As I was browsing my Twitter feed last night I can across a tweet that talked about the 1.0 Release of Apache DeltaCloud. As described on the website: Deltacloud provides the API server and drivers necessary for connecting to cloud providers. Deltacloud maintains long-term stability for scripts, tools and applications and backward compatibility across different […] Read More
If you are NAT’ing public to private addresses with a load balancer in between your web server and your Gateway/FireWall device you might come across the situation where the IIS/Apache logs report the IP of the Load Balancer, when what you really want, is the client IP.
<span style="color: #339966;">184.108.40.206</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:43 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
<span style="color: #ff0000;">172.20.0.16</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:45 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
It’s obvious that the biggest issue with […] Read More
It’s been a while since my first post on this topic, but there has certainly been a lot of thought and effort put into this subject since then. At first IÂ envisagedÂ this to be a two part post, but I think I’m going to break this up over a couple more posts, that focus on a […] Read More
VMware announced overnight that their aquired Private Social Media Platform SocialCast is to have full features enabled for 50 users. http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-socialcast-free-06-06-12.html I have been using SocialCast for about 6 monthsÂ privatelyÂ andÂ I’veÂ been involved in aÂ coupleÂ VMware run Private Beta programs using SocialCast as the social platform…it’s excellent,Â intuitiveÂ and easy to use. I have seen the potential in the product […] Read More
Ive come across a couple of how-to’s on configuring vCloud Cells in a highly available Load Balanced environment. There is a good overview here by @hany_michael with the always excellent @ccolotti referenced throughout. Ive come across specific posts such as this one from @DuncanYB for F5 Load Balancers…but nothing on Citrixs NetScalers. It must be said that […] Read More
Had a really interesting issue with a large SharePoint Farm instance we host… over the last couple of days when we tried to create a new Web Application the task was failing on the SharePoint Farm members. While being initially thrown off by a couple permission related event log entries for SharePoint Admin database access […] Read More
Ill put this right out there! I would rather live in a world without Backup and Recovery. I have burnt countless hours and hair follicles working my way through and trying to tame backup application platforms. Unfortunately we have not reached a point whereby the technology we use is reliable and resilient enough to prevent […] Read More
A little after vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 went GA I posted this forum thread in regards to the default time-out value of the Web UI…Thanks to ILIO and VEIgel for follow-up posts with the initial solution, which at this time wasn’t documented. This is now covered in the release notes for 5.0.1 under known issues. But […] Read More
If you had asked me 2 years ago that I’d be writing as a VMware vExpert I would have thought you were crazy. At that stage my only exposure to VMware was on a co-lo server I was hosting for a mates start-up back in 2008. It was ESXi 3.5 back then and, compared to […] Read More
This post signifies my return to the blogging world… I lastÂ activelyÂ blogged in late 2008 just before I signed up for Twitter. Forward 4 years, and nearly 3200 Tweets later, it’s time to expand and contribute…I haveÂ opinionsÂ to add and I will post tech related news andÂ commentaryÂ that aims to contribute around my experiences in the Hosting and […] Read More