EXCHANGE   Exchange – Setting automatic completion time for Mailbox Move Request



When performing mailbox migrations using the New-MoveRequest, the movement is performed online while the user is using the mailbox without suffering outage until the end.
Only when completing the movement there are some seconds during which the user mailbox is not online.

Thats the reason to use the parameter “SuspendWhenReadyToComplete“. It moves almost all the mailbox except the … Read more

F5 BIG-IP icon   F5 BIG-IP – Useful SNMP oids to monitor



I have collected some of the most interesting OIDs (in my scenario im using LTM and APM modules) from the F5 MIBS:

OIDs – System Data

Hardware sensors (fans, power supplies…), resource usage (cpu, mem…), sync status…
MIB: F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB (file F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB.txt)

Synchronization status messagesysCmSyncStatusSummary.1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.14.1.4
Failover statussysCmFailoverStatusStatus
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.14.3.2
Synchronization status colorsysCmSyncStatusColor
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.14.1.3
Power Supply statussysChassisPowerSupplyStatus
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.3.2.2.2.1.2
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F5 BIG-IP icon   F5 BIG-IP – Automate backup of configuration files



I have recently installed and configured my 2 node F5 BIG-IP cluster as load-balancer and SSL-VPN portal. I have been ocasionally performing configuration backups, but now i need to schedule them regularly and automatically.

This article covers the ways to perform the backup of a BIG-IP system and automate them.

Manual backup

Web GUI

In the menu options: System – Read more

Linux   Linux – Running top command remotely (SSH)



Maybe you have tried to execute the top command to monitor processes on a remote host.

Error remotely – Run it in batch mode

If so, the following error can be returned:

$ ssh user@remotehost top -n1
TERM environment variable not set.

top does not work remotely in the default “interactive” mode. Use the “-b” parameter to run it in Read more

EXCHANGE   Exchange – Mailbox folders permissions to other users



A user asked me the way to grant permissions to other users to access to some of his mailbox folders. And for certain folder only read-only permissions.

Let’s suppose “testuser1” wants to allow accessing some folders to “testuser2”.

Permission configuration (Outlook)

First of all, “testuser2” must have “Reviewer” (read-only) permissions on the mailbox root
Exchange – Mailbox folders permissions to other users 1

Exchange – Mailbox folders permissions to other users 2

Then, configure the permission … Read more

Checkpoint   Checkpoint – dropped Reason: UDP packet that belongs to an old session



Problem

Last week I came across a DHCP problem. Devices from certain VLAN were not getting DHCP assigned IP.

Even though firewall policy should have accepted those packets, tcpdump showed Checkpoint gateway was not forwarding them to the destination.

To capture DHCP traffic:

# tcpdump -n -i <interface> port 67 or port 68 -e

Incoming interface DHCP tcpdump:

# tcpdump 
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POWERSHELL   Powershell – Script to clone AD groups



Last week I came across a situation where I needed to copy Active Directory groups (including members) to new groups.

Scenario

Suppose we want to clone the “SG-Test1” and “SG-Test2” groups
Windows – Powershell script to clone AD groups - Old Groups

We need two groups (“SG-NewTest1” and “SG-NewTest2”) to be created with the same members included
Windows – Powershell script to clone AD groups - New Groups

Using this powershell scripts you can either clone a single group a list … Read more

Raspberry icon   Raspberry – Raspbian installation and initial setup



Some time ago I started reading documentation about Raspberry. Nothing related to my job but, as a hobby/challenge, I decided to buy one and start a project in future posts I will talk about…

Also owner of a Raspberry? Follow this minitutorial to perform the basic installation of Raspbian OS with remote access enabled via SSH using WiFi connection.… Read more

EXCHANGE   Exchange – SMTP error: 550 5.7.1 Client does not have permissions to send as this sender



Problem

Last week I was testing the IMAP/SMTP connection of my Exchange 2013. Unexpectedly Outlook returned the following error:
Exchange - SMTP error 550 5.7.1 Client does not have permissions to send as this sender

The message does not appear completely but seems to be “550 5.7.1 Client does not have permissions to send as this sender”. Obviously the user does have the permissions (the user was the owner of the mailbox itself).

Resolution

Thanks … Read more