HAProxy and MySQL Checks I wanted to throw this out in case anyone else has a need for such a setup to use L7 for node up/down when load balancing MySQL with HAProxy. All you have to do is run Continue reading HAProxy and MySQL Checks
Cisco ASA Logstash Parsing I recently had an opportunity to get around to creating some Cisco ASA parsing for logstash to detect some abnormal activity on the network. So now that I have created the parsing and have to say Continue reading Cisco ASA Logstash Parsing
I wanted to throw this together real quick on how to setup RSPAN VLAN Port Mirroring using a Cisco switch and vDS (vSphere Distributed Switch) Destination Port Mirror which will map to a vm running NTOP. This solution is working Continue reading VMware vDS RSPAN Port Mirroring
I wanted to throw this together real quick and explain how to accomplish running a virtualized firewall (PFSense, Astaro, etc.). The goal to accomplish here is to use your cable/dsl internet connection with the ability to vmotion across VMware hosts Continue reading Virtualized Internet Firewall With HA and DRS
This article is a continuation of Part 1 that we did a while back. I would highly suggest checking out that article as well prior to going through this article. You can read Part 1 here. MPIO Round Robin Policy Continue reading Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 2
Quick video of the LAB in the dark to see the blinkies!
I am currently working on building a 2 datacenter scenario all running under VMware workstation 9. This will include a four node HP P4000 VSA multi-site cluster, four ESXi5 hosts, vCenter, and two PFsense firewalls using openvpn to connect both Continue reading Nested Virtualized Datacenters (VDC) using metro stretched cluster
Just wanted to throw this together as my current environment goes a little like this. HP C7000, Flex-10 configured with two SUS Groups (Shared Uplink Sets) to carve bandwidth the way I need it into the 8 Flex-10 LOMS on Continue reading How I like to build ‘Em – Vsphere5 – What ya think?
So I have been using Nexentastor for almost 2 years now in my home lab. It is an amazing storage solution. I have used many others over the years (FreeNAS, OpenFiler, NASLite) and I by far like Nexentastor the best. I Continue reading Nexentastor/ESXi5/3750G/LACP/VDS/NFS/iSCSI – Part 1