Upgrade your Linux UniFi Controller in minuites!

Ubiquiti’s provide a Controller version for other distributions of linux but only display debian on their site, but if you’re running CentOS or another Linux distribution, you’ll have to use the generic controller package. The upgrade provess is so simple! (i have also written this script that makes it even quicker)

I previously explained how to install your own UniFi Controller on CentOS in this article. Once you have it up and running, it’s even easier to upgrade to a newer version. The process takes less than 3 minutes with these steps.

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Setup Ubiquiti UniFi USG Remote User VPN

I have recently had loads of trouble setting up a Ubiquiti UniFi USG remote user VPN, the USG requires a RADIUS server in order to function correctly, the following article covers this setup freeRADIUS Setup

Once RADIUS is setup the easy part is configuring the USG through the UniFi controller.
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Install FreeRadius on CentOS 7 with DaloRadius for management

I have recently purchased a load of Ubiquiti UniFi equipment, as part of this i have the UniFi USG which in order to deploy a User VPN requires a RADUIS Server for user authentication. This article will run through how to install and set this up.

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Install UniFi Controller on CentOS 7

This is a short simple guide to assist users with installing the Ubiquiti UniFi Controller required for all UniFi devices on a CentOS 7 Server.

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Two-Factor Authentication: is it worth it, does it really add more security?

As we all move to a digital age, adding more and more personal information to the internet security has become a real issue, in recent years there have been hack attempts on well-known brands, including LastPass, LinkedIn, Twitter and Adobe.

This has cast a light on the problems that passwords bring and how vulnerable users are as a result. Most of these companies are now implementing Two-Factor authentication, but is it really as secure as we are lead to believe? what are its pitfalls?

In this article i’m going to go through some of the pros and cons relating to Two-Factor authentication (or 2FA)

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Snapshot changes in vSphere 6.0

This is something that I was unaware of until recently when I was looking into the usage of V-Vols. It appears that VMware have made some major improvements to the ways we handle snapshots and consolidate them in vSphere 6.0 with VVols. Most people who use VMware are aware of limitations with snapshots on VMs that have heavy IO or large snapshots attached to them. In a large number of cases we see snapshots fail to remove and then require hours of downtime to actually consolidate.

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Teamspeak 3 on CentOS 7 using MariaDB Database (3.0.12.4)

This tutorial takes you through setting up Teamspeak 3 on CentOS 7, I will also be going through using a MariaDB database for the backend and a custom system services script.

We are using MariaDB as MySQL no longer ships with CentOS and MariaDB is a fork of MySQL

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Teamspeak 3 – Recovering privilege key after first startup (MySQL/MariaDB Only)

When deploying a Teamspeak3 server one thing that is vital for the first time startup is to make a note of the privilege key, but what do you do if for some reason you didn’t write it down?

In this article I will show you how to retrieve it!
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vCloud Director 8.0 for Service Providers

As most of you will now be aware VMware decided to end availability for vCloud Director and shift to only allow service providers to utilise the product.
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Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service, SSL certificate verification failed

Recently I have been playing in my lab with VCSA and vCNS, I found that when I tried to connect to the vCenter I received this error:

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