The Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) is a NAC solution used for accessing the network. The version (while writing this post) is v2.4.
For a new implementation of Cisco ISE I had to re-image 2 SNS-3595 appliances with the latest software. This can be done in various ways;
Write the ISE iso to USB and boot / install from the USB flash-drive
Use the JAVA/HTML5 KVM option through the CICM interface
Hookup a USB DVD player with a dual-layer DVD containing the appropriate ISO file
The preferred option is the USB flash-drive, since it’s the fastest, but only if you are able to boot from USB….. After trying several USB flash drives with the tool recommended in the Cisco manual I gave up. No way that the Boot menu saw the USB flash drive. So after wasting several hours doing that I opted for the KVM install method.
For a work related project, I wanted to run the Juniper vSRX firewall (v15.1X49-D110) on my work laptop by using VMWare Workstation Pro 14. Unfortunately, the installation (importing the Juniper vSRX OVA file resulted in a VMWare Workstation crash.
In my previous blogpost, the Sonoff worked, but was lacking a manual override. The switch could only be triggered by Domoticz. Since it also has a physical push button (connected to GPIO0 (D3)), it can be switched by hand. All that needs to be done is:
- Create a new switch device in the Sonoff
- Enable 'Rules' in the Tools / advanced settings
- Create a rule
- Change the On/Off commands in the switch parameters in Domoticz
The Sonoff TH16 is an inexpensive piece of hardware that can be controlled over WiFi. Apart from the switch (that's capable of handling electrical currents up to 16A) there's an interface for temperature and humidity. The actual temp/humid sensor is sold separately (in most cases).