Activation of HPE/aruba IMC software

First, create a HPE Passport account here. Choose a central IT mail-address like it@company.com, not a personal mail adress. After your registration, verify your mail address and start to register your product here. Enter your order number in the left input field: at the next step, type in the mail address associated with the purchase. … Read more

ekahau Site Survey 9.2 released!

Changelogs: New Bluetooth visualizations and devices Cue the drum roll! Introducing a new technology to Ekahau Site Survey – Bluetooth! In practice this means that we have added a new visualization type to ESS called “Bluetooth Coverage”. This visualization allows you to display the coverage of your BLE devices on the map and how they … Read more

Sophos XG – SFOS 17.1.0 GA Released

What’s New Check out all the enhancements in XG Firewall v17.1 including the new Cloud Application Visibility feature in our XG Firewall v17.1 demo video. Cloud App Visibility – brings the visibility pillar of CASB to XG Firewall, providing quick and easy Shadow IT discovery and visibility into data that may be at risk in cloud applications with … Read more

Installing Realtek Driver on ESXi 6.7

Hello guys! I tried to install the Sophos XG on the ZOTAC ZBOX MI549 but the OS can’t find the realtek network card so I decided to install an ESXi server to the hardware to run Sophos XG in a virtual machine. I installed the vmware ESXi 6.7 (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64.iso) image (use Rufus for ISO copy to your USB … Read more

Something new has come

Dear fellows, dear followers, in the last months, you already recognized that my blog wasn’t updated frequently. I was working on another project: My own business. With my colleague Dennis, we founded a new company for webdesign and online-marketing. We keep our main-jobs as IT-consultants. Of course, this blog will also be alive. Feel free … Read more

Ekahau Site Survey version 9.1.4 released!

Ekahau released a new version of their WLAN site survey tool. You can download it here. Improvements: Sizes added to areas – readily visible both on map and in area options. Renamed the Sidekick Wi-Fi adapters and spectrum analyzer in ESS. Visualization legend handling is now improved so that it triggers the visualization refresh only … Read more

High availability with Sophos XG

High availability with Sophos UTM was very easy: You need to plug in an ethernet cable at the “HA” labeled port between both devices, that’s all. At the XG, you need to configure it manually. I’m using two Sophos XG 125 Rev.3 devices. We will built HA between “Port8”. Actually the new Sophos devices are … Read more

802.1x, MAC-Authentication and VLAN assignment at ProCurve/aruba Switches

Phew… it cost me a lot of time and headaches to establish the scenario of 802.1x and mac-authentication with dynamic VLAN assignment on a ProCurve/aruba Switch. The NPS logs set me on the wrong track… I used VLAN 1 for 802.1x, VLAN 2 for MAC-Authentication and VLAN 999 for the dead VLAN. Don’t forget to configure … Read more

Install Sophos XG from USB Stick

Some years ago, I wrote an article about installing Sophos UTM with an USB stick. Now it’s time for XG 😉 First, I had a problem creating the stick with Rufus. The decive couldn’t boot from the usb device: Starting Firmware Installation Failed getting ISO disk press y to reboot than I tried the DD … Read more

How to update Sophos XG firmware

Hello networkguys! Today I want to show you how to successful update the XG firewall. You can check your status directly after your login on the dashboard: at first step, create a local backup file and download it to your computer: you can download the new firmware at the Sophos Portal. If you have a … Read more