Supermicro X10 Motherboard Fan Control

Posted on Posted in IPMI

The homelab was in dire need of an upgrade recently and I landed on some Supermicro X10 motherboards. The 2U case I selected came with some built-in 80mm fans which had a max of 2000 RPM. During initial boot the fans would cycle between idle and max speed. I could see in the IPMI dash […]

TFTP + CentOS 7 + SELinux

Posted on Posted in CentOS, Cisco

Welly, well, well…when in need of a TFTP server why not build your own, leave SELinux enabled, create a custom repo, fight against SELinux, find some help on the internets, and end up spending up way too much time on what was supposed to be a quick task. I’m sure this page will get four […]

Domain Controller Granular Event Log Delegation

Posted on Posted in Active Directory, Microsoft, Powershell

So you’ve combed through 7 year old TechNet forum posts, cursed the limitations of Event Log Readers group when trying to use Get-WinEvent, and then tried to decipher SDDL to no avail.  A treatment for all those woes:

The basic gist here is that the CustomSD registry value will contain your new permissions and […]

VMware PowerCLI 10 Setup

Posted on Posted in Powershell, VMware

I found that the latest version of PowerCLI 10 ran fine in 32-bit mode but VS Code, Powershell ISE, or Powershell console in 64-bit mode were unable to load the module.  I would get the following errors when trying to import the newly installed module: Could not load file or assembly ‘log4net, Version=1.2.10.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304’ […]

Remote Desktop Services – High Availability Connection Broker and Powershell

Posted on Posted in Remote Desktop Services

I found RDS cmdlets a tad annoying since you must specify the single “ActiveManagementServer” name instead of the HA connection broker name.  If you omit the connection broker value you may see “A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist on server.contoso.com.  This operation can be performed after creating a deployment.  For information about creating […]

VMware Manual Download Not Working

Posted on Posted in VMware

Trying to get at that sweet esxi 6.7 ISO and your manual download button does absolutely nothing?  I found https://communities.vmware.com/thread/518378 and since my pfSense DNSBL feed contains PiHole lists I wanted to do some further digging.  Running tail -f /var/log/pfblockerng/dnsbl.log  while refreshing the download page reveled the following domain block: tags.tiqcdn.com Then a grep -r 'tiqcdn' /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/*  showed the domain in […]