Category Archives: Tips & tricks

Accessing IBM Storwize devices with Python and SSH

Recently I have posted a simple example of how to fetch storage related data from IBM Spectrum Control with the help of Python and REST API. Now lets turn the power of Python to access IBM Storwize system directly with … Continue reading

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Quick MS Excel IsTime() and TypeIs() functions solution

I never thought I would write hints for MS Excel VBA, nevertheless here is the first one. It turns out, there is a scripting problem with identifying value as a time in a cell on a worksheet. I was curious … Continue reading

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Short memo for SSL/TLS debugging and session decrypting

When trying to automate recurring or annoying operations on a network client, you must be lucky to have a special SDK, well-known documentation on API and plain-text protocols. Otherwise, it often happens that you have to start capturing tcpdump outputs … Continue reading

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Online command-line reference for scripting

SS64.com is a Command line reference – Web, Database and OS scripting. I have found this brilliant site, while trying to learn PowerShell in a day for writing the script which fetches hosts to LDEVs relationships from Hitachi Command Suite. … Continue reading

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Setting memory size for Hitachi Command Suite CLI (HICommandCLI)

When running CLI for Hitachi Command Suit (HICommandCLI.sh in UNIX or HICommandCLI.bat in Windows) we sometimes get this type of error: KAIC90574-E The memory for the CLI became insufficient while this operation was being performed Command Suite CLI is actually … Continue reading

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How can you find out which process is listening on a port on Windows?

If you can start cmd as an Administrator, simple run: netstat -nab which will give you the list of open sockets along with the names of processes. In other case you can try to find it by process-id manually. For … Continue reading

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Quick reference for adding and attaching drives in VirtualBox CLI

Recently VirtualBox Manager GUI running on my Windows box, began to crash without any known reason when creating new or attaching existent virtual drives to any of the virtual machines. So I have to do all the things using CLI now and definitely I enjoy the … Continue reading

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