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Archive of entries posted on August 2010

Troubleshooting Vyatta Upgrade Interface Issues

I encountered a strange issue when upgrading one of my 3 Vyatta routers from v6.0 to v6.1 today.  The first two routers upgraded their images without incident and came up fine after reboot.  The final router installed the new image fine, however did not come up cleanly on reboot.  I could still ping the device […]

VMware Serial Port Named Pipes

Just a quick one today.  VMware Workstation has the ability to attach serial ports to virtual machines and guest operating systems such as Vyatta use the /dev/ttyS0 serial port as a console port, allowing you to simulate administering the system “headless”.  One situation you may want to use this in is when you’re trying to […]

Vyatta 6.1 Released!

After a short beta period and with little fanfare, Vyatta 6.1 has been released today.  With this release comes a slew of new features as well as many enhancements. The main highlights include complete IPv6 support and Cloud Bridging (or L2 Bridging), as well as enhancements on the security front.  The guys at Vyatta have […]

Vyatta – Open Networking

Having recently upgraded my internet to a faster speed (10mbit down/0.5mbit up) my trusty little Cisco 831 was no longer able to keep up with the routing/NAT requirements.  As a result I was forced to look into other options for routing.  There was no way I was not going to go back to my Linksys […]

Symantec SylinkReplacer: Endpoint Disaster Recovery or Migration

I recently ran into an issue with a client who was suffering the wrath of a virus outbreak.  They were a medium sized business with roughly 200 workstations and 30 servers.  They were running Symantec Endpoint 11 on all clients and servers, and had 1 management server (or so I thought).  Upon looking at their […]

It’s been a while…

Well, it certainly has!  I have been insanely busy at work and home with the baby and I keep starting articles and leaving them half finished.  Unfortunately my Cisco studies have been stagnating while I get some other industry/vendor certs complete.  My employer is keen on me getting my Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization (CCEE) […]