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Security vSphere / vCenter

vCenter Certificate Expiration “Fun”

So, I went to login to my #HomeLab vCenter this morning and I was presented with this *LOVELY* error message: There was no way around this one. No option to pass go, accept the risk and just continue. After going through Browser Bingo and getting the same error (vCenter implements HSTS which prevents bypassing things […]

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Hardware Security

Foreshadowing…new toys for the #HomeLab

So, I’ve started a new job back in the IT career field and I couldn’t be happier. I’m able to do things related to my expertise again. One of the challenges in my job has been a community-wide lack of #MFA in our network environments. I won’t discuss which community, because it will start a […]

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Palo Alto Security

Palo Alto Networks NGFW Certificate Woes

So, this is a topic that has hit me a couple of times, mostly because it’s just not something you do very often. With my brand new PA-440 firewall, I wanted to install certificates that are signed by my internal network certificate authority. It makes it much cleaner when connecting so I don’t get any […]

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Palo Alto Security VoIP

3CX Phone System on a Raspberry Pi 4: Palo Alto Firewall Settings (Part 3)

In this final segment, I’m going to share my firewall settings that allow my #3CX system to function for both internal phones and external mobile users. This has been enjoyable discovering since I wasn’t able to find any other 3CX users using a Palo Alto firewall (probably because if they are using a Palo Alto, […]

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VoIP

3CX Phone System on a Raspberry Pi 4: AWS Chime Voice Connector Config (Part 2)

I’m going to start off by apologizing for this being REALLY late in coming. I never intended it to take so long. However, shortly after I made the original post, I ended up doing some major overhauls to my #HomeLab network. As a result and a few purchases later, I’m finally back up and running […]

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Hardware Palo Alto Security

So I Wanted a New Firewall…

If you have ever spent much time working with the Ubiquity UDM Pro, you will find that it is a great device for many things (network controller, video and phone controller, etc.). However, it’s not the best firewall if you are going to do some advanced rulesets or want to have that extra peace of […]

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Hardware Linux Raspberry Pi VoIP

3CX Phone System on a Raspberry Pi 4 (Part 1)

This was probably one of the most exciting things I’ve done in a long while. I’m going to apologize now for this being a long post. More important than the “How” for this entry is the “Why”. I wanted to share that with you before I get into the specific details. A lot of folks […]

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Introductions

VMHomeLab 1 Year Anniversary!

Ok, so I’m a little late with this posting. I lost track of when my first post was. Turns out 20 December, 2020 was the first-ever posting on my blog! Time really flies and I thought I would take a minute and reflect on what I’ve learned and what’s changed over the past year. THANK […]

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Security

Apache Log4j Critical Vulnerability

On 9 December, 2021, a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) exploit was published highlighting a Remote Code Execution (RCE) critical vulnerability in the Apache Log4j library. Log4j is a popular Java library that can be found in many applications and services found throughout the Internet. Some of the more popular products that leverage this are: Minecraft: Java Edition […]

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PowerCLI Workspace ONE

PowerCLI Issue Deploying vApps from Content Library

So I was hoping to have a productive weekend playing around with the new Workspace ONE Access 21.08 appliance until I ran into a couple snags. The first I ran into while configuring the new appliance and it turns out it was recently added to the “Known Issues” section of their release notes. You cannot […]

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