Cisco ASA Logging to Syslog with Event Class

Something that’s been bugging me for an age was being able to easily filter out logging options for the ASA to a syslog server. Usually enabling the information or debug options punts out huge amounts of data that can be a little tedious to sift through. I tend to use SNMP Soft Syslog Watcher – […]

Cisco ASA5505 with PPPoE and Static NAT

Having configured a number of the smaller ASA5505’s to make use of an ADSL modem via PPPoE, oddly enough it’s finally been my first setup with a block of IPs from the ISP over a single static address. Below is a quick overview of creating the PPPoE dialer making use of PAT (pretty standard for […]

Update VMware ESXi via PowerCLI

Out of habbit I generally update standalone ESXi boxes via the VMware CLI. I thought today I would make use of PowerCLI and note my steps for reference. Download Required VMware Patches: www.vmware.com/go/downloadpatches Download VMware PowerCLI: www.vmware.com/go/powercli Optional – Download PowerShell 2.0 (Only if XP/Vista): support.microsoft.com/kb/968929 Once PowerCLI is installed open via Program Files – […]

Migrate DHCP from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012

With Microsoft’s Server 2012 now upon us it’s time to start testing some migration options. First up it’s a simple DHCP migration, this doesn’t look to have changed much so if you’re familiar with the Windows Server Migration tools all should go pretty smoothly. First off we need to install the Windows Server Migration tools […]

Quickly grab a Dell Serial number remotely

Had to quickly grab some serial numbers from Dell servers the other day along with RAM information. WMIC is an awesome way of doing this! Some links regarding further examples are here & here. In my case the below can quickly grab the serial either on the local machine or remotely from another device. Open […]

SCP files to Cisco IOS Devices

This is an awesome way to grab and send files to Cisco IOS devices you manage remotely. We have alot of Cisco devices we connect to via SSH so instead of messing around with FTP/TFTP/HTTP transfer SCP makes it very quick and easy over the existing SSH setup. If you already have SSH configured for […]