Basic Foundry ServerIron Load Balancer Commands

All of these commands are show commands, I use them regularly on Foundry ServerIron XL & 4G models. It is worth noting the commands that utilise | inc will not work on the ServerIron XL model.

Display running config:
show run

Display all bound VIPs on the Load Balancer:
show server bind

Search and display VIP information:
show server bind | inc <searchstring>
You will want to replace the <searchstring> with any information that you have that will help you find the VIP. Such as VIP IP, VIP name, real IP, etc.

Provides the full VIP configuration. (you will also be able to check here if reals are failing):
show server bind

Http information for the real. (you will be able to see here if the load balancer is able to hit the health check on the server, too see if something is failing) :
show server real http

Check VIP Configuration:
show run virtual

Check real’s configuration:
show run real

Show all real sessions on the load balancer:
show server sessions

Searches for session information:
show server sessions | inc <searchstring>

Display the total and concurrent connections for a specific VIP:
show server virtual

Jason Vigus

Casio Exilim EX-S770 charging problem (& 9v battery fix)

After 6 months without use (or charging), unsurprisingly our Casio EX-S770 digital camera had a completely flat battery & wouldn’t power on, what I didn’t expect (but probably should have thought about) was for it to refuse to charge because it was so discharged – the dock’s red charging light would simply “blink” at me when the camera was docked.

Turns out there is a fairly simple work around to this, you just need to get a tiny bit of power into the battery to kick-start the charge, to do this I simply grabbed a 9v (square) battery, connected the camera’s positive terminal with the positive on the 9v, the negative to the negative, let it transfer power for about 45 seconds & when the camera was docked again the solid red charging light returned, a few hours later the camera was fully charged and working as if nothing had ever happened.

I thought I’d share this here just incase anyone else has the same issue and wants to give this a go before shelling out for a brand new battery, good luck!

Jason Vigus

Iomega Storecentre IX2-200 – enable SSH access (how to guide)

If you were wondering how to enable SSH access on your shinny new Iomega Storecentre IX2-200, despite the limited amount of information available online explaining how to do this (& a few misleading websites that go through an unnecessary process of removing the drive & attaching it to a computer to edit the files to gain SSH access) it’s actually quiet easy by following these simple steps:

1. First login to the IX2-200 via the normal admin page.
2. Next browse to https://The_NAS_IP/support.html
3. Click “Support Access”
4. Check the box next to “Allow remote access for support (SSH and SFTP)”

IX2-200 Enable SSH

IX2-200 Enable SSH

Now you have enabled SSH you can connect via SSH. You’ll need to use user “root”, if you use Linux already you’ll be thinking 😉

The password for “root” is soho and your normal admin user password for the web interface. So for example if your password is “Vigus1” then the root password will be “sohoVigus1”

Now remember while your enjoying your SSH access, support mode is still enabled. To continue enjoying SSH access with support mode switched off you will need to make a few more changes:

1. SSH to your IX2-200 and type the following to change the write permissions on the file sshd (start script for the ssh daemon):
cd /etc/init.d/
chmod u+w sshd
pico sshd

2. Next we need to make some changes to the sshd file:
vi sshd

3. Remove the four # (comments) from the following lines:
Note: If this is the first time you’ve used vi before just be careful (cheat sheet here), use the arrow keys to scroll around, use x to delete the character to the right of the curser & this sequence to exit saving changes:

return key 


start() {
        echo -n "Starting sshd: "
        # /usr/sbin/sshd
        # touch /var/lock/sshd
        echo "OK"
stop() {
        echo -n "Stopping sshd: "
        # killall       sshd
        # rm -f /var/lock/sshd
        echo "OK"


start() {
        echo -n "Starting sshd: "
         touch /var/lock/sshd
        echo "OK"
stop() {
        echo -n "Stopping sshd: "
         killall       sshd
         rm -f /var/lock/sshd
        echo "OK"

Now go back into the web interface and disable the support mode. SSH should start automatically each time the NAS starts up. To test reboot your NAS via the power button or if you still have SSH open use the Debian (yes Debian, thats what it runs!) reboot command:

shutdown -r now

Now crack open a can of Stongbow as its your Bowtime! 🙂

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Jason Vigus