BrandonTek Life is short. Play with Cisco. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:17:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New SONICWALL logo – PEAK 2016 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:17:47 +0000 brandontek-new-sonicwall-logoYesterday during the Dell PEAK 2016 conference in Las Vegas, SonicWALL’s new logo was revealed! What do you think?]]> 0 HP HDX18 LIVES! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:32:33 +0000 HP HDX18 LIVES!Today I push my HP HDX18 to keep on going! Who knew that I would still be using this beast after purchasing it way back in November 2008! For reference here’s what went on during 2008. The movie(s) WALL-E, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire premiered, and unfortunately so did Indiana Jones 4. Michael Phelps won gold […]]]> 2 Dell SonicWALL’s response to Heart Bleed bug Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:03:25 +0000 heartbleedPLEASE CONTACT YOUR DELL SONICWALL REP FOR FURTHER ADDITIONAL INFO!   Dell SonicWALL Firewalls and Email Security Are Not Affected  Dell SonicWALL firewalls (TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA, SuperMassive) and Email Security are NOT affected by the vulnerability. Additionally, firewalls with an active Intrusion Prevention Service have, as of April 8th, 2014, signatures to protect vulnerable servers against […]]]> 5 SonicWALL SSL-VPN 200 1024-Bit Workaround Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:28:22 +0000 ssl-vpn-200-lgIt’s the new year with new problems! But alas, there are always solutions. (to most problems) Dell SonicWALL along with many other browsers and vendors are supporting the stronger 2048-Bit encryption standard for data transactions. This means older devices (older firmware) that only support 1024-Bit are having issues. Specifically the SSL-VPN 200, I’ve found that […]]]> 4 Windows98 SE Revisited Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:03:31 +0000 brandontek-win98-logoWith all the talks of Apple’s IOS 7 and the soon to be Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, I’d like to revisit one of the most memorable operating systems from years past. I’ve always like Windows 98, particularly Second Edition! So without further ado, I will be installing Windows 98 SE under VMware Fusion. Under VMware Fusion, […]]]> 1 Stacking Cisco 2960-S switches Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:44:43 +0000 brandontek-cisco-2960S-master-LEDBack in January 2012, I went over the steps on stacking Cisco 3750 switches. You can view that article here. (Stacking Cisco 3750 switches) The steps to stack Cisco’s 2960-S switches are generally the same so I won’t go into too much detail, but I wanted to shed some light on it just to provide […]]]> 22 SonicWALL rack kit accessory Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:00:19 +0000 front-panel-01SonicWALL has a rack kit for those who’ve purchased TZ and NSA series models that don’t conform to the 19″ rack standard. I was shocked to see how much effort was put into this rack kit. Typically the rack mounts would be nothing more than to extend smaller devices to 19″, but here, you can […]]]> 1 VMware VCP 5.1 training Sat, 08 Dec 2012 03:12:12 +0000 Global Knowledge Training RoomToday I wrapped up my VMware VCP 5.1 training from Global Knowledge. As I sit here on my couch, rainy/misty weather outside, I figured I’ll provide a little glimpse into the training for those that may be looking to attend the course. The official name of the course is: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or […]]]> 4 Stacking Cisco 3750 switches Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:47:27 +0000 csico-3750x-frontThere are a lot of articles out there on the web for Cisco’s 3750 switches. However, there is no promise that those blogs will continue to stay up, so I’ve decided to create my own blog with my own experiences with Cisco’s 3750-E’s and 3750-X switches with many tips along the way! I decided to […]]]> 27 SonicWALL NSA 250M Beta Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:54:44 +0000 brandontek_nsa250M_badgeI apologize for the poor image quality. My iPhone 3G is past its prime. It says, “NSA 250 M”. Last month I was asked by SonicWALL to beta test their soon to be released NSA 250M firewall. This model will be replacing the NSA 240. In my opinion, the NSA series provide an excellent line […]]]> 1