Qlikview, F5, VPN on Demand, iPhone, iPad and tigers.. oh my

So one of our recent initiatives has been mobile BI.

Now that we actually got it working I wanted to document it a little, since there are some tricky things about it.

At a high level this is what happens.

Install the F5 Edge Client, configure the VPN on demand with a certificate, NT username and password. Setup the domain list for connect if needed to lets say mydomain.local

So open up Safari, type in myqlikview.mydomain.local

This will bring you to the Qlikview portal, choose your qlikview, after it opens up press the button to add it to your home screen.

So, I will break out the config for the F5 into this post:

And then some Qlikview designs and notes here:


If for what ever reason you want to import an EPS with Inkscape

First you need to install GhostScript.

Then add a PATH environment variable to C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\bin and C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\lib   (using your version of course)

And then copy the file gswin32c.exe from the directory :
C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\bin
to the directory :
C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\lib
so that it exists in both places?
The ‘lib’ directory is probably already in the path, but the ‘bin’ directory may not be in the path, and the file gswin32c.exe is essential for this procedure. (You’ll need to adjust the version number 8.64 as required)


Been a busy day, Native 2003 mode, Delegation and more fun, Riverbeds

So as most things IT, there is usually a long chain of dependencies. So recently we started rolling Outlook 2010 to our remote locations.

Well this of course causes our Riverbed WAN optimizers not to be able to encrypt the MAPI traffic anymore. Red triangles bah…

So, I get the awesome guide from riverbed on how to set up the MAPI optimization.

They write really good documentation!

So I get to step like 10 and then you have to right click on the created user and go to the delegation tab…. grr I don’t have a delegation tab. And why is that? Because we’re still running mixed mode. I know, I know that is so like last century. So after fixing a couple of schema ‘ghosts’ caught by the following commands to check AD

Run dcdiag, netdiag and repadmin in verbose mode.
-> DCDIAG /V /C /D /E /s:yourdcname > c:\dcdiag.log
-> netdiag.exe /v > c:\netdiag.log (On each dc)
-> repadmin.exe /showrepl dc* /verbose /all /intersite > c:\repl.txt

We finally are in native 2003 mode.

So I can continue on trying to optimize the encrypted MAPI traffic.

I had to rename the riverbed because its name was longer than 15 characters…  gah

Gah, unfortunately after all that I’m still getting the blasted red triangles!