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ECE(elastic cloud enterprise) snapshot repository using object storage(minio) with self-signed TLS

Just FYI this is a complete rewrite of the previous article. It should be better organized and more closely align with real world situations. We will stand up a minio server with self-signed or internally signed SSL certificate that is not publicly trusted. This guide will work with any s3 compliant object storage not just minio. The certificate that we will create will be for internal use but you can and should create a more secure certificate to be used in your environment. If you have s3 compliant object storage with publicly trusted signed SSL certificate then all you would… Continue Reading

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Update ESXi 7.x using esxcli

I run ESXi at home for my VMs. Since I only need and have 1 ESXi host I had no need to install vCenter to manage my ESXi host, however I do want to keep it updated and current. To follow all the updates for ESXi please view VMware KB 2143832 Below are the steps to take to keep your ESXi updated Turn off VMs and put ESXi into maintenance mode Reboot – OPTIONAL – this is an optional step but it never hurts to reboot before upgrading to clear things up. Enable ssh service – you will need to… Continue Reading

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ECE(Elasticsearch Cloud Enterprise) snapshots with minio – TLS!

PLEASE use THIS POST instead, as many items were updated and changed. Configuring snapshots for ECE(Elasticsearch Cloud Enterprise) or deployments for ECE from a S3 object storage or on a s3 compliant storage with publicly trusted certificates are easy but how do you configure the snapshot repository if you are using self-signed or internally signed certificates ? There are 2 ways of configuring snapshot repository and snapshots on ECE. First you can configure the snapshot repository on ECE. Once you configure the snapshot repository in the Admin UI, you can configure found-snapshots for each deployment via the Admin UI. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading

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use fail2ban to block wordpress login attempts

Today while monitoring traffic on my server I noticed that there was 1 IP from UK that is keep accessing my server and generating noticeable amount of traffic. I did a quick IP lookup and netstat to find that the IP was accessing port 80 on my server. I then went to the httpd logs and searched for the IP and wala! it is trying to log into my wordpress site attempt after attempt. Since I already have fail2ban running on my server I decided to look into using fail2ban to ban lots of failed attempts looking at my logs… Continue Reading