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December 23, 2009  8:02 PM

Citrix Client being released for the Blackberry



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Blackberry, Citrix, client, reciever

Check it out: http://crackberry.com/citrix-receiver-arriving-month-blackberry-smartphones All I can say is it's about time. This has been available for the iPhone for quite awhile now. Given that Blackberry tries to position itself for the enterprise workspace you would think this would have...

December 16, 2009  2:20 PM

BES now fully supported for Exchange 2010



Posted by: Jason Tramer
2010, BES, Blackberry, Enterprise, Exchange

A colleague sent me this link:


December 16, 2009  2:17 PM

Adding a secondary address to an interface on a Cisco ASA



Posted by: Jason Tramer
address, arp, ASA, Cisco, interface, IP, route, secondary, static

Unlike in a Cisco router where you can used the secondary command to add a secondary address to an interface, the Cisco ASA does not support this. Here is a workaround however. 1. First find out the mac address of the ethernet interface you will be using: sh interface Ethernet0/1 This should...


December 13, 2009  12:11 AM

Cisco 881 Router crashes



Posted by: Jason Tramer
12.4.24t1, 12.4.24t2, 881, Cisco, crash, memory leak, router

I was recently working with a Cisco 881 router that kept having memory leaks and crashing. At first it would only crash once a day or so but eventually it started crashing hourly. I went through serveral different firmware versions and finally found one that fixed the issue. The last version I...


December 3, 2009  3:41 PM

Configure Active-Standby High Availability on a ASA



Posted by: Jason Tramer
active, Add new tag, ASA, ASDM, Cisco, CLI, HA, High Availability, standby, wizard

Ok so you can easily do this from within the ASDM using the HA wizard, however I recently tried this and had issues with the wizard not working for me. So here is how you do it from the cli: Primary: failover failover lan unit primary failover lan interface failover Ethernet X failover key...


December 1, 2009  1:06 AM

Data Centre Cooling Innovation from Google



Posted by: Jason Tramer
cooling, data centre, google

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/11/30/google-patent-reveals-data-center-innovations/ This is really cool (excuse the pun).  With the advent of virutalization the traditional data centre has already significantly dropped in size. With energy costs rising its innovations like...


December 1, 2009  12:52 AM

Xen Desktop 4.0 licensing now boasts fully functional XenApp server



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Desktop, license, licensing, trade, Xen, Xen App

In Xen Desktop 3.0 Enterprise edition you got to use Xen App server. However the Xen App functionality was stripped down so that it would only function within Xen Desktop machines. Citrix has now changed their policy to allow Xen App for Xendesktops to be fully functional meaning you can use it for...


December 1, 2009  12:46 AM

Security hole for SSL Clientless VPN



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, Security, VPN

Check out this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/30/vpn_authentication_weakness/ This is quite big news. Cisco has been pushing it's clientless SSL VPN pretty hard.


November 30, 2009  4:11 PM

Scheduling commands on a Cisco router



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Add new tag, Cisco, kron, router, schedule, scheduling

I recently needed to schedule nightly reboots for a Cisco router and I found this article very helpful. http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5553313.html


November 30, 2009  4:09 PM

Incompatibility on Site to site VPN tunnels between Watchguards and Cisco ASA’s



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, VPN, WatchGuard

I have been working with a client with multiple sites and up until recently they have been using Watchguards at all sites. Recently we have been switching out some of the Watchguard for Cisco ASA's but there have been a ton of site to site VPN issues. For example, a tunnel goes down, so you re-key...


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