Author: Robot Engine

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0017

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0017

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-2018-0017 – VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability” This documents the remediation of an important severity out-of-bounds read vulnerability (CVE-2018-6969) in VMware Tools. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on the guest VMs. File sharing must be enabled to be able to exploit this issue. VMware Read more […]

The VMware NSX® Roadshow is Coming to a City Near You

The VMware NSX® Roadshow is Coming to a City Near You

This post was originally published on this site —VMware NSX enterprise-grade solutions support your path toward network virtualization, micro-segmentation, application availability, IT automation, and cross-cloud architecture. And while we mostly live in the cloud, we’re coming back to Earth and taking our proverbial show on the road with the VMware NSX® Roadshow. It all goes down this summer, in a city near you!   VMware NSX® Roadshow workshops are designed specifically for networking and security professionals and delivered Read more […]

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3 – What’s new

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3 – What’s new

This post was originally published on this site —On July 10, 2018, VMware released an updated version of its vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified operational experience for customers. The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates install, configuration, upgrade, patch, configuration management, drift remediation and health from within a single pane of glass, thereby freeing IT Managers/Cloud admin resources to focus Read more […]

Timekeeping within ESXi

Timekeeping within ESXi

This post was originally published on this site —Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from a reference standard clock as to be able to determine the execution requests from different counterparties, the correct execution Read more […]

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

This post was originally published on this site —Did you know the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has file-based backup options? This ability was actually released in vSphere 6.5. However, there was one feature in particular that was missing: a scheduler. I’m happy to say that as part of vSphere 6.7, the VCSA received a backup scheduler! Recently, my teammate, Emad Younis released a couple cool walkthroughs to the vSphere Central site to manage file-based backup and restore actions. Under the covers, both of these actions are served up by Read more […]

Effective Protection with Mobile Threat Defense

Effective Protection with Mobile Threat Defense

This post was originally published on this site —Guest blog by Vivien Raoul, CTO, Pradeo As the workplace is increasingly more mobile, organizations must adapt their security strategies to secure their users. Mobility is an intrinsically ambivalent phenomenon, halfway between an undeniable gain in productivity and flexibility for workers and a large security hole for IT. This dilemma sets the stage for Mobile Threat Defense solutions to help offer a brand new approach in securing a constantly evolving threat landscape. From Mobile Device Management Read more […]

Introducing VMware Policy Builder: The Quick and Simple Way To Build Your Windows 10 Custom Settings

Introducing VMware Policy Builder: The Quick and Simple Way To Build Your Windows 10 Custom Settings

This post was originally published on this site —VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) has extensive capabilities to manage the various endpoints, including Windows 10 desktops, that are part of the growing range of technology in the workplace. Modern desktop management on Windows operating system (OS) continues to evolve as more enterprises around the world are taking the leap into Windows 10. With every release of the Windows 10 OS, Microsoft builds robust Mobile Device Management (MDM) hooks into the platform that allows UEM Read more […]

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

This post was originally published on this site —VMware vSphere  is the Universal Application Platform of choice for deployment of all kinds of applications – from end-user virtual desktops to very large databases, machine learning systems and in-memory data management systems. vSphere 6.7  became generally available in April 2018. This article describes a set of use cases and a demonstration for a new feature in vSphere 6.7 related to GPU use in virtual machines. The techniques described here were tested at VMware and at Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

This post was originally published on this site —In part 1 of the vSphere Upgrade Series, Preparing to Upgrade, we covered getting started with our prerequisites, compatibility, and also prepared the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) server to migrate its data to the VCSA 6.7 during the upgrade. In part 2 we will cover the vCenter Server Upgrade to 6.7. Let’s begin. vCenter Server Now that VUM has passed its Migration Assistant pre-checks, we can move to the vCenter Server Upgrade. We begin by mounting the VCSA installation ISO to an Read more […]

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

This post was originally published on this site —By Kevin Lees and Andy Troup Technology is a critical enabler in helping IT support, if not drive, their company’s business outcomes. But it is “just” an enabler and without understanding how to operationalize a technology, all of the benefits afforded by it will never be fully realized. This is especially true if we consider the increasing intelligence of operational tools like VMware vRealize Operations which is making self-driving, intelligent operations a reality. While simply Read more […]