it up however they want. And pretty much everyone runs Linux as their base OS while spinning up VMs of various OSes as they need them. There are a few Macs around too. And still plenty of Windows boxes both desktop and server. Also, some Linux servers as well for Gitlab and Docker mostly. So.....a mix of literally everything and I can't exact stop people from spinning up VMs all day long.

I guess what I'm try to get at here is......where do I start? LOL

Everyone has a different machine for the most part. I definitely need to spin up a domain controller and get everyone joined to a domain if only for the sake of a single sign-on solution. Our email is hosted by Google, so no email server to deal with......for now. Getting an inventory of all PCs is also on my list of tasks to do very soon.

So far I've pretty much just been taking care of the various systems and little sysadmin tasks like dealing with VoIP issues, updating the website, Windows patches, etc.

I've been a sysadmin since about 2005 but really a computer all my life. I'm 39 years old and got my first computer when I was 12. I've been around the block to say the least.

I guess one of my main question here might be.......what are some solution that you have used to join and administer Linux and Macs on a Windows domain? I haven't had much experience with either. I plan on getting a Mac for my main desktop so I can have all three flavors to play with. Right now I'm rocking Debian 9 and its working out so far.

Also......where would you start if you were in my situation?

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Cloud washes Dell off perch atop storage market

Backup appliance sales go off a cliff, traditional array vendors just aren't growing

Sales of purpose-built backup appliances have dropped markedly, with year-on-year dips of 16.2 per cent by revenue and 14.9 per cent by capacity, according to analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2017's second quarter.…

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15.09.2017 12:29:00 Quelle: http://blog.wiwo.de/

Amazon, Ebay, Netflix, Twitter & Co. – wie bekannte Webseiten vor 15 Jahren aussahen

Kleine digitale Zeitreise: Wie die Webseiten von Booking.com, Instagram.com oder WhatsApp.com vor ein bis zwei Dekaden ausgesehen haben. Ende September 2016, also vor ziemlich genau einem Jahr, habe ich hier im Blog eine spannende Zeitreise präsentiert: Einen Blick auf bekannte Internet-Domains, … Weiterlesen

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Technical analysis of NotPetya from Thehill

'F-Secure found that NotPetya harvested all of the internet addresses connected a computer using a networking protocol using TCP/IP' link

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22.09.2017 12:31:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Microsoft and Facebooks transatlantic cable completed

In 2018 'MAREA' will move ads and Azure from USA to Spain at 160 terabits per second

Construction of Microsoft and Facebook's jointly-funded submarine cable has ended.…

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22.09.2017 12:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

GoDaddy Name Resolution

Is anyone else experiencing that domains hosted by GoDaddy are not publishing Nameserver/DNS to Google/Level3? Started about 5pm ET and seems to be ongoing. A few random Twitter threads about it but can't find any status indicating otherwise.

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HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report

All part of CEO Whitman's 'long-term ops and financial blueprint'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is about to release the trap door again with 5,000 employees, or almost 10 per cent of its workforce, expected to fall through it.…

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Blame Canada? $5.7m IBM IT deal balloons to $185m thanks to an open bag of money

With all their hockey hullabaloo, and that crazy payout too

A CA$5.7m IBM contract to update payroll systems for the Canadian government has turned into a CA$185m boondoggle for the Great White North. That's $4.62m and $150m in US currency, respectively.…

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10.01.2017 02:00:00 Quelle: http://www.kommune21.de/

IT-Planungsrat: Brandenburg übernimmt Vorsitz

Katrin Lange, Staatssekretärin im Innenministerium des Landes Brandenburg, ist die neue Vorsitzende des IT-Planungsrats.

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WLAN-Access-Points von Lancom mit Wave 2 und SDN

Die WLAN-Access-Points der Reihe LN-170x und LN-68x von Lancom SystemsDer Aachner Netzwerkspezialist Lancom Systems hat seine Palette von WLAN-Access-Points (AP) für Geschäftskunden um vier Modelle erweitert. Sie unterstützen den aktuellen Standard IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2. Der LN-1700 und LN-1702 erreichen Bruttodatenraten von bis zu 1733 MBit/s, der LN-862 und LN-860 von 867 MBit/s.

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Mini-Heartbleed info leak bug strikes Apache, airborne malware, NSA algo U-turn, and more

The security week in review

Roundup  As ever, it's been a doozy of a week for cybersecurity, or lack thereof. The Equifax saga just keeps giving, the SEC admitted it was thoroughly pwned, and Slack doesn't bother to sign its Linux versions. We do spoil you so, Reg readers. And that was only yesterday. Here's the rest of the week's shenanigans we didn't get round to.…

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22.09.2017 12:31:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Microsoft and Facebooks transatlantic cable completed

In 2018 'MAREA' will move ads and Azure from USA to Spain at 160 terabits per second

Construction of Microsoft and Facebook's jointly-funded submarine cable has ended.…

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21.09.2017 12:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Microsoft ATA - Advanced Threat Analytics works with netapps?

Does it analyze smb traffic for netapps? unusual behaviour of users copying a large portions of data, or snooping around private areas?

Microsoft has said that they support file shares, network devices and other unknown network devices by port mirroring, but does it actually track what users do on there, opening, closing files, setting permissions, etc.

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21.09.2017 00:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Linux sysadmin looking for input on setting up windows office environment

I have been tasked with setting up a new office environment for 15-20 agents/managers (moving from 6). We will have fiber internet with plenty of speeds. Everything with this company is done in the cloud - Email/Documents/CRM/Ticketing. About the only thing that runs on the Agents computers is a Browser/VOIP client/Chat client.

This is stuff I can think of:
1. Rack and UPS
2. Domain controller and backup. DHCP/DNS on both
3. SMB firewall/router, managed 48 port switch
4. Security/Virus software. Currently use Kaspersky Security Center running in the cloud
5. Automation tools for rolling out new desktops
6. Possible backup process for managers desktop. Unknown at this point.

What am I missing? Suggestions for any of the above as far as hardware/software?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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07.07.2017 23:00:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Is it bad to ask for an internship?

I've posted here before about getting into IT and what options you guys suggested. Since that last post I've since officially graduated high school and living in the adult world... or at least the beginning of it. Any who, during my senior year, we had a senior project to do with a mentor in a professional field and I did mine with the IT team of Philips Arena (Where the Atlanta Hawks play) thanks to my friend. Since then I've been running different scenarios and setups with Hyper-V on my desktop and kinda teaching myself how a network is setup and whatnot. I've even setup a storage server and maintain that for my fathers home business and trying to get my dad to let me network the house to model a real network. Basically I haven't stopped thinking about networking and working in an actual environment. I'd love to get my foot into IT and learn first hand. So my question is as you've read in my title, is it bad to ask for an internship? I understand they aren't always paid and that's not the goal of asking for one but more the experience and knowledge. Plus that would be one hell of an item to add to my resume. What's some of your advice?

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The 1K price difference, SAS 960GB Samsung PM1633a vs SATA 960GB Samsung PM863a - Identical DWPD/TBW. Maybe its time to go SATA on some systems.

I'm thinking that with 16x drives, the thousand per drive more isn't worth it in our situation. We normally go with SAS 15K drives at much smaller sizes due to cost. Thinking the IOPS difference would make up for the lack of SAS features/queuing.

Its not a high transaction mission critical server, just NFS and compiling. My nagios shows around 600 peak iops writing which would mean we are starting to max out 15K sas 300 gigs.

If I only had enough money to buy the system twice to do benchmarks.

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US/UK based Antivirus Products

With all of the news about Kaspersky, our customers are putting us in the position of looking for a new solution for AV. What recommendations/advice can you guys give for US or UK (Namely Sophos) based companies.

We are looking specifically at Sophos (1A), WebRoot (1B), Trend (2) and maybe McAfee (6). We will be utilizing the MSP versions of these products so any advice specific to that would be helpful. Thanks and Happy Monday!

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BoJo, dont misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

Norgrove was right: post-Brexit gross £350m a week? Nope

As we all know, there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics". No doubt that line will be pulled out again to bolster the case for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson against Sir David Norgrove, head of the UK Statistics Authority, who has made it clear he's unimpressed with Boris's use of the stats.…

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21.09.2017 00:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

What is your preferred method of Driver and Bios updates?

in Our environment, we have Software Patch management and invest a lot of resource time to patching. This is great but we have been unable to find a good way to update hardware drivers and Bios in a semi-automated manner.

We currently use Symantec as our patch management agent and we do have Meraki in our Environment although it is mainly being used for our iPads and iPhones.

so we only update Drivers when the device is having a problem, to me this is crazy. there must be a good way to do this that doesn't cost a fortune.

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17.08.2017 13:56:00 Quelle: https://www.datenschutz.de/

Veröffentlichte Arbeitspapiere „E-Learning Plattformen“ und „Internationale Grundsätze zur Regulierung der nachrichtendienstlichen Informationsbeschaffung“

Pressemitteilung der International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications Die Internationale Arbeitsgruppe zum Datenschutz in der Telekommunikation, die von der Berliner Beauftragten für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Frau Maja Smoltczyk, geleitet wird, hat auf ihrer 61. Sitzung am 24. und 25. April 2017 in Berlin zwei Arbeitspapiere verabschiedet: Arbeitspapier E-Learning-Plattformen E-Learning Plattformen kommen an Schulen … Weiterlesen Veröffentlichte Arbeitspapiere „E-Learning Plattformen“ und „Internationale Grundsätze zur Regulierung der nachrichtendienstlichen Informationsbeschaffung“

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PSA: Trend Micro worry free is pretty much down for the week.

Looks like they have a major known issue that isn't planned to be patched till Saturday. I was told all customers are impacted.

All detections are showing up as blank virus name/ file name/ path/ etc. Detections will show up as virus found unable to clean... because even the engine doesn't recognize what it found or what to clean.

soo... sleep tight having no idea if you have any real detections on your network.

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27.05.2017 05:40:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Setting up Google Cloud Directory Sync with AD using LDAPS

I wanted to see if anyone else has set up a GCDS sync with their Active Directory over LDAPS. We've been syncing over port 389 but I'd like to encrypt that connection (port 636) and am trying to figure out how to go about getting a certificate and installing it on one of my AD servers. I'm not that knowledgeable with certificates so I was hoping someone could provide some guidance. Thanks!

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GoDaddy Name Resolution

Is anyone else experiencing that domains hosted by GoDaddy are not publishing Nameserver/DNS to Google/Level3? Started about 5pm ET and seems to be ongoing. A few random Twitter threads about it but can't find any status indicating otherwise.

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PXE Boot Issues

Hey guys,

Got a weird issue going on with a couple systems while using UEFI PXE Boot. This whole network as been in place for around 3-4 years using UEFI so it's not like anything's changed.

Basically I'm having some systems that can't deploy with UEFI PXE giving the error:

Station IP Address is: PXE-E16: No offer received.

I captured the request in Wireshark where I found that the Source IP was 0.0.0.0 and I could only find the packets with the MAC Address which I thought was odd?

Anyway the two packets are DHCP Discover and DHCP Request;

DHCP Discover - https://imgur.com/a/SrXtN (Safe for Work) DHCP Request - https://imgur.com/a/2vpKo (Safe for Work)

These seem a little strange to me how there is no Boot file name given, server host name etc...

Anyone shed some light?

EDIT: Using a WinPE USB and booting to that to perform PXE Boot works.

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Vodafones IoT boss packs bag, Sprints off to America

Ivo Rook heads to US telco, picks up Softbank advisory role

Vodafone’s Internet of Things boss Ivo Rook has moved to US telco Sprint, against the background of Voda’s well-publicised slowness to get its commercial IoT networks up and running.…

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22.09.2017 06:28:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

VMware server RAID card compatibility

TL;DR: Is there any way to force VMware onto software RAID? Is there a cheap, reliable, 4-port SATA PCIe x8 card that works with VMware and older motherboards? Is there an obvious solution I'm missing?

I'm the administrator for our college's research network, which is functionally separate from the rest of our campus. This basically means that I'm in charge of helping professors do research, which gets us grants, which lets us do more research, etc.

On our network, we're in the middle of swapping from XenServer 6 (no one patched it because it wasn't in an HA pool, so patching knocks out half our network) to Proxmox on our primary VM servers. This means no new VMs for anyone until the HA system is back up and running. One of our professors really didn't like this, and insisted on having their own personal VMware server for research purposes.

The good thing is that I don't have to set it up, only install it and point him at the IP. However, this leads to an issue I wasn't expecting; VMware couldn't see the onboard RAID controller, and the motherboard (some older Supermicro LGA775 or similar, don't have the model on me) wouldn't show any graphics when we put a RAID card in or added too much RAM. This particular motherboard only has 4 PCIe-x8 slots, so there's no way to add dedicated graphics short of cutting up the chassis for a PCI x8 to x16 riser.

He ordered a new RAID card, but upon reading the specs from it and a lot more cards we found on Newegg, most of them seem to also use software RAID. VMware listed models that were close to what we found, but close /= compatible.

This leaves me in a very odd situation. The hardware works when used separately, but putting the RAID card and array into the system leads to a black screen. VMware just doesn't like the onboard software RAID (neither Intel nor LSI). The RAID card we ordered is only a letter off the one in VMware's compatibility matrix, but that doesn't convince me that it will work.

Finally getting around to the questions: Is there any way to force VMware into a software RAID array? Is there a cheap, compatible 4-port SATA RAID card that will work with our old hardware and VMware? Is there a very simple solution that I'm missing?

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20.07.2017 10:59:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

WatchGuard Fireware 12.0 Introduces New Gateway Antivirus Provider

... WatchGuard is excited to announce that a Beta release is available now for the 12.0 version of the Fireware Operating System. This is a public Beta release that is open to all Firebox and XTM users. ...

https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-blog/fireware-120-open-beta-notice-0

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19.09.2017 18:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

PXE Boot Issues

Hey guys,

Got a weird issue going on with a couple systems while using UEFI PXE Boot. This whole network as been in place for around 3-4 years using UEFI so it's not like anything's changed.

Basically I'm having some systems that can't deploy with UEFI PXE giving the error:

Station IP Address is: PXE-E16: No offer received.

I captured the request in Wireshark where I found that the Source IP was 0.0.0.0 and I could only find the packets with the MAC Address which I thought was odd?

Anyway the two packets are DHCP Discover and DHCP Request;

DHCP Discover - https://imgur.com/a/SrXtN (Safe for Work) DHCP Request - https://imgur.com/a/2vpKo (Safe for Work)

These seem a little strange to me how there is no Boot file name given, server host name etc...

Anyone shed some light?

EDIT: Using a WinPE USB and booting to that to perform PXE Boot works.

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21.09.2017 00:33:00 Quelle: https://open.wien.gv.at/

WordPress-Plugin für Daten-Waben verfügbar

Für die Bürgerinnen und Bürger sind Daten von Open Data – Portalen abrufbar – aber nicht greifbar. Welche Informationen verbergen sich hinter CSV- oder SHP-Dateien? Um einen Eindruck von den Inhalten und der thematischen Vielfalt zu erhalten, hat Thomas Tursics, ein Entwickler aus Berlin, die Daten-Waben entwickelt, die seit April 2017 auch auf open.wien.gv.at sichtbar […]

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