VMware: Windows Event ID 27 on e1iexpress NIC Adapter


Issue: You have Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 running on ESXi or VMware Workstation and the network connection is interrupted frequently.
Also EventID 27 and 32 with source e1iexpress are often logged to the Windows EventLog.

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Linux: How to rescan for new LUNs on a Emulex FC Controller


rescan for new LUNs on a Emulex Fibre Channel Controller:

List all HBAs

 root@debdev # ls -l /sys/class/fc_host
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Oct 24 12:22 host10 -> ../
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Oct 24 12:22 host11 -> ../
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Oct 24 12:22 host7 -> ../.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Oct 24 12:22 host9 -> ../.

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OpenVPN: Connect to multiple VPNs on Windows


on Windows OpenVPN by default installs one TAP network interface. If you want to connect to multiple VPNs simultaneously you need an interface for each VPN.

You can add a additional adapter by a batch file provided by the TAP driver. Open a command prompt with administrative rights and change to the TAP install folder.

c:\> cd "C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin"

and call
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Windows: How to enable IP routing


its not recommended, but Windows can act as a IP Router.

To enable routing set

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\IPEnableRouter to 1:

c:\>reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters /v IPEnableRouter /D 1 /f

change the startup type of the service “Routing and Remote Access” to auto

sc config RemoteAccess start= auto

and start the service

sc start RemoteAccess

Thats it


Windows: Convert formatted text in clipboard to plain text


when you often have to copy some text between HTML/Browser pages, browser based content management systems, Office Documents and terminal emulators you know the problem: Text from browsers and office documents also contains format attributes like font size, fonts etc. which causes an unexpected layout or format.

For example, if you copy a text from LibreOffice to wordpress(Yes of course, you could paste the test  into wordpress by using the “paste plain text” toolbar buttons. But this is one step more and I prefer Ctrl V Ctrl C for copy and paste).
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