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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0021

Today VMWare released a new security announcement, VMSA-2020-0021. This update addresses a broken authentication vulnerability in Horizon DaaS (CVE-2020-3977)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0020

Today VMware released a new security announcement VMSA-2020-0020. This affects VMware Workstation, Fusion and Horizon Client updates and addresses multiple security vulnerabilities

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Creating a Patch Compliance Report for VMware and Windows using Powercli and Powershell

In my daily work managing a multi-tenant cloud I found that being able to provide documentation on patch management was very important. Through this post you will see the process I use to provide that documentation.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0019

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0019. This advisory affects VMware App Volumes. The patches address Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CVE-2020-3975).

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0018

On 8/20 VMware released VMSA-2020-0018. This release affects VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and Cloud Foundation. Updates address a partial denial of service vulnerability (CVE-2020-3976). Come inside for more details.

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Veeam Self Service Portal integration with VMware Cloud Director 10.1

One of my favorite sessions from VeeamON 2020 was "vCloud Director Use Cases" and the section on integration of the Veeam Self-Service Portal with the vCloud Director Tenant. This post documents the setup process.

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How to Send vRealize Operations Manager Alerts into Microsoft Teams

With everyone moving to Microsoft teams, I wanted to post my experience with getting vRealize Operations Manager alerts coming into Teams. This article documents the process I used to get this working in my environment.

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How to Add Disk Space to the 6.7 vCenter Appliance

While going through my alerts in vRealize Operations I noticed that I had an alert for my vCenter Appliance saying that I had a drive running out of disk space. Here is the process I use to expand the drive.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0017

Just released today VMSA-2020-0017. This advisory is for VMware Fusion, VMware Remote Console and Horizon Client. These updates address a privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2020-3974).

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0016

Today VMware announced VMSA-2020-0016. This advisory is for VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, updates address SQL-injection vulnerability (CVE-2020-3973)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0015, Critical Alert

Today VMware released a new Critical Alert VMSA-2020-0015. This addresses several vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion. Get all the details inside.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0014

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0014. This affects VMware Tools for macOS addresses a denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2020-3972)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0013

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0013. This affects VMware Horizon Client for Windows. The update addresses privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2020-3961)

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Using Powercli to Create a Virtual Machine Report

In doing consulting work there are a lot of times I am asked for a report on this or that. One of the most common things I am asked for is a Virtual Machine report. When this task come up I have two go to scripts.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0012

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0012. This affects VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion. The updates address out-of-bounds read vulnerability (CVE-2020-3960)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0011

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0011. This affects VMware ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, VMware Remote Console and Horizon Client and addresses multiple security vulnerabilities(CVE-2020-3957, CVE-2020-3958, CVE-2020-3959).

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Upgrading VMware Cloud Director from 9.7 to 10.1

Upgrading VMware Cloud Director from 9.7 to 10.1. Sharing the process and thoughts

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0010

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0009. This affects VMware Cloud Director and updates an address Code Injection Vulnerability. (CVE-2020-3956)

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[Updated5/8/2020] VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2019-0022

VMSA-2019-0022 - VMware ESXi and Horizon DaaS updates address OpenSLP remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-5544)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0009

VMware released VMSA-2020-0009. This affects VMware vRealize Operations Manage, and the related patches address a Authentication Bypass and Directory Traversal vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-11651, CVE-2020-11652)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0008

Today VMware released VMSA-2020-0008. This affects VMware ESXi The related patches address a Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability that was privately reported to VMware. (CVE-2020-3955)

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Powershell Script to get Active Directory information and health check after upgrade to Windows Server 2019

After upgrading my domain controllers from Server 2016 to Server 2019, I wrote this script to get some basic info about my AD and do a quick health check.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0007

VMSA-2020-0007 - VMware vRealize Log Insight addresses Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Open Redirect vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-3953, CVE-2020-3954)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0006 Critical Alert, CVSSv3 base Score 10!!!

Last night VMware released VMSA-2020-006. This announcement addresses a sensitive information disclosure vulnerability in the VMware Directory Service (vmdir) in vCenter Server (CVE-2020-3952). This alert affects vCenter 6.7

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Powershell/PowerCLI to Automate Nimble Datastore Build from OneView to Vmware

Leverage Powershell/Powercli to automate the Nimble Datastore build from OneView to VMware

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0005

VMSA-2020-0005 - VMware Workstation, Fusion, VMware Remote Console and Horizon Client updates address privilege escalation and denial-of- service vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-3950, CVE-2020-3951)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0004

VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0004 was updated on 3/14 and includes CVE-2019-5543, CVE-2020-3947 , CVE-2020-3948. more details inside.

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Powershell/Powercli to build Nimble Storage LUNs and build Datastores in VMware

Automating the provisioning of Nimble storage LUNs and creating datastores in vCenter.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0003

VMSA-2020-0003 - vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter updates address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-3943, CVE-2020-3944, CVE-2020-3945)

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Using Powercli to create a NUMA report for your VMware clusters

Leveraging Powercli to pull NUMA information from each cluster node and verify VM config. Then report the findings.

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Vmware changes per-CPU license model effective April 2, 2020

Vmware changes per-CPU license model effective April 2, 2020

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Using HPE OneView Powershell Module to Create Volumes for VMware and Attach to Server Profile

Automating the volume creation process in HPE OneView and attaching to Synergy Server Profile. Then to VMware for Datastore creation.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0002

VMSA-2020-0002 VMware Tools workaround addresses a local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2020-3941)

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-0001

vmware security announcement vmsa 2020-0001 was released to address to address Workspace One issues

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Creating GUI Front End for Powercli Scripts

Taking the recent post on the Move-CrossVC script, and creating a GUI front end for ease of use.

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Automating Cross vCenter vMotion with PowerCLI (updated)

Moving clients into a cloud environment can be a exhausting task. Normally using VMware Converter does the trick. However Cross vCenter vMotion is an option now, here are the details on how to automate this process.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2019-0023

VMSA-2019-0023 VMware Workstation and Horizon View Agent updates address a DLL-hijacking issue (CVE-2019-5539)

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Creating a Powershell/Powercli Menu

The team I work with will be in the vmware environment doing some of the same task i do on a daily basis. So, instead of creating a folder to share these scripts, I decided to create a tool to help.

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Creating a VM for high I/O applications

I've been asked from time to time to show the process I use to build a VM that will be used for as a SQL, Exchange, or SCCM server. I recently had to build a new SQL server, so I documented the steps.

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Guidance on vSAN Operations

VMware vSAN Operations Guidance is a new document on StorageHub that was developed to provide practical guidance for vSphere administrators who are looking for advice on the day-to-day operation of vSAN.

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PowerCLI To Set Mulitpath Policy To Round Robin

As a part of my job, I am constantly going through VMware infrastructure looking for ways to fine tune and check settings for best practices. One of the more common things I find when looking through Fiber Channel....

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PowerCLI To Get LUN ID Number & Info

Thought I would share another script that came in handy recently. While troubleshooting an issue where a data store needed to be expanded we found that the storage would never show up on the vSphere side. On the storage side...

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PowerCLI To Add Port Groups To Standard Virtual Switches

In this case, I wanted to share a script I use quite frequently. My clientbase uses the standard virtual switch, so when a new port group needs to beadded or when a new host is added it can be a lot of work to get the portgroup...

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Using Powershell To Work With HP OneView

I have been using HP OneView a lot lately in my day to day. I went threw a class recently on OneView administration. The class was great, along with the usual labs giving hands on with the software, there were also a couple...

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VMware Releases New Security Updates

VMware released three new Security updates. Two are new releases, one is an update to a previously released update. VMSA-2019-0008.2, VMSA-2019-0020, and VMSA-2019-0021.

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2019-0015

Vmware released a new update for advisory VMSA-2019-0015. See the details below along with a link to the official advisory...

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VMware Security Announcement VMSA-0014

Vmware released a new update for advisory VMSA-2019-0014. See the details below along with a link to the official advisory.

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