Archive for May, 2010

Install Linux Guest Support (CD2) after Citrix Xenserver installation

If you forget to install the Linux Guest Support cd during Xenserver installation, there are a few ways to install it post install. Mount the CD in your KVM/DRAC etc and do: cd / mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/CD cd /mnt/CD ./ follow the installation…. cd / umount /mnt/CD Or wget the ISO then: mkdir -p /mnt/iso […]

Citrix Xenserver [Errno5] Input/Output error during install

During installation of Citrix Xenserver 5 over DRAC (Dell Remote Access Controller) using amounted ISO, I got the error: [Errno5] Input/Output error during install The initial install phase started properly and it allowed me to enter all configuration settings, but failed at the end of installation. Presumably this is either an issue with the DRAC […]

3 Reasons not to use UK2

Today I was lured into using UK2 dot net by the temptation of a .com domain for only £5.99. Bargain I thought to myself as I clicked through the checkout. All is not as it seems though and a bargain is not always a bargain. This is why I will never be using UK2 again: […]

Disable weak ciphers in Tomcat

PCI compliance requires that weak and medium strength SSL ciphers are disabled, along with SSLv2 functionality. To achive this, just add the following to your SSL connector within server.xml and restart tomcat. sslProtocol should be set to TLS or SSLv3 and the ciphers setting should be added as below. Typically the server.xml will be in: […]