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Restart iSCSI Target in Linux Gracefully

February 21, 2011

Anyone using iSCSI targets in Linux may have discovered what I have - restarting iscsi services causes a disconnect of all the attached initiators. This is true with the scsi-target-utils or the iscsitarget (IET) packages. I typically use an LVM logical volume for iSCSI LUN’s. Occasionally I need to resize them, but the client [...]

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Speed up RDS Gateway Initial Connection

February 3, 2011

Using a Remote Desktop Gateway (RDP over HTTPS) for Remote Desktop Services (RDS, or formerly known as Terminal Services) works great, except the initial connection time can be long, even up to 30-45 seconds. I discovered that this is because the RDP client attempts to connect over port 3389 first. If your firewall is designed [...]

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Convert IIS SSL Cert to Apache

November 27, 2009

Export your SSL Cert to a PFX file and include the private key. Copy it to your apache server.
# openssl pkcs12 -in www.yourdomain.com.pfx -nocerts -out www.yourdomain.key.pem
# openssl pkcs12 -in www.yourdomain.com.pfx -clcerts -nokeys -out www.yourdomain.cert.pem
# openssl rsa -in www.yourdomain.key.pem -out www.yourdomain.key
Copy contents of www.yourdomain.cert.pem between and including BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE into www.yourdomain.cert.
Here’s a sample [...]

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