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  • (Inter-VM) TPS Disabled by default, what should you do?

    Yellow Bricks
    Duncan Epping
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    We’ve all probably seen the announcement around inter-VM(!!) TPS (transparent page sharing) being disabled by default in future releases of vSphere, and the recommendation to disable it in current versions. The reason for this is the fact there was a research paper published which demonstrates how it is possible to get access to data under certain highly controlled conditions. As the KB article describes: Published academic papers have demonstrated that by forcing a flush and reload of cache memory, it is possible to measure memory timings to determine an AES encryption key in use on…
  • Five Questions with the CIO – Part One

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    Morgan OLeary
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company’s global information technology group as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Tribal Knowledge was eager to sit down with Tony to ask him a few questions about VMware, his leadership and management experience in IT services, the future of IT and more. Read […]
  • Webcast from Database Trends and Analysis on Virtualizing Oracle Databases and Software

    VMware vSphere Blog
    sullivand
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    The webcast will describe the amazing results of the survey taken by Database Trends and Analysis (DBTA) which quantified the tremendous adoption rates of Oracle Software on virtualized infrastructure http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/oracle/VMware-The-Empowered-Database-2014-IOUG-Platform-Decisions-Survey-Report.pdf .  Sign up for the webcast at http://proof.infotoday.com/kr/webevent-dbta-panel-7nov14/
  • New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0011

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    Monty Ijzerman
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0011 The advisory documents a critical information disclosure vulnerability, CVE-2014-4624, which has been addressed in vSphere Data Protection 5.5.x last week. Customers should review the security advisory and direct any questions to VMware Support. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories.
  • Virtual SAN and SAP IQ – a Perfect Match

    VMware VROOM! Blog
    Priti Mishra
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    A performance study shows that VMware vSphere 5.5 with Virtual SAN as the storage backend provides an excellent platform for virtualized deployments of SAP IQ Multiplex Servers. We created four virtual machines with the RHEL 6.3 operating system, and these virtual machines made up the SAP IQ Multiplex Server, which used Virtual SAN as its storage backend. In order to measure performance, we looked at the distributed query processing (DQP) modes of SAP IQ. In DQP, work is performed by threads running on both leader and worker nodes, and intermediate results are transmitted between these nodes…
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  • Five Questions with the CIO – Part One

    Morgan OLeary
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company’s global information technology group as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Tribal Knowledge was eager to sit down with Tony to ask him a few questions about VMware, his leadership and management experience in IT services, the future of IT and more. Read […]
  • Coachella Valley Schools, Community Partner to Ensure ‘No Child Left Offline’

    Morgan OLeary
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Superintendent Darryl Adams knew the Coachella Valley School District was about to make waves — that was the point. But he also knew the community had to be part of it. So the district hosted “Transformation Day,” to inform parents, students, teachers, politicians and even people from neighboring communities about what was to come. What […]
  • VMware CTO Americas to Keynote vForum Online, Nov. 18

    Morgan OLeary
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    VMware’s Vice President and CTO Americas Chris Wolf will kick off the vForum fall event on Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. PST by discussing the rapidly changing world of technology – a world in which software-defined solutions are redefining business and empowering companies to deliver apps more quickly and more reliably. His keynote is part […]
  • Weekly News Recap, Oct. 24, 2014

    Morgan OLeary
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    VMware News In VMware news this week, VMware announces financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Revenues for the third quarter were $1.52 billion, an increase of 18% from the third quarter of 2013. Mobile was top-of-mind for attendees and analysts at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this month. And as usual, Gartner released […]
  • #VMwomen Across the Globe: Video Recap of October 2014 Events

    Morgan OLeary
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists and it took place on Oct. 8-9, 2014. A group of VMware employees attended the conference to contribute their unique perspectives on being a woman in the tech industry. Later in the month at #VMworld 2014 Europe, #VMware hosted the first ever #VMwomen event […]
 
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  • Webcast from Database Trends and Analysis on Virtualizing Oracle Databases and Software

    sullivand
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    The webcast will describe the amazing results of the survey taken by Database Trends and Analysis (DBTA) which quantified the tremendous adoption rates of Oracle Software on virtualized infrastructure http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/oracle/VMware-The-Empowered-Database-2014-IOUG-Platform-Decisions-Survey-Report.pdf .  Sign up for the webcast at http://proof.infotoday.com/kr/webevent-dbta-panel-7nov14/
  • Logging USB devices plugged into ESXi

    Mike Foley
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
      I just found an interesting question on an internal message board here in VMware. A customer was wondering if it was possible to disable USB ports at the ESXi level. They are a very security conscience organization and they want to block any opportunity for someone internally with malicious intent to plug in a USB drive. Normally, this would be done at the BIOS level of the hardware but some device manufactures don’t implement that functionality. Unfortunately, neither does ESXi. You can’t disable /dev/usb0101 for example. So what’s the customer to do? Well, let’s look at the…
  • VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal App Update

    Josh Townsend
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    It’s hard to believe that another VMworld season has come and gone.  I enjoyed the many conversations I had with our customers and partners in both San Francisco and Barcelona.  Your thirst for knowledge and everlasting quest to deliver high quality IT services to your business is refreshing – especially considering rapid pace of innovation in the industry combined with the ever increasing demands being placed on you!  That’s the paradox of IT today – so many cool new toys and so little time to play learn. VMware has developed the VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal…
  • VMware Virtual SAN Performance Testing – Part III

    Wade Holmes
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    In the previous VMware Virtual SAN Performance Testing blog post we reviewed the benefits of running performance tests utilizing I/O trace files over synthetic workload tools such as IOmeter to more accurately characterize the performance of a Virtual SAN cluster. The VMware I/O Analyzer includes pre-created trace files of specific application profiles that allows you to quickly perform scale-out testing utilizing a mix of industry standard workloads But what if you want to characterize the performance of your existing vSphere virtualized environment within a new Virtual SAN configuration?
  • vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM – Part3: Associating vSphere Storage Policies

    Joe Cook
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    In our last article we demonstrated how to use the new vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM cmdlets to create vSphere Storage Policies. In this article we will demonstrate how to quickly associate a vSphere Storage Policy with  a new or existing VM. Example Provisioning Scenario To illustrate how to leverage PowerCLI to associate vSphere Storage Policies with VMs we will continue with the provisioning example from our previous article. Virtual machine Single virtual disk Virtual SAN datastore Follow these links for more information on creating vSphere Storage Policies for Virtual SAN: Using the vSphere…
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    VMware Security & Compliance Blog

  • New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0011

    Monty Ijzerman
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2014-0011 The advisory documents a critical information disclosure vulnerability, CVE-2014-4624, which has been addressed in vSphere Data Protection 5.5.x last week. Customers should review the security advisory and direct any questions to VMware Support. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories.
  • Introducing VMware’s vRealize Air Compliance (vRAC)

    georgegerchow
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Hola Peeps, It is with great pleasure that I introduce our latest and greatest Compliance solution from VMware, vRealize Air Compliance! vRAC gives you event driven compliance checks of your virtual infrastructure and tells you WHO made a non compliant change and when it occurred in near realtime! (As fast as the Seahawk’s defense making Peyton Manning choke in another Super Bowl loss) The vRAC solution is based on SCAP content and takes minutes to install & allows you to set exceptions on the fly. We are making it available (BETA) to our customers as the audit community is…
  • Transparent Page Sharing – additional management capabilities and new default settings

    Monty Ijzerman
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Today VMware introduced additional capabilities to manage Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). This addition was prompted by recent academic research that leveraged TPS to gain unauthorized access to data under certain highly controlled conditions. We also announced that starting in December with the next ESXi Update release, TPS among virtual machines will no longer be enabled by default. Even though we believe the security risk associated with enabling TPS is very low, VMware strives to be “secure by default” wherever possible. The upcoming changes to the default TPS settings are explained…
  • CVE-2014-3566 aka POODLE

    Monty Ijzerman
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Today, a new attack on SSL v3 dubbed POODLE was published. We’ve reviewed the issue and concur with the community that the issue is similar to the BEAST attack published in 2011 but more practical. Like the BEAST attack, to exploit this vulnerability the attacker must have the capability to run his javascript in the victim’s browser and to be able to Man-in-the-Middle the connection between the client and server.  At this time we view this as a browser-based attack and do not see direct relevance to VMware’s products. We will shortly issue a VMware Knowledge Base (KB)…
  • NSX-v 6.1 security hardening guide released for community feedback!

    Pravin Goyal
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Hi All, It is pleasing to announce the release of much awaited NSX-v 6.1 security hardening guide to the community for feedback and comments. Now, you can securely deploy NSX-v using the prescriptive guidelines mentioned in the guide. Take your copy here. If you have something to say about it please write to nsxhgcomments@vmware.com and we shall get back to you. Thanks to all the contributors for its success! Thanks and regards, Pravin Goyal RHCE | HP-UX CSA | VCP | MBA | CISSP | GISP | CCSK | CloudU | CompTIA CE | ITIL-F | ITSM-F | CWNA | CWSP | Mobility+
 
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  • Virtual SAN and SAP IQ – a Perfect Match

    Priti Mishra
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    A performance study shows that VMware vSphere 5.5 with Virtual SAN as the storage backend provides an excellent platform for virtualized deployments of SAP IQ Multiplex Servers. We created four virtual machines with the RHEL 6.3 operating system, and these virtual machines made up the SAP IQ Multiplex Server, which used Virtual SAN as its storage backend. In order to measure performance, we looked at the distributed query processing (DQP) modes of SAP IQ. In DQP, work is performed by threads running on both leader and worker nodes, and intermediate results are transmitted between these nodes…
  • Docker Containers Performance in VMware vSphere

    Banit Agrawal
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    By  Qasim Ali,  Banit Agrawal, and Davide Bergamasco   “Containers without compromise” – This was one of the key messages at VMworld 2014 USA in San Francisco. It was presented in the opening keynote, and then the advantages of running Docker containers inside of virtual machines were discussed in detail in several breakout sessions. These include security/isolation guarantees and also the existing rich set of management functionalities. But some may say, “These benefits don’t come for free: what about the performance overhead of running containers in a VM?” A…
  • Monster Performance with SQL Server VMs on vSphere 5.5

    David Morse
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    VMware vSphere provides an ideal platform for customers to virtualize their business-critical applications, including databases, ERP systems, email servers, and even newly emerging technologies such as Hadoop.  I’ve been focusing on the first one (databases), specifically Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most widely deployed database platforms in the world.  Many organizations have dozens or even hundreds of instances deployed in their environments. Consolidating these deployments onto modern multi-socket, multi-core, multi-threaded server hardware is an increasingly attractive…
  • Custom Power Management Settings for Power Savings in vSphere 5.5

    Rebecca Grider
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    VMware vSphere serves as a common virtualization platform for a diverse ecosystem of applications. Every application has different performance demands which must be met, but the power and cooling costs of running these applications are also a concern. vSphere’s default power management policy, “Balanced”, meets both of these goals by effectively preserving system performance while still saving some power. For those who would like to prioritize energy efficiency even further, vSphere provides additional ways to tweak its power management under the covers. Custom power management settings…
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Shows Great Performance on VMware Virtual SAN

    Julie Brodeur
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Email servers are a business-critical component of IT systems implementations and Exchange Server is one of the most ubiquitous of them. As such, we wanted to see how we could leverage Virtual SAN to bring new technology in serving the storage needs of this application. We administered some tests to see how Exchange Server would perform on Virtual SAN. We ran five Virtual SAN servers, and each server hosted two virtual machines with the Exchange Server roles Mailbox and HUB. The first host had an added virtual machine for the AD Server role. A client virtual machine on a separate host ran the…
 
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  • Learning NSX, Part 17: Adding External L2 Connectivity

    slowe
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is part 17 of the Learning NSX blog series. In this post, I’ll show you how to add layer 2 (L2) connectivity to your NSX environment, and how to leverage that L2 connectivity in an NSX-powered OpenStack implementation. This will allow you, as an operator of an NSX-powered OpenStack cloud, to offer L2/bridged connectivity to your tenants as an additional option. As you might expect, this post does build on content from previous posts in the series. Links to all the posts in the series are available on the Learning NVP/NSX page; in particular, this post will leverage content from…
  • Multi-Machine Vagrant with YAML

    slowe
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this post, I’ll describe a technique I found for simplifying the use of multi-machine Vagrantfiles by extracting configuration data into a separate YAML file. This technique is by no means something that I invented or created, so I can’t take any credit whatsoever; this is an idea I first saw here. I wanted to share it here in the hopes that it might prove useful to a larger audience. If you aren’t familiar with Vagrant and Vagrantfiles, you might start with my quick introduction to Vagrant. I found this technique after trying to find a way to simplify the creation of…
  • Questions for Photography Enthusiasts

    slowe
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m something of a photography enthusiast. To me, photography is a relaxing puzzle of how to assemble all the various pieces—setting, lighting, exposure, composition, etc.—to create just the right image. I’m not an expert, but that’s OK; I just do this for fun and to relax. If you’d like to see a small sampling of some of the photos I’ve taken, I publish some of them here on 500px.com. I know that a fair number of folks in the IT industry are also photo enthusiasts, and so I was curious to hear some feedback from fellow…
  • Learning NSX, Part 16: Routing to Multiple External VLANs

    slowe
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is part 16 of the Learning NSX series, in which I will show you how to configure VMware NSX to route to multiple external VLANs. This configuration will allow you to have logical routers that could be uplinked to any of the external VLANs, providing additional flexibility for consumers of NSX logical networks. Naturally, this post builds on all the previous entries in this series, so I encourage you to visit the Learning NVP/NSX page for links to previous posts. Because I’ll specifically be discussing NSX gateways and routing, there are some posts that are more applicable than…
  • Technology Short Take #45

    slowe
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #45. As usual, I’ve gathered a collection of links to various articles pertaining to data center-related technologies for your enjoyment. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Cormac Hogan has a list of a few useful NSX troubleshooting tips. If you’re not really a networking pro and need a “gentle” introduction to VXLAN, this post might be a good place to start. Also along those lines—perhaps you’re a VMware administrator who wants to branch into networking with NSX, or you’re a networking guru who…
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  • VMware Auto Deploy with MSCS won’t work

    Gabrie van Zanten
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our environment is fully built using VMware Auto Deploy 5.1. All the clusters have their own ruleset and we’re very content on how easily we update our hosts and deploy new hosts. However, recently we ran into a major issue with Microsoft Cluster Services inside VMs in combination with VMware Auto Deploy. In a scenario with an “old fashioned” MCSC cluster across boxes with Physical RDMs shared between the two cluster nodes (VMs), these RDMs seem to be stopping an Auto Deployed ESXi host from reconnecting to vCenter Server after a reboot.  A normal reboot of an Auto…
  • [Powershell] vCPU to Physical Core for XenApp VM

    Gabrie van Zanten
    28 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    For our Citrix XenApp environment that runs on ESXi, we tend to keep a 1:1 ratio when it comes to physical cores and vCPUs. In other words, an ESXi host with 12 cores, will only be running 6 XenApp VMs with 2 cores or 3 XenApp VMs with 4 cores or any other combination, just as long as the vCPUs configured on the VM, never exceed the number of physical cores present in the host. What about Hyperthreading? The extra HyperThreads that a physical CPU offers are not used in the core to vCPU ratio because specifically in a Citrix XenApp workload, they don’t offer a guaranteed performance…
  • Win a trip around the world with Veeam

    Gabrie van Zanten
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    Veeam is about to get its 100,000th customer and is launching an interactive contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and other prizes (Google Glass, iPad and Microsoft Surface). To participate, visitors need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are to the right spot, the better chance you have to win the trip around the world and other prizes. We currently have a live pre-registration page. The main contest will start next week. Join in on the fun! We hope you and your readers will participate and celebrate…
  • Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld

    Gabrie van Zanten
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld at the vSphere-land top blogger contest. See full post at: Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld
  • VMTurbo releases Operations Manager 4.5

    Gabrie van Zanten
    30 Jan 2014 | 6:38 am
    Copied from their news release: BOSTON – January 28, 2014 – VMTurbo, provider of the only Software-Driven Control for virtualized environments, today announced a new version of its flagship product, VMTurbo Operations Manager, enhanced with control modules for storage and fabric to drive virtualized environments to their desired state and maintain control in that state across the data center and IT stack. These new solutions enable 30% improvement in utilization while providing greater control over all aspects of the environment the application workload touches – from compute and…
 
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  • Join us at the Dutch vBeers The Hague event

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Join Eric Sloof (NTPRO.NL), Jeremy van Doorn (VMware) and Viktor van den Berg (viktorious.nl) for the first vBeers The Hague; The VMworld afterparty! Catch up with other peers and discuss VMworld announcements or just have a little drink and chit chat. Location: Restaurant Milú, Driehoekjes 15, The Hague Date: November 7, 2014 Time: 17:00 to 22:00 We would like to know if you're attending, so please register at eventbrite. This first vBeers The Hague event will PYOD, Pay Your Own Drinks, although we will be working on some funding. The bar also serves some tapas style food. Car…
  • VMware Management with PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 Poster

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    VMware vSphere PowerCLI contains snapins of cmdlets based on Microsoft PowerShell for automating vSphere and vCloud administration. It provides C# and PowerShell interfaces to VMware vSphere and vCloud APIs. You can download the VMware Management with PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1 Poster here.
  • VMworld TV - Eric Sloof talks to Mike Laverick about EVO Rail

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Exclusive VMworld TV interview with Mike Laverick about his VMworld 2014, and of course, the EVO Rail
 
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  • (Inter-VM) TPS Disabled by default, what should you do?

    Duncan Epping
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    We’ve all probably seen the announcement around inter-VM(!!) TPS (transparent page sharing) being disabled by default in future releases of vSphere, and the recommendation to disable it in current versions. The reason for this is the fact there was a research paper published which demonstrates how it is possible to get access to data under certain highly controlled conditions. As the KB article describes: Published academic papers have demonstrated that by forcing a flush and reload of cache memory, it is possible to measure memory timings to determine an AES encryption key in use on…
  • What is coming for vSphere and VSAN? VMworld reveals…

    Duncan Epping
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    I’ve been prepping a presentation for upcoming VMUGs, but wanted to also share this with my readers. The session is all about vSphere futures, what is coming soon? Before anyone says I am breaking NDA, I’ve harvested all of this info from public VMworld sessions. Except for the VSAN details, those were announced to the press at VMworld EMEA. Lets start with Virtual SAN… The Virtual SAN details were posted in this Computer Weekly article, and by the looks of it they interviewed VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and Alberto Farronato from the VSAN product team. So what is…
  • VMworld attendees: Give Back!

    Duncan Epping
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Always wanted to give back to the community but can’t find the time? How about VMware help you with that? If you are attending VMworld Europe you can simply do this by going to the hangspace and throw a paper airplane as far as you can. The VMware Foundation did the same thing in the US and it was a big success, I am hoping we can repeat that! The amount that will be donated will depend on where your airplane lands. It could be as little as 15 dollars, but also easily a 1000. I just went to the hangspace and threw a paper airplane  with my friend Jessica from the VMware Foundation and…
  • EVO:RAIL now also available through HP and HDS!

    Duncan Epping
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    It is going to be a really short blog post, but as many folks have asked about this I figured it was worth a quick article. In the VMworld Europe 2014 keynote Pat Gelsinger today announced that both HP and Hitachi Data Systems have joined the VMware EVO:RAIL program. This is great news if you ask me for customers all throughout the world as it provides more options for procuring an EVO:RAIL hyper-converged infrastructure appliance through your preferred server vendor! The family is growing: Dell, Fujitsy, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Inspur, NetOne Systems and SuperMicro… who would you…
  • Underlying Infrastructure for your pets and cattle

    Duncan Epping
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Last week on twitter Maish asked a question that got me thinking. Actually, I have been thinking about this for a while now. The question deals with how you design your infrastructure for the various types of workloads (pets and cattle). Whether your workload falls in the “pet” category or the “cattle” category. (If you are not familiar with the terms pets/cattle read this article by Massimo) Pets vs. cattle – I think that people are mistaken as to what that exactly means for the underlying infrastructure. — Maish Saidel-Keesing (@maishsk) October 5, 2014 I…
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  • VNS3 is now Microsoft Azure Certified - Try it in the Azure Marketplace

    Margaret Walker
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, Microsoft announced their new Marketplace for customers to buy pre-configured VMs. CohesiveFT is in that number. VNS3 is now both officially Microsoft Azure Certified and available in the Azure Marketplace. What Chris Purrington and Azure are saying about VNS3: “Customers want control over network addressing and greater insight over topology management,” said CohesiveFT Global Director of Sales, Chris Purrington. “VNS3 being Microsoft Azure Certified means our shared customers can now be certain that they have the access and control…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: October 20 - 24

    Margaret Walker
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Frankfurt, Germany, home to the second AWS region in Europe. Photo credit: Wikimedia CommonsCloud and Networking news for the week of October 20thGigaom: AWS comes to Germany as Amazon unveils second EU region, out of Frankfurt. Read Jeff Barr's blog about it here. TechCrunch: 10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT >> cloud, virtualization, and security rank high on the listNetwork Computing: Learning Lessons Through Security StrugglesZDnet: Microsoft and IBM commit to providing their enterprise software on Azure, IBM clouds >> IBM's middleware software,…
  • A Fresh Approach to Extending Enterprise HPC to Public Clouds

    Margaret Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
     By Sam Mitchell, Senior Solution ArchitectCohesiveFTThis article first appeared in HPC Wire. Read the original here.Public cloud is an easy choice for enterprises looking to extend high performance workloads, reduce infrastructure costs and increase flexibility. The cloud offers the chance to reduce the capital cost of owning and managing excess compute capacity and storage for all workloads. Enterprises can avoid the hidden costs of unused compute capacity by “cloud bursting”or shifting some peak demand toward the cloud-based HPC grid extensions.  But how do you…
  • Weekly news roundup for Cloud and Networking: October 13 - 17

    Margaret Walker
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Cloud and Networking news for the week of October 13thGoogle researchers found a flaw in SSL 3.0 (CVE-2014-3566) that allows the POODLE attack (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). VNS3 customers do not need patches or new builds, but check for our latest security updates and best practices here. Andreessen Horowitz blog: What All the Recent Tech Company Splits Say about the Future of Cloud ComputingInforWorld: You can rise with public clouds or sink with private >> David Linthicum argues that the benefits of public cloud are starting to outshine private cloud…
  • How to: using network intrusion detection on VNS3 with Docker

    Margaret Walker
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In past posts, CohesiveFT CTO Chris Swan wrote about why we put Docker into VNS3, and how to use it for SSL termination, content caching and load balancing. Before he hit the road to speak at IPExpo in London, QCon Shanghai, and ONUG in New York, he made a video how-to guide for Suricata network intrusion detection (NIDS) on our cloud networking device, VNS3.Containerized network functions: now with Suricata Suricata is an open source, community run Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine. Suricata is developed by the Open Information Security Foundation…
 
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  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 10/25/14

    Rick Scherer
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. Socialcast Socialcast log format and sources for use with central syslog logging servers (2077010) Date Published: 10/21/2014 Socialcast H.0 On Premise Verifying firewall rules against network port usage for Socialcast On Premise (2091062) Date Published: 10/20/2014 Socialcast On Premise v2 Polling the Ping endpoint to determine cluster health of Socialcast On Premise using HTTP (2058653)…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 10/18/14

    Rick Scherer
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. Desktop Launching a View Hosted App or Desktop from VMware Workspace Portal fails with the error: The host name in the certificate is invalid or does not match (2091893) Date Published: 10/15/2014 Socialcast H.0 On Premise Collecting diagnostic information for Socialcast On-Premise cluster (2090812) Date Published: 10/14/2014 VMware ESX VMware Products and CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE) (2092133)…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 10/11/14

    Rick Scherer
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. VMware ESXi Virtual machines freeze intermittently under heavy I/O load (2088157) Date Published: 10/9/2014 VMware assessment and product alert for the Russian Time Zone Changes update (2091140) Date Published: 10/6/2014 Virtual machines using the VMXNet2 interface lose network connectivity to the vSwitch or vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS) (2091159) Date Published: 10/6/2014 Virtual…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 10/4/14

    Rick Scherer
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. My VMware How to change the language in My VMware (2090422) Date Published: 9/30/2014 Miscellaneous VMware Virtual Appliances and customizations to operating system and included packages (2090839) Date Published: 9/29/2014 VMware Data Recovery VMware Data Recovery 2.0.4 Express Patch Release (2091015) Date Published: 10/1/2014 VMware ESX VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201410001 (2090853) Date…
  • VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 9/27/14

    Rick Scherer
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. My VMware Impact of bash code injection vulnerability on VMware Customer Portals and web sites (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169, aka “shellshock”) (2090817) Date Published: 9/26/2014 VMware ESXi Resignaturing the LUN snapshot using the vSphere Client UI or the Resolve API fails with the error: fault.VmfsAlreadyMounted.summary in vSphere UI/API (2082643) Date Published: 9/26/2014…
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  • Listening to VMware SDDC Customers

    Eric Gray
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    As part of my new role, I am very interested in learning more about real-world customer perspectives when it comes to deploying, configuring, and operating the Software-Defined Data Center.  VMware has numerous mechanisms in place to get customer feedback and to work closely with those that are implementing and using various products; this has obviously been a critical element of success and will continue. Having said that, I feel like there still may be an untapped pool of expertise out here in the VMware community and I would like to open up additional communication to solicit…
  • My new role at VMware

    Eric Gray
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    How long have you been in your current role?  As much as I enjoy doing technical competitive analysis, I realized that a change in direction after so many years would be beneficial and recently jumped at the opportunity to join a new team at VMware. My new role is in technical product management and I will be working with an amazing team to help deliver the best possible Software-Defined Data Center experience by identifying use cases, defining workflows, and creating reference designs. One specific area that I am focused on is hybrid cloud, which obviously has a ton of potential. I’ve…
  • VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure is the Best Stack to Back OpenStack

    Eric Gray
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    OpenStack is an incredibly popular technology these days, but contrary to popular belief it is not an alternative to VMware, nor is it the final solution to avoiding vendor lock-in – even if that may have been one of the early, albeit misguided, goals.  In fact, VMware is one of the top contributors to this open source project and the real appeal of OpenStack is the API that allows developers to build the type of modern, scale-out apps that have become popular on Amazon Web Services. Since OpenStack is fundamentally an API for consuming cloud computing resources, the real question…
  • Automatically prepare an ESXi ISO image for PXE booting

    Eric Gray
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:47 am
    VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is now generally available, and the delivery is via VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1.  For those using a Linux PXE boot server to install ESXi hosts, below is a quick shell script that takes care of everything automatically. Usage example (all one line): # esxiso2pxe /var/install/tftpboot/ esxi55u1 VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0.update01-1623387.x86_64.iso View the code on Gist. In order to use the optional ESXi submenu concept, simply add the following to pxelinux.cfg/default LABEL esxisub   KERNEL menu.c32   APPEND esxi-submenu   MENU LABEL Jump to ESXi submenu  …
  • Survey Reveals Evolving Role of IT – Emphasis on Cloud and Mobile

    Eric Gray
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:37 pm
    SolarWinds just published a compelling survey that shows how technology pros from a range of organizations throughout North America view the changing role of IT.  Not surprisingly, the most impactful technology advancement from the recent past is virtualization.  Moving forward, emerging technologies expected to disrupt IT the most have to do with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD or BYOx) and mobility.  The top critical investments for business in the future will be cloud computing and mobility. In other news, this morning VMware announced the intended acquisition of AirWatch – the leader…
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  • Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th

    Eric Sarakaitis
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th Fall is here and it has been almost a month since the last Columbus vBeers. Let’s get back together and catch up and see what announcements you are excited about. We are meeting at the Seventh Son Brewing Company Location: Seventh Son Brewing Company Address: 1101 N. … Read the rest The post Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Columbus vBeers – Sept. 10th

    Eric Sarakaitis
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    School is back in session, the conference season is wrapping up, and it has been almost three months since the last Columbus vBeers. Let’s get back together and catch up and see what announcements you are excited about.… Read the rest The post Columbus vBeers – Sept. 10th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell

    Eric Sarakaitis
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    On our OCP Winterfell nodes, in CentOS 6; the 10GB Mellanox NIC’s show up as eth0 and eht1, where the 1GB management interface shows up as eth2. We are also using Brocade 10GB top-of-rack switches. So configuring LLDP was necessary for the servers to advertise themselves to the upstream switches.… Read the rest The post Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Create a Logical Volume, EXT4 filesystem, mounted mount point and NFS export all via Puppet

    Eric Sarakaitis
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    I was building a NFS server for our users home directories to work with our FreeIPA implementation, and instead of setting up a logical volume, filesystem and mount point manually I decided to do it via Puppet.… Read the rest The post Create a Logical Volume, EXT4 filesystem, mounted mount point and NFS export all via Puppet appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using PowerCLI to remotely execute esxcli commands

    Eric Sarakaitis
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    First, make sure you’re using a version of PowerCLI that supports the get-esxcli cmdlet. In this case, I used a fresh install of PowerCLI 5.5. First, get-esxcli needs to be run against a single host individually, you can loop through you’re hosts later, but again, one at a time.… Read the rest The post Using PowerCLI to remotely execute esxcli commands appeared first on vmware admins.
 
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  • Are You Drinking Your Own DevOps Kool-Aid?

    Steven Beaver
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    I am starting to get annoyed with the direction of all the DevOps discussions that fly across my Twitter feed each day. I think people are focusing way too much on culture and not taking a pragmatic approach to solving business problems. I’ll be the first to admit that embracing the DevOps movement can be… Read more → Are You Drinking Your Own DevOps Kool-Aid?|The Virtualization Practice
  • Cloud Dependency: Ubiquitous Networking

    Steven Beaver
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Use of the cloud depends upon ubiquitous networking. And not just everywhere, but extremely high speed as well. This came to mind as I was sitting at the top of a mountain in a national park and heard someone ask Siri a question. Siri’s response was that the network was not in reach. This struck… Read more → Cloud Dependency: Ubiquitous Networking|The Virtualization Practice
  • Cisco: Post-VCE, Is It a Wounded Bear?

    Steven Beaver
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    In its October 2014 quarterly earnings statement, EMC2 announced that it was taking VCE under direct control and moving it under the umbrella of its federated companies by buying back a significant proportion of Cisco’s share in the company, leaving Cisco with only 10%. Cisco also announced the same. There is a saying, “don’t poke… Read more → Cisco: Post-VCE, Is It a Wounded Bear?|The Virtualization Practice
  • vCloud Automation Center (vCAC 6.0) Installation Part 8– Fabric Configuration

    Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    The fabric includes all the computing resources that are discovered from the added endpoint data collection. This fabric is organized into fabric groups for provisioning. Fabric groups are created in a specific tenant and map compute resources to the fabric administrators who can manage those resources.Fabric administrators are responsible for creating reservations on the compute resources within their groups to allocate fabric to specific business groups.Fabric groups are created in a specific tenant, but their resources are available to users who belong to business groups in all…
  • vCloud Automation Center (vCAC 6.0) Installation Part 7– Endpoint Configuration

    Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    Endpoints are infrastructure sources that are consumed by vCloud Automation Center. There are various types of endpoints like vCenter, vCloud Director, Hyper-v, Citrix Xen server, Physical servers like HP,DELL and Cisco, cloud platforms like Openstack, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and many more. Endpoints can be created and managed only by users with Infrastructure  Administrator role privileges. vCloud Automation Center uses DEMs or agents to communicate with and manage endpoints. Distributed Execution Managers (DEM) : DEM executes the business logic of custom models,…
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  • CloudPhysics helps unearth some scary statistics in the Halloween spirit

    Brian Suhr
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAI have written about CloudPhysics in the past and I think the tool has some cool features. They continue to add features and think up new ways to use all the data they collect about your data center and compare to others. There are some scary things that can hide in your data center. The infographic below was pretty cool. The part that scared me was 22% of vSphere 5.5 hosts are still un-protected for SSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Take some time if you have not already and get to know the CloudPhysics offering. You can read more about the features at the official…
  • People VMware vCAC is not easy, it takes effort to get value

    Brian Suhr
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Advertise here with BSAI tend to get the feeling that many customers expect that if they purchase vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) some type of magic will happen. Maybe it’s a disconnect in how the product is marketed or something else, but the message is not getting through. I’ve noticed this through customer meetings before a sale or during the architecture phase of a project. vCAC as a product can be very powerful and does allow for a lot of flexibility to solve complex problems. But vCAC does not contain a bunch of magical workflows that will automate your data center out of…
  • What does Converged Infrastructure mean to you?

    Brian Suhr
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAOver the past several years I have been in countless discussion around Converged Infrastructure (CI) and what it is and the benefits that it provides. The one thing that I keep noticing is that there is a large variance in what CI means to different people. So I thought that in effort to get feedback from others and provide some of mine I would write this post to get the discussion started. There are a number of vendors in the market today, that are selling some form of a converged infrastructure product or solution. My definition of Converged Infrastructure In my mind…
  • Why are more vendors not doing internal startups for innovation

    Brian Suhr
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe topic of how the existing large hardware and software vendors innovate for new products has been on my mind for a while now. I don’t claim to be an expert in this topic, but I see new companies kicking the ass of many of these companies with better products. This only seems to becoming a larger issue, and large enterprise keeps trying to keep up by purchasing companies for their product or patents. Sometimes they make the wrong choice, over pay or are just too late. Lets take a look at a couple of the more successful storage statups recently. Both Tintri and…
  • CloudPhysics updates, now with more awesome included

    Brian Suhr
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAOn the first day of VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, CloudPhysics kicks the conference off with a big announcement. The patform is receiving another round of new features that will blow your socks off. I’ve followed CloudPhysics closely over the past couple of years since they announced themselves to the world. Given the way they built their hosted offering I immediately began to dream of what might be possible. Some of the new features are exactly what I dreamed of and others are just more awesomeness that they dreamed up. Global Data Set CloudPhysics has been…
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  • Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th

    Eric Sarakaitis
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th Fall is here and it has been almost a month since the last Columbus vBeers. Let’s get back together and catch up and see what announcements you are excited about. We are meeting at the Seventh Son Brewing Company Location: Seventh Son Brewing Company Address: 1101 N. … Read the rest The post Columbus vBeers – Oct 15th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Columbus vBeers – Sept. 10th

    Eric Sarakaitis
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    School is back in session, the conference season is wrapping up, and it has been almost three months since the last Columbus vBeers. Let’s get back together and catch up and see what announcements you are excited about.… Read the rest The post Columbus vBeers – Sept. 10th appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell

    Eric Sarakaitis
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    On our OCP Winterfell nodes, in CentOS 6; the 10GB Mellanox NIC’s show up as eth0 and eht1, where the 1GB management interface shows up as eth2. We are also using Brocade 10GB top-of-rack switches. So configuring LLDP was necessary for the servers to advertise themselves to the upstream switches.… Read the rest The post Using Puppet to configure LLDPAD on the Open Compute Winterfell appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Create a Logical Volume, EXT4 filesystem, mounted mount point and NFS export all via Puppet

    Eric Sarakaitis
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    I was building a NFS server for our users home directories to work with our FreeIPA implementation, and instead of setting up a logical volume, filesystem and mount point manually I decided to do it via Puppet.… Read the rest The post Create a Logical Volume, EXT4 filesystem, mounted mount point and NFS export all via Puppet appeared first on vmware admins.
  • Using PowerCLI to remotely execute esxcli commands

    Eric Sarakaitis
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    First, make sure you’re using a version of PowerCLI that supports the get-esxcli cmdlet. In this case, I used a fresh install of PowerCLI 5.5. First, get-esxcli needs to be run against a single host individually, you can loop through you’re hosts later, but again, one at a time.… Read the rest The post Using PowerCLI to remotely execute esxcli commands appeared first on vmware admins.
 
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  • Hyper-V Isn’t Sexy, but it’s Free and it Just Works!

    Chris Henley
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Hyper-V has quietly moved into the hypervisor marketplace. I think the reason for the lack of pomp and circumstance around Hyper-V is that it doesn’t introduce some grand new sexy feature set that no one else in the market place has ever seen. Instead Microsoft gives every IT Pro and CIO what they really want, a free product that just works! How is Hyper-V Free? Windows Server 2012 R2 comes in a couple of different flavors, specifically Standard and Data Center Editions. There is NO functional difference between the editions! They both do the same things. The operating system, roles and…
  • VeeamON 2014 Day 3 Recap

    Andrew Zhelezko
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    For those who missed it, roundup of the day #1, roundup of the day #2 We’re still here, in amazing Las Vegas, and just came from the closing keynote of the first ever VeeamON. Just in case you were unable to join us today, I wanted to take a minute to tell you about day #3 with Veeam!   A Tour of the Modern Data Center Even though it was an exciting (and exhausting!) night at the VeeamON 2014 party, the third day of VeeamON 2014 still launched on schedule and without a glitch. Well, not for everyone…. One group of early risers went on an excursion to Cobalt’s Cheyenne Data…
  • Announcing: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

    Mike Resseler
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    We've been very clear about our vision for the Modern Data Center recently: it has key attributes such as being highly virtualized, having modern storage and is ready for a cloud strategy. But what about systems that have data on them that aren't part of the data center? What about endpoints?  Most companies use PCs or laptops for their end users and those devices have data on it that may need to be protected. To help address this need, we just announced a new product via a press release at VeeamON 2014 today. We are happy to introduce Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE! Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE…
  • VeeamON 2014 Day 2 Recap

    Rick Vanover
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    VeeamON continues through its second day combining both partners and customers for a day full of training, content and fun. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened on this busy day: The morning started with the general session where all attendees had a great showcase of the entire Veeam offering. We heard from Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev on his vision for the company and the markets we serve from both the customer and partner perspectives. The general session then focused on key customer stories of how Veeam products have addressed data center availability challenges. These challenges are…
  • VeeamON 2014 Day 1 Recap

    Maria Levkina
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Many eyes in the technology world are on Veeam’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, VeeamON 2014, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. October 6, the first day of the conference, was dedicated to partners, and I’d say it was deeply nerdy and user-friendly at the same time. Personally, the energetic atmosphere was very different from other conferences I’ve ever attended. And the information was definitely interesting. Making a long story short, there were three key takeaways from Day 1 I wanted to share with you today: Veeam’s next generation of data center…
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    Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST

  • OSv – Cloud operating system dedicated to virtual machines

    Paul Lopez
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Still in alpha version, but OSv aims to build an environment specifically tailored to the VM. So the question is it an alternative to container? In the world of Cloud, virtualization plays an essential role. It is what provides the … Continue reading → The post OSv – Cloud operating system dedicated to virtual machines appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • Ansible: JSON and SSH Cloud Service

    Paul Lopez
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Ansible, a solution provider for infrastructure management of servers put on front simplicity. Only SSH and Python are thus required to make it work. You might have not heard about Ansible before so FYI it is a platform for configuration … Continue reading → The post Ansible: JSON and SSH Cloud Service appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • Cisco ASA 5500 FirePower – NextGen Firewall

    Jeremy Calvey
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    Cisco improves security by adding NextGen Firewall to identify and avoid advanced threats. This is a further step in the integration of Sourcefire technologies. Cisco is no stranger to security, but it is changing and especially focusing on reliability. As … Continue reading → The post Cisco ASA 5500 FirePower – NextGen Firewall appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO – Watching your words and deeds

    Jeremy Calvey
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Yes, you can download the test version of Windows 10, but at what cost? Data collection performed under the Microsoft Windows Insider program is controversial. To deliver comments and access to the test version of Windows 10, users of the … Continue reading → The post Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO – Watching your words and deeds appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
  • 5 questions about the Bash vulnerability

    Paul Lopez
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    The web world shocked with the news of a flaw that affects interpreter Bash present in Linux and Mac OS X systems. Several questions arise from this threat, its definition, its operation, its impact, etc… If we believe the words … Continue reading → The post 5 questions about the Bash vulnerability appeared first on Official Web Hosting Blog by bodHOST.
 
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  • Bro-IDS Logstash Parsing

    Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr)
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Advertise here with BSAI have spent the past several days working with Bro-IDS and Logstash parsing and wanted to share this with anyone else who may be doing the same and needs some decent parsing. Some pieces of this I have taken from other sources online but have been modifying to suit my needs as well as adding additional functionality. This will be updated as time goes on and will be hosted on GitHub. Enjoy!
  • IP Reputation Lookups with Logstash

    Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr)
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Advertise here with BSAI had a great question yesterday about how to configure Logstash to integrate IP reputation lookups within Logstash and Kibana without having to copy and paste an IP address and etc. I thought this was a great idea and one that I had not myself thought about so I gave it a shot to see what I could come up with. And believe it or not it was actually quite simple to put in place and I figured I may as well share with everyone as well. So in this setup I wanted to add IP reputation links for Apache type events which added a new field and provided the url to click on…
  • Suricata IDS/IPS VMXNET3

    Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr)
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Advertise here with BSAAs part of a bigger post coming soon I have been using Suricata IDS and my Logstash server has been getting hammered and unable to keep up (running a single node setup) but finally figured out why this was happening so I am sharing this with others in case you decide to send Suricata IDS logs to Logstash or any other Syslog collector you will more than likely run into this as well. What I was noticing in /var/log/suricata/fast.log was the following entries being spit out (note the timestamps to see how fast these were being generated) 10/03/2014-20:45:32.046859 [**]…
  • Graylog2 v0.90 Install Script

    Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr)
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Advertise here with BSAIn the past I have been updating the auto install scripts for Graylog2 and updating the original post each time. However here on out I will be creating new posts for each release in hopes of keeping it much cleaner. I will be including a link back to the original post for reference on setting up and additional information as well as comments from others. So at this time I am releasing the latest install script for Graylog2 v0.90 on Ubuntu. Please provide any feedback. This post will only cover a fresh new install of Graylog2 however I will be working on upgrade scripts…
  • IPTables Cluster Script

    Larry Smith (mrlesmithjr)
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Advertise here with BSAI have been working on some interesting virtualized networking setups (More on this in another post soon) and needed a way to configure IPTables rules on all nodes which are to be considered part of a cluster (HA) setup. What I wanted was the ability to take a rule or a set of rules and apply them to any number of nodes so they were all consistent and the rules to be saved and not have to login to each node individually. Now I know that I can do this with an automated solution (Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt) but I instead wanted to do this using a very simple shell…
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  • [TUTORIAL] Openfiler iSCSI storage for test lab – part 2

    Adam Jones
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:29 pm
    In the first tutorial, you looked at the installation of an Openfiler iSCSI solution. In this second part, you’ll learn how to perform basic configuration of the Openfiler. The configuration uses the Openfiler web interface and it’s surprisingly intuitive. Enable and also start the iSCSI target service. Setup the Block Devices. In this case, it is the second 500GB volume that was added. Create the partition on the block device that you just created. Create a logical volume group. Add a volume to the volume group making sure it’s an iSCSI block device. The default is XFS. The…
  • [TUTORIAL] Openfiler iSCSI storage for test lab

    Adam Jones
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I have chosen to build this test lab around the Openfiler software. The main reason being that it is a simple out of the box configuration to present enterprise storage (iSCSI, in this case) for an ESX home lab. Details of the build (hardware and software): Dell 990 series w/ Core I& 2600, 16GB RAM, Windows 2012 Datacenter Evaluation VMware Workstation 10 Evaluation Openfiler downloaded as an ISO file to be plugged into a virtual machine. The hardware that I am building on is not massively powerful and should be easily obrtainable. The main concern I have is the RAM because as I add more…
  • Binary tutorial; not what you’d expect.

    Adam Jones
    25 Sep 2012 | 9:33 pm
    What better way to learn binary than to have to read it in order to tell the time! One of the little joys of geekhood is wearing something that is totally geeky but only noticed by other geeks. “Normal” people just don’t get it. It’s like a secret handshake. Are you in the club? Or are you some outsider wannabe? Of course, it’s been argued that we geeks are just turning the tables on the folks that excluded us when we were scribbling code in our notebooks during recess. But whatever, that’s too serious a discussion for today. OMG, CHECK OUT THIS WATCH!
  • VMware changes licensing model

    Adam Jones
    22 Aug 2012 | 3:42 pm
    This one is great news for those of us that have migrated to vSphere 5 or have held of on migrating. vSphere 5 introduced the idea of memory based licensing and it sent their customer base into a spin. In vSphere 4.1 if you had all the RAM on 128GB server with two sockets, you still only needed two licenses. In vSphere 5 you now need three licenses to cover the RAM in use. Not only does it get confusing, but also expensive; especially in the small to mid business space. VMware may be dropping the vRAM (#Vtax) licensing to help stave off competition from competitors, like Microsoft. Hyper-V…
  • [TUTORIAL] Windows 2008 testing environment using Vmware Player part 3

    Adam Jones
    8 Feb 2012 | 7:25 pm
    In Part 1 and Part 2 we looked at deploying the start of an Active Directory using Vmware Player for testing purposes. In Part 3 we’ll look at deploying additional virtual machines and promoting them to domain members. At the completion of Part 2, we should have one “template” virtual machine that will be copied each time we need a new VM and one deployed domain controller for the domain of our choice (invurted.local). Building on this we want an additional member server for the domain. This server will use the Active Directory to authenticate users. As in Part 2, there are…
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  • How DevOps Can Improve Security When Deploying With AWS

    JG
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Recent high-profile security breaches prove the difficulty in assuring the three core tenets of information security – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA.) Throw DevOps into the mix of deploying cloud apps, and one begins to question the co-existence of Information Security and DevOps, which fosters a rapid application development culture, that in the past, generally […]The post How DevOps Can Improve Security When Deploying With AWS appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • DevOps And High Availability When Deploying with AWS

    JG
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    This is the fourth piece in our ongoing 10 part series on DevOps. Check out the third piece here. Winston Churchill once said said, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”  When it comes to the availability of systems and software in today’s computing ecosystem, this Mr. Churchill’s words could not be truer. Businesses utilizing cloud […]The post DevOps And High Availability When Deploying with AWS appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • The Importance of DevOps When Deploying with AWS

    JG
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is the third piece in our ongoing 10 part series on DevOps. Check out the second piece here. The fact that ‘Time is Money’ applies today, just as it did the past. In contemporary computing environments, business agility to address customer needs directly translates to the success of your company. This is where the emerging software development […]The post The Importance of DevOps When Deploying with AWS appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • The Measurable and Important Benefits of DevOps

    JG
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    This is the second piece in our ongoing 10 part series on DevOps. Check out the first piece here. It is said that what cannot be measured cannot be managed. But how do you measure behavior or mindset? Therein lies the challenge with measuring DevOps. Much more than a buzzword, DevOps is about a mindset […]The post The Measurable and Important Benefits of DevOps appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
  • Trust and Security Go Hand in Hand with Cloud Computing

    JG
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. Any legal information provided in this post should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship and readers should not act upon the information presented without first seeking legal counsel. The idiom “out of sight out of mind” is just as relevant […]The post Trust and Security Go Hand in Hand with Cloud Computing appeared first on Cloud Computing News.
 
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