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| Running Sophos UTM Firewall Release 9.200-11 on VMware ESX|
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 44
| FRITZ!OS: New Firmware 6.04|
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 179
| Sophos UTM Up2Date 9.109001 package|
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 102
| ESXi 5.5. Build Number: 1474528|
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 152
| Firmware Update FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7360. (FRITZ!OS 6.03)|
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 194
| CentOS alert CESA-2014:0159. Kernel Update.|
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 133
| Badkey on 64 Bit CentOS 6 Linux and Domino 9 Social Edition|
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| What's the difference between Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 Features Matrix|
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| Comparing Lotus Domino/Notes and Exchange Server 2010|
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| QNAP TS-439 Pro II firmware 4.0.2 Build0726T|
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| Exchange 2013 Hide SMTP header information|
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| Exchange Server 2013 and Cumulative Updates (CU’s) Build Numbers|
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| New features in VMware vSphere 5.5 (2058665) |
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| Exchange 2013 logs and performance data. “Managed Availability”. |
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| Microsoft Exchange 2013 SCL level configuration|
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| Exchange Server 2013 Version 15.0 (Build 712.24) and MS13-06 - KB2874216|
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||What’s New in ESXi 5
Direct from VMware link
In the vSphere 5 release VMware has added several significant enhancements to ESXi.
NEW Image Builder. A new set of command line utilities allows administrators to create custom ESXi images that include 3rd party components required for specialized hardware, such as drivers and CIM providers. Image Builder can be used to create images suitable for different types of deployment, such as ISO-based installation, PXE-based installation, and Auto Deploy. It is designed as a Power Shell snap-in component and is bundled with PowerCLI.
NEW ESXi Firewall. The ESXi 5.0 management interface is protected by a service-oriented and stateless firewall, which you can configure using the vSphere Client or at the command line with esxcli interfaces. A new firewall engine eliminates the use of iptables and rule sets define port rules for each service. For remote hosts, you can specify the IP addresses or range of IP addresses that are allowed to access each service.
NEW Enhanced SNMP support . ESXi 5.0 expands support for SNMP v.2 with full monitoring for all hardware on the host.
NEW Secure Syslog. ESXi 5.0 adds several enhancements to system message logging. All log messages are now generated by syslog, and messages can now be logged on either local and/or one or more remote log servers. Log messages can be remotely logged using either the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or TCP connections. With vSphere 5.0, log messages from different sources can be configured to go into different logs for more convenience. Configuration of message logging can also be accomplished using ESXCLI in addition to the vSphere client.
NEW Central management of host image and configuration via Auto Deploy. Combining the features of host profiles, Image Builder, and PXE, VMware vSphere Auto Deploy simplifies the task of managing ESXi installation and upgrade for hundreds of machines. ESXi host images are centrally stored in the Autodeploy library. New hosts are automatically provisioned based on rules defined by the user. Rebuilding a server to a clean slate is as simple as a reboot. To move between ESXi versions, you update a rule using the Auto Deploy PowerCLI and perform a test compliance and repair operation.
NEW Enhanced Unified CLI Framework. An expanded and enhanced esxcli framework offers a rich set of consistent and extensible commands, including new commands to facilitate on-host troubleshooting and maintenance. The framework allows consistency of authentication, roles, and auditing, using the same methods as other management frameworks such as vCenter Server and PowerCLI. You can use the esxcli framework both remotely as part of vSphere CLI and locally on the ESXi Shell (formerly Tech Support Mode).
New virtual hardware. ESXi 5.0 introduces a new generation of virtual hardware with virtual machine hardware version 8, which includes the following new features:
- 32-way virtual SMP. ESXi 5.0 supports virtual machines with up to 32 virtual CPUs, which lets you run larger CPU-intensive workloads on the VMware ESXi platform.
- 1TB virtual machine RAM. You can assign up to 1TB of RAM to ESXi 5.0 virtual machines.
- Nonhardware accelerated 3D graphics for Windows Aero support. ESXi 5.0 supports 3D graphics to run Windows Aero and Basic 3D applications in virtual machines.
- USB 3.0 device support. ESXi 5.0 features support for USB 3.0 devices in virtual machines with Linux guest operating systems. USB 3.0 devices attached to the client computer running the vSphere Web Client or the vSphere Client can be connected to a virtual machine and accessed within it. USB 3.0 devices connected to the ESXi host are not supported at this time.
- UEFI virtual BIOS. Virtual machines running on ESXi 5.0 can boot from and use the Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI).
Other significant capabilities available with ESXi since the 4.1 release:
AD Integration. Ability to configure the host to join an Active Directory domain, and any user trying to access the host will automatically be authenticated against the centralized user directory. You can also have local users defined and managed on a host-by-host basis and configured using the vSphere Client, vCLI, or PowerCLI. This second method can be used either in place of, or in addition to, the Active Directory integration.
Scripted Installation. Ability to do a scripted installation of the ESXi software to the local disk of a server. Various deployment methods are supported, including booting the ESXi installer off a CD or over PXE, and accessing the configuration file over the network using a variety of protocols, such as secure HTTP. The configuration file can also specify the following scripts to be executed during the installation:
These scripts run locally on the ESXi host, and can perform various tasks such as configuring the host’s virtual networking and joining it to vCenter Server.
Boot from SAN support for ESXi. This support includes Fibre Channel SAN, as well as iSCSI and FCoE for certain storage adapters that have been qualified for this capability.
Sep 29, 2011
| Recent Blog Posts
Running Sophos UTM Firewall Release 9.200-11 on VMware ESX |
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 4:42p John Willemse
We just did an upgrade to Firmware version:
9.200-11 Release notes: UTM 9.200 Soft-Released (02-26-2014) @astaro.org
Update to 9.200:
• Web: New UI policy model
• Mail: SPX encryption support
• Mail: DLP support
• Network: Botnet/C&C traffic detection and blocking
• Network: Major IPS performance improvements
• Authentication: Dual-factor authentication with OATH TOTP
• WAF: Authentication support
& [read] Keywords: notes
FRITZ!OS: New Firmware 6.04 |
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 5:42p John Willemse
We just did an upgrade to FRITZ!OS 6.04.
Important: This firmware is only intended for use with FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7360 International Edition
-Security: removes possibility for unauthorized access to FRITZ!Box. Please check for important information here: http://www.avm.de/en/Sicherheit
- added Dialplan for New Zealand
New with FRITZ!OS 6:
- Wireless LAN Guest Access new a [read] Keywords: blogSphere
Sophos UTM Up2Date 9.109001 package |
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 5:03p John Willemse
We just did the upgrade.
Up2Date 9.109001 package description:
RPM packages contained:
Manual Downloads and MD5s can be found at Index of /UTM/v9/up2date/ http://ftp.astaro.de/UTM/v9/up2date/
Free Sophos UTM Home Edition
Our Free Home Use Firewall [read] Keywords: application
ESXi 5.5. Build Number: 1474528 |
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 10:03a John Willemse
Upgrade gedaan naar build 1474528.
7 jan. 2014 - ESXi550-201312001.zip. Build: 1474528 1474526 (Security-only).
More @kb.vmware.com 2063795 [read] Keywords: blogSphere
Firmware Update FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7360. (FRITZ!OS 6.03) |
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:42p John Willemse
A new FRITZ!OS 06.03 is available for your FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7360.
Download FRITZ!OS 06.03 @ftp://ftp.avm.de/fritz.box/fritzbox.fon_wlan_7340/firmware/english/
• Security: removes possibility for unauthorized access to FRITZ!Box. Please check for important information here: http://www.avm.de/en/index.php3
New with FRITZ!OS 6:
• Wireless LAN Guest Access new as "private hotspot"
• Ready for vectoring
• Parental control with shared budget [read] Keywords: blogSphere
CentOS alert CESA-2014:0159. Kernel Update. |
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 5:02p John Willemse
We just upgraded OTAP to Centos 6.5 Kernel 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6.x86_64
CentOS alert CESA-2014:0159 (kernel)
CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2014:0159 Important
Red Hat Security Security Advisory. RHSA-2014:0159-1
Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Ha [read] Keywords: notes
Badkey on 64 Bit CentOS 6 Linux and Domino 9 Social Edition |
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 5:25p John Willemse
CentOS is een Linuxdistributie voor serversystemen. CentOS is gebaseerd op Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Red Hat levert met RHEL een commercieel besturingssysteem voor professionele omgevingen, met bijbehorende ondersteuningscontracten. Omdat Red Hat RHEL onder de GPL moet uitbrengen, is de broncode eveneens beschikbaar. Daar maakt CentOS gebruik van om een vrije serverdistributie te publiceren. Verschillende andere distributies maken zelf weer gebruik van CentOS om specialistische Li [read] Keywords: domino
Sophos UTM Up2Date 9.108023 package |
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 3:45p John Willemse
We just did an upgrade to Sophos UTM Firmware Up2Date 9.108023 package
Up2Date 9.108023 package description:
System will be rebooted
Configuration will be upgraded
Connected REDs will perform firmware upgrade
Reduce lifetime of WebAdmin certificate to 39 months to comply with future browser requirements
Also reduce lifetime of https-scanning certificate to 39 months
Support SHA-2 algorithm for SSL VPN authentication
Remove RC4 from WebA [read] Keywords: blogSphere
Notes Traveler 9.0.1 Interim Fix 3 (IF3) |
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 3:25p John Willemse
IBM Notes Traveler
What is IBM® Notes® Traveler ?
"No charge, push email software for IBM Notes users"
What's new in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1
Adaptive Initial Sync
Adaptive Initial Sync (AIS) is a new feature in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 that helps ensure server availability in certain situations, such as bringing a server online or recovery scenarios.
MobileIron support for Android devices
Organizations using MobileIron to manage their mobile applications will now be able to [read] Keywords: domino
Best Practices for Upgrading to ODS on Clients and Servers |
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 2:45p John Willemse
Best Practices for Upgrading to ODS on Clients and Servers
Learn everything you need to know about ODS — what it is, why it’s important to run the most recent version, how to find out what version you’re currently running, and how to upgrade your databases to the latest ODS level on both servers and clients. Clear up some common misconceptions about ODS and get best practices for upgrading to ODS51 in releases 8.0 and higher.
You may have seen or heard references to a speci [read] Keywords: domino