April 26, 2018

Category: Administration

Crypto Jacking – The New Threat

In this post I will discuss the new threat of Crypto Jacking – what it is, where it came from and why you should be on the look out. What is Crypto Jacking? Crypto Jacking is where malicious code is installed on your infrastructure/Computer with the aim of using your processing power to mine Crypto […]

Cisco :: ASA to FTD Migration Tool

  In this article, I will demonstrate how to leverage the Firepower Management Center (FMC) to covert Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) configurations to Firepower Threat Defence (FTD) configurations.  Using the ASA to FTD migration tool can save ample amounts of time, especially if you wish to carry over ASA ACLs and NAT rules. Before I get […]

Cisco :: Configure ASAv To Use Virtual Serial Ports

In this article, I will demonstrate how to configure the ASAv so that you use a virtual serial port. This article assumes that you have installed the virtual Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance using VMware workstation or it’s equivalent and that you can only access the ASAv CLI via the VMware client. By default, the virtual serial […]

How to configure a Rotating, long term packet capture using Wireshark.

Introduction Wireshark is an awesome tool for troubleshooting network traffic. Although the Wireshark GUI is not designed for long term packet captures and left running would simply fill the hard drive of the server/pc running the program. Within Wireshark there is a tiny built in Windows command line tool called ‘dumpcap’ which at less than […]

Cisco ISE :: Reset Expired Admin Password

In this video demonstration, I show you how to reset your administrator password after it has expired.    

Cisco ISE :: Reset Administrator Password Due to Lockout

In this video demonstration, I’ll show you how to reset your administrator password on a standalone Cisco Identity Services Engine. This method is used if you have forgotten your administrator password. Note: A reboot is required in order to complete the following procedure.   

Cisco :: Configuring Smart License Software

In this article, I would like to demonstrate how to configure Cisco Smart Licensing on the virtual Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASAv). This post assumes that readers already have access to there own Smart Account and would like to know the process of applying licenses. Step 1: Generate ID Token Sign into your Cisco Software […]

Cisco :: ISE 2.3 Device Administration using TACACS+

In this article, I will cover network device administration using TACACS+ on Cisco’s Identity Services Engine. Accompanied with a video demonstration, I will also list the TACACS+ configuration required for Cisco’s ASAv. Configure the Network Device/s In the video demonstration, I have used the ASAv as the network device I would like ISE to administer. […]

Ansible :: Creating a Test Environment

In this article, I will go over the basics of what is required to get Ansible up and running so that you can create and run your own playbooks. I assume those that are reading this have at least some knowledge of what Ansible is, what languages it uses and the benefits of using Ansible. […]
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