HowTo: Replace Scalix SMTPD with Postfix

Postfix

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post I will describe how to replace Scalix SMTPD with Postfix to use the flexibility of Postfix for Spam and Virus fighting.You should read my installation instructions before starting the steps below. You can find the installation instructions for Scalix on a Debian with Postfix here: How to: Install Scalix on Debian using … Read more

HowTo: Install Scalix on Debian using Postfix instead of Sendmail

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last weeks I got the idea to set up my own server. I did this years before, during my study time but when starting to work I was too busy to maintain my server. Now, I regret this and would like to bring this blog to my own server. While doing this, I … Read more

How to: Install the HP VSR Router in ESXi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, I would like to show the installation of the HP VSR (Virtual Service Router) on an ESXi host. It should also work for ESX. The VSR is a virtual router, running on VMWare and KVM. It will also run in VMWare player and workstation without consuming a lot of resources, which makes it ideal … Read more

HowTo: MSM Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

MSM captive portal

Reading Time: 4 minutes This time I would like to describe the configuration of a local MSM captive portal on the MSM controller with a remote authentication, using iMC UAM. For a better understanding of the principles, you should read this post: How To: MSM Local Captive Portal With Local Authentication I will reuse a lot from this post, … Read more

HowTo: UAM Portal with the Unified Controller

UAM portal splash screen

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today I would like to describe the UAM portal functionality. I will show it in combination with the unified controller, which still has the configuration from my last two how to’s for the unified controller. It would be very helpful for your understanding, reading those two posts: How To: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on … Read more

HowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

captive portal

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this post, I will describe the captive portal capabilities on the HP unified controller, using iMC and UAM for remote authentication. Please read my earlier post about captive portal and local authentication, as I will reuse most of the configuration. For this howto I use again the latest and greatest firmware: Prepare the Controller for Captive Portal … Read more

HowTo: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on the UnifiedController

captive portal

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this post I will describe the setup of a captive portal authentication with local authentication, which means, that the accounts will be created on the controller itself. No additional software or tool’s are required. This will fit for small environments but also has its limitations. For this test, I used the latest available firmware, which … Read more

How-To: Controller Discovery

MSM Dashboard

Reading Time: 9 minutes In this post I will share my experience with controller discovery in the network. You will get many information on how the AP can discover the controller and what network requirements needs to be meet to do that. I will cover the following topics: Where to place the AP’s in the network How the discovery process … Read more

My MSM Best Practice Tips

MSM Dashboard

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post, I will share my MSM best practice tips, when using the controller. This is not a complete list but all the stuff I do first. From time to time I will update the post or create a complete new one, to stay up to date.So, let’s start now: 1. Which firmware to … Read more

Private VLAN in Comware 7

PVLAN Architecture

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Mai, I was on a proof of concept in Grenoble and one of the coolest things was the Private VLAN function in Comware 7. It was really interesting to see how it works and how simple it is to separate hosts from each other.It works with a two-tier approach. There is a primary VLAN, … Read more

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