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Upgrade your Linux UniFi Controller in minutes!

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.

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)

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.