HP ILO Firmware Updating

Had an old 380G7 with firmware 1.20 that needed updating but due to some ssl/tsl being disabled on my workstation I could no longer connect via the windows ILO client OR via web-browser. Continue reading HP ILO Firmware Updating


Win10 1703 (Creators Update) released early

Released on the 4th, it is available through the Win10 update app but most folks will want to grab the ISO.  You can do that via the media creation tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209). The ISO’s are also available via MSDN

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OpenVAS 9 woes

So after all is said and done, it’s already been noted in the mailing list that openvas9 uses rsync for at least 2 update commands getting scapdata and certdata and so port 873 needs to be open through your proxy. Good luck getting a large corporate IT to punch a hole in their proxy to let that through.  From what I’ve been seeing, there’s no easy way to manually retrieve the updates either.  C’est La Vie.
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Obtaining ILO ip and mac on esxi host

In Vcenter, for configuring Esxi Host Power management (configure tab, power management) I needed an easy way to get both ip and mac address. A quick search got me a powershell script for use under powercli. I didn’t have powercli installed on my newer workstation so.. here’s the process.

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Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5x and Windows Server 2016


The Veeem folks explicitly blocked the install on Server2016 because testing with the Tech Preview builds of Windows yielded some “actual issues” with the recovery process.
If you wish to still go forward and use it now, here’s how to get it installed. Continue reading Veeam Endpoint Backup 1.5x and Windows Server 2016


V2V: Ghost (gho) to vmdk

Yes an ages old util, but ghost32 (norton/symantec) still has its worth. Here’s how to use it for converting to virtual machines.

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