Category Archives: Show Notes

Admin Admin Podcast #60 Show Notes – Hacktoberfest at last!



  • /lib/init/fstab
    • Samba issue with “locking.tdb”
  • Vagrant-vsphere




Admin Admin Podcast #059.5 Show Notes – A Quick Update From Al

Advanced IP Scanner

Use PSEXEC to Change Static IPs to DHCP Remotely

# Convert macs to 00:50:56:96:8B:07 take out :


# Convert to HP format


LDWin: Link Discovery for Windows

How to copy DHCP Reservations from one server to another

Phoebe Smith on How To Chase Your Dreams And Overcome Your Fears In Your Sleep

How to Stay Postive in a Digital World

Motivational Podcasts

Interesting episodes

Recommend Books 

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat Zinn
Mindfulness for Mums and Dads

Youtube Channel to follow

Ben Brown
Steve Brooker
Chris Prouse

Admin Admin Podcast #055 Shownotes – We Get Corrected


Jon’s Subnet Helper Sheet

OSI Model:

TCP/IP Model:

MTU Size:

Telegram Group:

Recursive InterNetwork Architecture


OggCamp – – 19th and 20th August – Canterbury UK

Admin Admin Podcast #054 Shownotes – Lot of Listeners Interaction

Apps which Jerry mentions:

Mysterious Universe Podcast

How to send an ‘E mail’ – Database – 1984
Internet shopping – Database – 1984
Lan Speed Lite
Export DHCP

Micro Live on Iplayer

Facebook post

The Binary Times Podcast

Office 365 Links

Single Item Recovery

Single Item Recovery in Exchange Server 2010

Admin Admin Podcast #053 Shownotes – Subnetting all the way

Gnome coming the default desktop: Popey‘s blog post and Stuart Langridge blog post
Quake drop down Terminal Al uses in linux.
OSI Model
non routable IP address
Online IP Subnet calculator
Bit Cricket Subnet Software


The Example Al was Giving: / 22 ( – The Current subnet the site was Using it could have upto 1022 Host. – – Usable IP address Range - – Devices with static IP address – – DHCP Range – Clients – – spare

We Divided the subnet into the following smaller subnets /24 -254 address for server /24 – PCI -254 address forr PCI Server /23 – DHCP – 510 address for Clients

Intro to IPv4 Subnetting Video

Subnetting Cisco CCNA -Part 1 The Magic Number Video

REST API – postman and fiddler

Lara Croft in browser

Theme hospital

sysadmin today podcast

Iron Sysadmin Podcast


Admin Admin Podcast #052 Shownotes – We Are Back!

Al been working on Ships

Andy been working in the dentist pratices

Jerry has now job working with docker containers

Admin Admin Epsiode on Containers
Kubernetes – container orchestration scheduler
Aruba Utilities – Android WiFi App
Game of Life
Oggcamp – SAT 19th AUG and SUN 20th AUG 2017 in CANTERBURY, UK
Fosstalk Live

AL scripts for Auditing

Run these command on each server:

Get the hardware serial number of the server

wmic bios get serialnumber

Get more hardware info

wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype

Displayed the roles and features installed on the server

Import-module servermanager ; Get-WindowsFeature | where-object {$_.Installed -eq $True} | format-list DisplayName

Lists the installed windows updates

WMIC /output:C:\Users\installupdates.txt qfe get

Lists Installed application installed on the server

 WMIC /output:c:\Users\Installapps.txt product get name,version

List the CA Servers in Active Directory

certutil -config - -ping


Hi chaps

Just found your podcast, I started on #49, but I was yelling at my player when you were talking about crafting the router scripts.

What you need is a macro processor, have a look at pyexpander, though there are lots of others. The simpler way would be to put some unique strings into the document like $IP-ADDRESS$ and then do a global replace on these strings. Sort of manual macro processor.

Keep up the good work on the podcast


Admin Admin Podcast #051 Shownotes – Basics of OpenStack

Al had issue with his VPS and had to restore one of his Database, Cert bot  to create and renew certs for Let’s Encrypt certificates.

Andy also had issues with wordpress

Jerry has issue with large log files filling up his hosted server.

Common OpenStack Deployments – The book al was talking about

High Availability for Pets and Hypervisors – State of The Nation – Good youtube video explain issue with HA in OpenStack this.


Handle the identity between services. Provide authentication and access management to OpenStack.


Provides a web interface and api to manage OpenStack instances.


Provide the compute (ie hypervisor) to run the instances. This run KVM. There is scheduler and conductor to automate the created and delete of instances.


Send messages between the services using Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). I.E a user requests a new instance in Horizon. Message is sent via rabbitMQ to NOVA-conductor where an instance is created via NOVA-scheduler and then a message is then set back to Horizon once the instance has been created


Handles the networking stack, provides networks encapsulation (VXLAN),Firewalling Loadblancing and Floating IPs.


Hold images to provide to instance to transfer them to a nova services.


Provide charageback and telemetry of the resources used in OpenStack


Provides block storage to instances. Cinder can present mountable volumes to instances


Object Storage which developer can use API to access high available storage.


Bare metal provisioning of physical hardware to provide provisioning of nova hosts using IPMI (IE ILO) also can be used to power and shutdown physical hardware depending on hardware load.


To provide support of containers in OpenStack.