Sophos UTM failes to boot – Postgres SQL Schema Update

After upgrading the Sophos UTM in my home lab the VM didnt boot anymore. The following message was visible on the console: Starting PostgreSQLpg_ctl: could not start server Examine the log output. /usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade[3679]: Found schema upgrade files: /var/storage/pgsql92/ /usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade[3679]: Wait 15 seconds for postgres to be ready /usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade[3679]: psql: could not connect to server: No... Continue Reading →

Citrix Workspace Environment Management with PVS – Synchronization State “Unknown”

This week I wanted to test the the Workspace Environment Management Suite which is included in the XenApp/XenDesktop Enterprise edition. I don't want to write an article about how to install the software. For a detailed installation guide you can refer to Carl Stalhoods website. Install parameters when using PVS (silent): Setup.exe /S /v"/qn /norestart AgentCacheAlternateLocation=\"D:\WEMCache\"... Continue Reading →

CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe component failed to install with error 0x643

I did plenty of XenDesktop 7.x  upgrades but this time I got error 0x643 when trying to update the Citrix StoreFront components. StoreFront 3.5 --> StoreFront 3.9 CitrixMsi-CitrixStoreFront-x64.log Installation of '..\CitrixStoreFront-x64.msi' failed with error code 1603. Fatal error during installation. Solution: The customer was using the Citrix SCOM Management Pack. After killing the processes called "ComTrade.MPxxxx.exe"... Continue Reading →

NetScaler – Monitors going UP/DOWN (packet loss)

Two weeks ago one of my customers had huge problems with their internal load-balancing NetScaler. The VPX suddendly started to turn crazy. StoreFront and DNS Monitors went online/offline every few minutes. Sometimes the secondary note switched to the primary node and backover.  The dashboard always looked like this: (The load balanced services havent been accessible... Continue Reading →

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