Month: October 2016

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0017

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0017

This post was originally published on this site —— This is a critical security advisory from VMware (VMSA) — Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “VMSA-2016-0017 – VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues” This addresses multiple information disclosure issues (CVE-2016-5328) in VMware Tools (versions 9.x and 10.x) running on Mac OS X VMs and (CVE-2016-5329) in VMware Fusion (versions 8.x). Successful exploitation of these issues may allow a privileged local user on a system where System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled, to obtain Read more […]

What to Expect in PowerCLI 6.5?

What to Expect in PowerCLI 6.5?

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5 was announced last week at VMworld Europe and, while we are waiting for it to be generally available, we thought it would be a good time to give you an idea of what to look forward to in the meantime. What’s New VMware, with PowerCLI, was one of the early adopters of PowerShell and in the PowerShell v1.0 days, snap-ins were the only way to extend the shell for additional functionality. With each release of PowerCLI we’ve been progressing the switch over to using modules Read more […]

Citrix announces Q3 2016 results

Citrix announces Q3 2016 results

This post was originally published on this site —Citrix announced its financial results for third quarter 2016. The revenues for the second quarter were $841 million for an increase of 3% compared to Q3 2015. Net income was $132 million and non-GAAP operating income was $208 million, an increase compared to $168 million for Q3 2015. Examining the results in contrast with the same quarter 2015: Product and license revenue remained flat; Software as a service revenue increased 9 percent; Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased Read more […]

Release: VMware vSphere 6.5 & Virtual SAN 6.5

Release: VMware vSphere 6.5 & Virtual SAN 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —2016 edition of VMworld US has been quite turbulent, on the other hand during VMworld Europe, happening these days in Barcelona, the company announced a few more products for the joy of its loyal audience. vSphere 6.5 announced yesterday, for instance, is a release focused on addressing three main challenges: simplify the user experience, integrate security capabilities and support traditional and new generation applications side by side. To do that this dotted release introduces: A newly Read more […]

Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.0

This post was originally published on this site —Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analisys tool, that VMware first introduced in 2013 and now is usually compared with Splunk. Yesterday VMware announced Log Insight’s new major release 4.0, scheduled for a vague “later this year”. According to VMware’s announcement, this release is focused on delivering a brand new user interface based on Clarity standard, enhanced alert management capabilities, with a centralised interface and historical views, and better Read more […]

PowerCLI Core Fling – Available For Download!

PowerCLI Core Fling – Available For Download!

This post was originally published on this site —I am extremely excited to announce that the PowerCLI Core Fling has been released and is available for download! Before getting to the download link, let’s cover a couple things first. This release is based on, and requires, Microsoft PowerShell Core and .NET core. If you do not already have it installed, see the accompanied documentation for a walkthrough on getting started. Feedback is very much welcomed. Please use the Fling site’s comment section to submit feedback. Keep in mind, Read more […]

Understanding vSphere DRS Performance – A White Paper

Understanding vSphere DRS Performance – A White Paper

This post was originally published on this site —VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is responsible for placement of Virtual Machines and balancing of resources in a cluster. The key driver for DRS is VM/Application happiness, and it achieves this by effective VM placement and efficient load balancing. We have a new white paper, which tries to explain how DRS works in basic scenarios and how it can be tuned to behave differently for specific scenarios. The white paper talks about the factors that influence DRS decisions and provides Read more […]

VMware Security Response Center and Certifications @ VMworld Barcelona

VMware Security Response Center and Certifications @ VMworld Barcelona

This post was originally published on this site —— This is a critical security advisory from VMware (VMSA) — ¡Visítenos en VMworld in Barcelona! If you are at VMworld next week, come over to the VMware Security Response and Certification booth at the Solutions Exchange to hear how we keep customers safe. Also, in the same booth we have daily theater presentations on VMware Certifications and VMware Security Response Center. The post VMware Security Response Center and Certifications @ VMworld Barcelona appeared first on VMware Security & Compliance Blog. Read more […]

Release: Windows Server 2016 with support for Window Server & Hyper-V containers

Release: Windows Server 2016 with support for Window Server & Hyper-V containers

This post was originally published on this site —Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 which the company defines as a cloud-ready OS. Beside fancy definitions, one of the most relevant perks of this release is that enables windows users to consume container virtualization technologies through two different technologies: Windows Server Containers & Hyper-V Containers. The first allowed Docker Engine to be ported on windows, where has been in technical preview for over a year. As a consequence Docker Read more […]

PowerCLI at VMworld Europe 2016

PowerCLI at VMworld Europe 2016

This post was originally published on this site — VMworld Europe is almost here! There were lots of exciting PowerCLI sessions and events on tap at VMworld US, and we’re planning to bring all that awesomeness over to Barcelona. There may even be a couple new things added to the mix, so you don’t want to miss out. There’s some great sessions and a group discussion planned, as well as some Hands-On Labs that will be available all week! Sessions Thursday, Oct 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Kyle Ruddy & Chris WahlINF8038 Read more […]