I wrote an article about how to manage Windows Server 2016 TP remotely. Today I had some spare time to re-build my lab environment by the latest release of Windows Server 2016 Core. It’s easy to remotely manage a Windows Server in a domain, but a trick for workgroup Windows Server. Following is an improved procedure.
One Windows Server 2016 Core
Run sconfig command on Windows Server 2016 Core.
Go to Configure Remote Management – Enable Remote Managementto enable remote management.
Then enable responding to ping in same page.
Enable NetBIOS protocol on the firewall by PowerShell.
mRemoteNG is a very nice fork of open source remote tools. It supports multi-protocol. The official website says:
mRemoteNG supports the following protocols: RDP (Remote Desktop/Terminal Server) VNC (Virtual Network Computing) ICA (Citrix Independent Computing Architecture) SSH (Secure Shell) Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork) HTTP/HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) rlogin Raw Socket Connections
But one thing makes me frustrated is the mouse cursor disappeared randomly when I try select strings in browser or notepad in remote desktop. I use Windows 10, the issue doesn’t occur in Windows native remote desktop. I went through the bug list of mRemoteNG, and figured out it may be related to HiDPI of my screen.
Looks like no solution at this moment until 1.77 release. The workaround is the following:
HPE 3PAR upgrading team usually sends a per-requisites before upgrading. One thing in the guide incorrect is the Windows 2012 required patch KB3046101.
You may see error below when you install the path on Windows 2012 server.
The update is not applicable to your computer
The reason is the version of mpio.sys and msdsm.sys on your server is higher than 6.3.9600.17809. Usually, because the server installed KB3121261 already. You can ignore KB3046101.
You may need only 1 IP address for blade console in Cisco UCS Manager. You can follow Understanding “Management IP” of Cisco UCS Manager to configure it. You may see warning “Vlan ‘xxx’ resolved to unsupported VLAN ID” when you delete existing inbound and outbound IP pools if you are trying to clean up existing management IP pools.
That’s because inbound IP address for blade is not cleaned. You have to go to “Equipment” -> “Chassis” -> Target chassis -> “Servers” -> Target server -> Go to “Inventory” tab -> “CIMC” tab -> Click “Change Inbound Management IP” -> Remove existing VLAN and IP pool.
You will see inband IP tab is blank once it’s saved. Please note, the IP address reassign back after 1 minute if you clicked “Delete Inband Configuration” instead of “Change Inbound Managemnt IP“.
I usually document my scripts in OneNote. It would be perfect if OneNote 2016 can highlight scripts. I found a nice plugin call “NoteHighlight2016” for OneNote 2016. It’s not only for 32 bit but also for 64 bit. You can download it in Github.
The default codes are C#, SQL, CSS, JS, HTML, XML, JAVA, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, and CPP. But you can change the settings to show more or less in riboon.xml in the installation folder.
The IP configuration of new provisoined Raspberry Pi struggled me a long time. I need to connect to a monitor so I login to system and configure IP address. The problem was I don’t have monitor. I only have a laptop.
Last year, my old laptop dead. I connected the laptop monitor to a HDMI board to my Raspberry Pi. It’s not a low cost solution, it costed me more than $10. And the monitor, cables and board looks uglily.
Actually there is another solution to leveraging laptop keyboard and monitor. It’s serials port to console. Something similar like when you configure Cisco network switches. Following is how to do it. I achieve that on Raspberry Pi 2.
You need to buy a USB to TTL device with chipset CP2102.
Connect the pins to Raspberry Pi 2. Refer here for GPIO layout.
TXD > Pi RXD Pin #10 (GPIO 16)
RXD > Pi TXD Pin #08 (GPIO 15)
GND > Pi GND Pin #6
Connect the USB to laptop. You will see a device in ‘Device Manager’ needs drivers.