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How to search for Open Amazon S3 Buckets and their contents

How to search for Open Amazon s3 Buckets and their contents — https://buckets.grayhatwarfare.com GrayHatWarfare created https://buckets.grayhatwarfare.com/ a free tool that lists open s3 buckets and helps you search for interesting files. For an intro on what Amazon open buckets are, please read the following: https://blog.rapid7.com/2013/03/27/open-s3-buckets/ In essence, many files are publicly accessible, some by design. These files sometimes […]

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Hyper-V: Paused-Critical Virtual Machine State

I was facing an issue where vm guest are paused with the following “Paused-Critical Virtual Machine State” message. Each attempt to resume the guest, end in them being  pause once again. This happens when the host volume is running low on available disk space.   Here are some actions you can take to help with this: Expand […]

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Remaining Rated Write Endurance 0%

My Dell PowerEdge R630 users have reported slowdowns. Investigating did not show any issues. After a support request with Dell it was mentioned that the SSD drives I’m using are known to exhibit issues of slowdowns due to timing problems. This has been addressed with a firmware upgrade. The drives being used are configured in a RAID10 under the PERC […]

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Server 2012 R2 Data Deduplication on Windows 8.1

Talking a late walk around features of Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the features that interested me was the deduplicaiton feature. Naturally I want to run this on my Windows desktop. So my journey began. Warning these steps and method are no way supported by Microsoft; use at your own risk. To pull this off […]

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Back on vCenter in my home lab

Oh yeah; anyone else have the warm fuzzy feeling right now; Hashtags: #‎VMware‬ ‪#‎vCenter‬ ‪#‎ESXi‬   All in my home lab. Once again I have the management capabilities over systems that I prefer. VMware vCenter 6 is awesome and I am in love with the web interface Next — Storage upgrade 3.0. That will be 16TB […]