Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday: 1/26/2020

What do you do on a Sunday when aren't feeling to well? You read 1 Thessalonians. It's a rainy day here, not that it matters. So what do you do while you try to get to feeling better and after a good read of the Bible?
You upgrade a Unity Connection server and while you are waiting on the image transfer, you upgrade firmware on a bunch of Brocade switches.
May you find favor with God in your faith in Jesus. May His face shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Quiet Saturday

Working throughout today upgrading Cisco CUCM Publisher and Subscribers (remotely) while also working on our fireplace. I can't say I'm much of a framer, but this will do.

And now the pic of the week.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Samsung Range Error Code C-31

I have this Samsung induction range that has recently had a problem.  The oven on it quit working after one night of high heat cooking.  We had the oven up to 450 degrees, and right close to the end of cooking the meal, it just died.  On the display, an error code of C-31 appears.
Well, after many calls to Samsung and a few service companies, no one can (or will) tell me what that C-31 means.  Its been frustrating, to say the least.  My wife found in a forum that the code C-31 means that the main circuit board needs to be replaced.  To be specific, the part number for this board is DE92-03960B.

By the way, below is my range.

The part that needs to be changed out is in the back of the range.  You take the back panel off, and the main board is the only thing back there.  Take a picture of all the connections to it, and then replace it.  The service center wanted $300 to come out and replace it, not including the price of the part.  It cost me $113 online.  I used, which was terrible.  I wouldn't recommend them, but they were the cheapest.  I replaced the part and now the oven works again.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

White Rhino Security VPN Solution

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Palo Alto: How To Determine What Ports Are 10 Gig Ports On Palo Alto PA-850 Series

What ports are 10Gig on the Palos?  Good question.  You cant tell by just looking at them, so you either know what they are or you do what I do.  Go into CLI and run the following command:

PA850-1(active)> show system state | match capability

cfg.capability.dfa.sw: 0x0
cfg.capability.regex.sw: 0x0
peer.cfg.capability.dfa.sw: 0x0
peer.cfg.capability.regex.sw: 0x0
sys.s1.ha1.capability: [ auto, 10Mb/s-half, 10Mb/s-full, 100Mb/s-half, 100Mb/s-full, 1Gb/s-half, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p1.capability: [ auto, 10Mb/s-half, 10Mb/s-full, 100Mb/s-half, 100Mb/s-full, 1Gb/s-half, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p10.capability: [ auto, 10Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p11.capability: [ auto, 10Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p12.capability: [ auto, 10Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p2.capability: [ auto, 10Mb/s-half, 10Mb/s-full, 100Mb/s-half, 100Mb/s-full, 1Gb/s-half, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p3.capability: [ auto, 10Mb/s-half, 10Mb/s-full, 100Mb/s-half, 100Mb/s-full, 1Gb/s-half, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p4.capability: [ auto, 10Mb/s-half, 10Mb/s-full, 100Mb/s-half, 100Mb/s-full, 1Gb/s-half, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p5.capability: [ auto, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p6.capability: [ auto, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p7.capability: [ auto, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p8.capability: [ auto, 1Gb/s-full, ]
sys.s1.p9.capability: [ auto, 10Gb/s-full, ]

It looks like ports 9 - 12 are my 10Gig ports on the PA-850.

Monday, January 6, 2020

More Palo Alto HA Cluster Installs

Palo Alto has a great firewall solution. It's one of two firewall vendors that I highly recommend to companies.

Sunday, January 5, 2020


After doing some work on some firewalls Saturday, my wife and I decided to get out for a bit and take a ride through the woods. It's nice to take some time outdoors. Below was actually taking a shortcut from a bridge that was out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


It's hard to believe it's already 2020. I remember the New Year's Eve of 1999 when we were sitting in our living room wondering if the power was going to go off when it turned over to the year 2000. Remember that software bug? Remember the scramble to get everything patched?
I hope 2020 is a good year for you and yours.