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How to Setup iSCSI on Windows 2008 R2 Server

Configuration: VMware vSphere 4.0, ESX Hosts, EMC AX4-5 Celerra's, 2 HP Proliant DL380G7 Servers for Veeam 5.0.2 Backup and Replication (1 Server for Main Office and 1 for Collocation Datacenter Site), 2 Cisco Switch (Storage Switch) Main/Collocation Site configuration, Qlogic iSCSI HBA Server Card connectivity to SAN's. Goal: Connect iSCSI HBA Cards to SAN through iSCSI Initiator on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Servers. 1. Go to the QLogic website (HBA Drivers Website) if it is an OEM choose EMC, NetApp, etc. This tutorial is for a QLogic EMC HBA. (This is tested to work for Dell PowerEdge/HP Proliant Servers) Driver Download Link 1a. You will also need to download the  EMC PowerPath Server Utility for Windows Server x64 (2008 R2). And make sure that you download and install the Navisphere Server Utility (Windows/VMware) - [Just register your server in Navisphere if you have already configured your AX4-5 ] 2. Install the drivers and you should now see QLogic iSCSI Adapter u

How to set up Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 R2

Ok...Microsoft threw Terminal Server under the bus and named it Remote Desktop Services and completely changed how your register the licenses! Here is the How-To so that it doesn't get on other people's nerves as much as it did me when trying to activate the licensing with Microsoft's Technical Support. Which was absolutely no help at all. Yes, after 4 transfers, I just went ahead and figured it out myself: 1. Open Server Manager. Install the Remote Desktop Services Role 2. Listen...Just follow the pictures below! It is 22 Steps! 3. Next are all of the steps...I am going to save you some Money $$$ on a support call! =)

Configure rsyslog on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) for Cisco Switches

One of the problems that you can face during configuration of cisco switches for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the correct formatting. I had to go through this and make sure it is working for Sonicwall and Cisco Switches so here you go! Also, if I were you, I would add a disclaimer to let someone else know about or not to change the configurations. 1. create your file under /var/log/ 2. [username@servername log] touch cisco-example 3. Next you have to Edit rsyslog 4. [username@servername log] vi /etc/rsyslog.conf #### RULES #### # Log all kernel messages to the console. # Logging much else clutters up the screen. #kern.*                                                 /dev/console # Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher. # Don't log private authentication messages! *.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none                /var/log/messages # The authpriv file has restricted access. authpriv.*                                              /var/log/secu

Configure Debian Rsyslog for Cisco Switches and Routers

Quite often Network Administrators are obligated to keep logs from their cisco devices, either for troubleshooting or due to be compliant with IT Security Policy. In this article I will describe fast and easy way to setup saving logs from your Cisco devices to rsyslog server on Debian Linux. The first step is to edit rsyslog configuration file. Open /etc/rsyslogd.conf and add following line # # Logging for Cisco router # local7.* /var/log/cisco local7 is the default name under which cisco devices logs their messages. /var/log/cisco specifies the file to which messages will be written. You also have to uncomment / add below lines which will enable rsyslogd to listen on UDP port 514. # provides UDP syslog reception $ModLoad imudp $UDPServerRun 514 The last change you have to make to rsyslog.conf is to allow your cisco device to write to it, that is done using below entry in rsyslog.conf $AllowedSender UDP,, Then we create the log file by utilizing the t

CLI (CMD) - Command prompts for Windows

Command prompts for Windows Some are for XP Only, Some are for Vista, Windows 7, Windows Servers, etc. Give them a try! A more structured list with examples are coming soon. Control Panel CONTROL : opens the control panel window CONTROL ADMINTOOLS : opens the administrative tools CONTROL KEYBOARD : opens keyboard properties CONTROL COLOUR : opens display properties.Appearance tab CONTROL FOLDERS : opens folder options CONTROL FONTS : opens font policy management CONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL : opens Regional and Language option CONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL : opens mouse properties CONTROL USERPASSWORDS : opens User Accounts editor CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ : User account access restrictions CONTROL PRINTERS : opens faxes and printers available APPWIZ.CPL : opens Add or Remove programs utility tool OPTIONALFEATURES : opens Add or Remove Windows component utility DESK.CPL : opens display properties. Themes tab HDWWIZ.CPL : opens add hardware wizard IRPROPS.CP