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UAG Commander

Introducing a new way to manage the deployments of your VMware UAG's


With UAG Commander, you can consistently deploy UAG's with the already existing powershell script.

No more guessing on the correct syntax, order / location of the correct settings, or remembering what settings you used previously.

UAG commander currently has the following features:

Gui for Automatic creation of properly formatted INI files
Automatic backup of INI files before deployment (up to five backups are auto rotated)
Deployment through existing powershell scripts
Importation of existing INI files
Auto enumeration of datastores, networks, and hosts

Check the download page for the latest version and updates


Requirements
VMware OVF tool
vSphere 6.5 (the application calls 6.5's rest api to get the correct values)
UAG powershell scripts from VMware
.Net 4.6 or later

installation is straightforward run the installer (if you do not have OVFTool already installed a warning message will popup an…

UAGCommander Downloads

Current downloadable version of UAGCommander
CurrentUAGCommanderVersion=1.0.1.0
Pre-Alpha Download Version 1.0.1.0

-Whats New in 1.0.1.0
New Installer using Wix
Added Radius options
Implemented installer check for OVF tool.



-Known Issues

Currently only works with 64 Bit OS.

Smartcard and Certificate Authentication are not implemented at this time

Does not handle errors from powershell script

Pressing the get vcenter values button multiple times does not clear existing values and continues to add more of the existing values

Changing to a different UAG with out saving first clears modified values with out prompting, all changes are lost



-Resolved Issues

Logging is not working correctly - Resolved in 1.0.0.5
Does not check if OVFtool is installed - Resolved in 1.0.1.0
Radius not implemented - Resolved in 1.0.1.0
Does not create shortcuts after install - Resolved in 1.0.1.0


Previous Releases
1.0.0.4
1.0.0.5

Horizon View 2-factor Authentication for Free! with Google Authenticator or others

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So after quite a bit of work on my proof of concept google authenticator server, a colleague pointed out that LinOPT has already created this, along a whole slew of other options. So after spending a couple of nights reading and testing I figured id post a simple walk-through to get this up and running in your environment.

As mentioned in the title this is a Free solution , however if you are wanting to scale this in a large organization you would most likely want to explore their support contracts, this is a good fall back when things just don't work and this also help the developers keep this type of software free for the rest of us.

To start off we want to create 2 objects in Active Director. The first is just a standard user account LinOTP will use to connect to your domain. You can put these any where in your domain as we will access them directly later. In my case i create one called 'LinOTP Svc' and put it in the default Users OU.


Next create a Global or Universal S…

Google Authenticator Server - Proof of concept | VMware Horizon View or Identity Manager

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Update 10/2017:  Since starting this project I was informed that such a thing already existed, so I will not be moving forward with this. You can use LinOTP in your enterprise environment.


As a continuation of my previous post I wanted to see if I could build a simple server to to allow users to generate google authentication keys, and authenticate to Horizon View.  After some research I was finally able to get a 'functional' server up and running and easily deplorable.

No going forward please realize as I said before this is a PROOF OF CONCEPT, you should not deploy this in your production environment, you have been warned (See notes at the end of this page), however if you want something to mess around with to build your own , here ya go.

To being your going to need an ubuntu server, see my original posts Part1 and Part2 to get a working Ubuntu server in your environment.(make the username gauth as it will make ruining the config scripts easier)

Once your have your ubuntu s…

Recovery of data off a Netgear Ready Nas NV+ SPARC edition

Ran into an issue where the NIC got fried on my Readynas , I had backups of most of the data through USB but some data (expendable) was not backed up.
However I still wanted to recover this data and found this post:

http://home.bott.ca/webserver/?p=306

This actually worked with a few changes:

First remove your drives from the ready nas 1 by 1, and mark on each one the number it is starting from left to right ( 1,2,3,4)
Now place them in a PC and this is probably important , put them on each sata port in order, in my case my ports are 0,1,2,3.

Download ubuntu 1604 LTS desktop IS for ease of use
Down load Rufus to convert the ISO to a bootable USB https://rufus.akeo.ie/

make sure you computer has internet access

boot the linux USB , choose try Ubuntu


once booted to the desktop open up a terminal
run the following:
sudo su
gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This will open up the graphical txt editor, Add the following line to the end of the file


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise m…

Access Point Gui 3.0.2 - Final

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Access Point Gui 3.0.1 3.0.2

Ok so this is My last, last version of this as I am moving on to other projects.

Last Updates include:
config options for vIDM
config options for system settings.
removal of background image (it was causing long load times.
some code cleanup.

Also forgot to add a thumbprint box for vIDM
Note about auto thumbprint for vidm, this will get the thumbprint from the server however it will not add the sha value at the beginning, this is due to a framework limitation, and i dont have the time figure out a new way, so if you auto generate your thumbprint, make sure to put a 'shat1:" or "sha256:" in front before submitting.


Enjoy!



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Access Point Gui 3.0 ( For AP 2.7.2)

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Access Point Gui 3.0 ( For AP 2.7.2)

So I didn't think id write another one of these since I figured there would be one in the latest realease of AP. Well I guess they skipped any sort of Gui again, so here we go!


Requirements:
.NET 4.5.2 or greater
A deployed AP (just needs to be accessible via management IP)

So to start download , extract and double click the Access Point Gui.exe

Once the App has loaded you will be presented with a console 


Enter your AP's management IP or the host name and password. At this point you could continue filling out the settings but lets see what we currently have set by clicking the [Get Current Info] button.





OK Great , there are our current settings, we can copy those off some where in case we need them.



Click the View Enabled? check box to open up the rest of the settings.

Fill out the rest of the settings as required. I have added a function to get the Thumbprint for the connection server (or LB server) of the supplied certificate. After you …