It’s good practice to send WatchGuard Firebox traffic logs to a WatchGuard Dimension server so that you have a separate historic log of activity, as a Firebox won’t retain its logs over a power cycle. The WatchGuard Dimension server can be useful for troubleshooting, but also has a wealth of reports available as well.
To be able to send log traffic to the WatchGuard Dimension server it needs to be encrypted, so you need to supply enter an identical key on the Firebox and in the Dimension server.
If you have multiple Fireboxes you’ll need to know the existing encryption key so you can set it on the additional Fireboxes.
If you don’t know the encryption key, here is how to change it on the WatchGuard Dimension server (don’t forget to change it on existing Fireboxes).
I’ve been working with storage recently and looking back on my blog I’ve realised I’ve not updated the EqualLogic Configuration Guide for some time.
Dell released the latest version 17.1 of the Dell PS Series Configuration Guide, formerly the EqualLogic Configuration Guide in December 2016.
The guide is designed to help storage administrators build an iSCSI infrastructure for use with a Dell EqualLogic SAN solution.
I’ve been working on a simple PowerShell command today to import into our endpoint management solution so we can alert on disks with low diskspace. It’s been a while since I’ve dabbled with PowerShell, and it reminded me just how flexible it is and much I love it!
So I thought I would walk you through the evolution of the command I ended up with.
Edit: Update Rollup 17 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 installation tips.
Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 on 13 December 2016.
I installed Update Rollup 16 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took about 10 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.
Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.
For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.
WatchGuard Fireware v11.12 Update 1 was released on 21st December. This replaces the previous version of 11.12.
Full release notes can be found here. Please read them before upgrading! Your Firebox must be running, XTM v11.7.5, v11.8.4 or v11.9 or higher before upgrading. Continue reading
EDIT: Version 17.04 has now been released, see the post Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.04 released.
The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 16.12.00 was released on the 15th December 2016. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.
Here’s a quick WatchGuard tip. I had to do some analysis on bandwidth usage recently, but although I could see the live usage via system manager there was no report for external bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension.
To be able to report on bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension you need to enable Performance Statistics logging on the WatchGuard Firebox. Here’s how to do it.