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NetScaler 12 VPX consuming 100% CPU when running on VMware vSphere 6.5 host

Hey folks   I recently deployed a NetScaler 12 VPX appliance onto a vSphere 6.5 environment and came across an issue where the appliance seemed to be running at 100% CPU even though it wasn’t doing anything.  This didn’t seem right so I did a big of digging and it turns out it is a …

Virtualization

VMware Workstation 14 upgrade failed to start the VMware Authorization Service

I recently upgraded my VMware Workstation to 14.1.2 build-8497320 so it was fully supported on the latest build of Windows 10. When attempting to power on a VM after the upgrade and reboot I received the following error: “VMware Workstation failed to start the VMware Authorization Service” After doing a quick Google (that’s how we …

Azure

Configuring Azure Site-to-Site VPN with Draytek 2860 router

To keep the costs of my Azure subscription down I still wanted to run some resources on my existing home lab rather than shift everything into AWS or Azure as I found this would be quite an expensive thing to do!! The solution I have put in place is to extend my home lab into …

Azure

Connecting to Azure App MySQL Instance remotely

I recently made a mistake on my WordPress site which left me unable to let me into the Admin console. Big boo boo!!  After a bit of research I found the solution which was to go into the MySQL Database and edit some fields on the WordPress database. Now, on a normal WordPress hosted site …

Azure

Configuring SSL on Azure Web App custom URL

In my previous post I went through the steps to configure WordPress on Azure.  In this post I will configure a SSL Certificate for the custom URL that was configured.  This is a multistep process which involves: Creating the certificate Creating a Keyvault Importing the certificate into the Keyvault Assigning the certificate to the App …

Azure

Migrating WordPress to Azure App

I recently migrated my WordPress blog over to Azure as I was getting frustrated with the lack of control and there was a issue with PHP versioning that my hosting provider couldn’t seem to resolve.  The process was ridiculously easy so I thought I would document the steps here if somebody is thinking about doing …