Extreme Networks “Redundant Phy” Redundant Uplinks

A fairly simple approach to providing uplink resilience. There are methods like EAPS or MLAG to give you uplink resilience, but sometimes you just need something simple. A redundant physical (or “Redundant Phy”) is essentially two uplinks to upstream switches and to avoid a loop, the downstream switch (i.e. the one with the redundant phy […]

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Check (Not Directly Accessible) SSL Certificate Expiry on Microsoft Windows Server

NagiosXI and other monitoring tools have ways to determine if your SSL certificates on say a web server are nearing expiry, but what if you have software that uses a certificate but that certificate is not directly poll-able over the standard HTTPS checks. The script which can be found here, is a passive check, so […]

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Create or Update TXT Record in InfoBlox API using Python Libraries

A very short introduction into using Python and the InfoBlox Python libraries to interact with the REST API to give you a starting point for development. https://sifbaksh.com/introduction-to-infoblox-api-wapi-using-python/ The easiest approach is to use the InfoBlox-Client library in Python, it is possible to use “requests” and then parse the output, but this approach seems a bit […]

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Clone Windows 10 PC OS Disk to SAMBA Server (Synology NAS) using Clonezilla Live

I’ve used Clonezilla a few times in the past, its a quick and convenient way to replace a hard disk (e.g. upgrading from a spinning rust disk to an SSD) in your machine without needing to rebuild the OS from scratch. But Clonezilla can also be used to clone the disk to an image, as […]

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Remove Black Stripes Down Either Side of Monitor Output – USB32VGAPRO

A quick and effective way to get additional desktop space is to use a USB Graphics Adapter, in my case I used the Star Tech USB32VGAPRO. It supports a good range of resolutions but in my case I wanted to use 1680×1050 which is the same as my in-built graphics resolution outputs at. However when […]

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