Ubuntu 16.04 on HP Spectre 13-v000nd

As the HP Spectre 13-v000nd laptop is still fairly new I was surprised that Ubuntu Linux installed without any mayor issues, all hardware seems to work just fine straight from a clean install without any custom modifications to settings, drivers or modules. The track-pad is fairly sketchy with random movements when you try to click …

Monitoring Cisco ASA Cluster status

    There are multiple way’s of configuring High Availablity on a set of Cisco ASA firewalls. One of them is clustering (Note that Active/Standby or Active/Active is not the same as a ASA Cluster) As of now there is no way to monitor the cluster status using SNMP, the only way to check if …

OpenVPN bridge and VMware ESXi

When you configure a bridged OpenVPN setup on a VMware ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) you will notice that you can’t reach anything over the VPN except the OpenVPN host. This is because VMware by default prevents the NIC to go into promiscuous mode so the bridge won’t work. To fix this you need to change the VMware security …