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Is Your On-Premises Existence Under Scrutiny? VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Offers a Solution

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For many IT teams and organizations, maintaining an on-premises infrastructure has become an increasing challenge. The introduction of the public cloud, along with the wholesale perception that running workloads in the public cloud is less expensive and provides an equivalent environment for previously on-premises workloads have captured significant attention. While the popularity of the public Read more...
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Good Security Thrives in Simplicity

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(This post is a collaboration between Carlos Phoenix, Senior Compliance and Cyber Risk Solutions Strategist, and Bob Plankers, Technical Marketing Architect, and is first in a series of articles discussing the relationship between compliance, security, and complexity.) As we work to add security to our systems we often use different security protocols. A protocol is Read more...
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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

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vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then Read more...
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Update to Guidance on VMware vSphere & Microsoft AD LDAP (ADV190023)

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Customers who are using Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as an authentication source for VMware vSphere and other VMware products have been tracking the announcements from Microsoft that the March 2020 Windows Updates would change the default behavior of the Active Directory LDAP services. We tested vSphere and documented the effects of the changes with a blog Read more...
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Managing Content Library Subscriptions

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In a recent blog post, we covered Creating and Using Content Library in vSphere 6.7. Continuing along that path we will go over subscribing to a publisher Content Library to access shared content. When you create a subscription for a local Content Library, the result is a Subscribed Library. Subscribed library content is distributed when the subscriber Read more...
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vSphere & Intel CPU Vulnerabilities: CacheOut & Vector Register Sampling

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Intel Corporation has released security advisory INTEL-SA-00329, in which they disclose new CPU vulnerabilities present in their CPU product families (L1D Eviction Sampling, aka “CacheOut,” and Vector Register Sampling). Intel has disclosed these issues but has not yet provided new CPU microcode that resolves or mitigates the issues. VMware ships CPU microcode updates as part Read more...
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Creating and Using Content Library

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Content Library has evolved quite a bit since its inception in vSphere 6.0. Some of that evolution has brought new ways to accomplish tasks as well as new features. One of the newest additions as of late is new cmdlets for Content Library management via PowerCLI, available in version 11.5.0. This blog will guide you through Read more...
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vSphere Signing Certificate Expiry – What You Need To Know

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Why Do We Sign? To guarantee the security of your download, VMware releases are cryptographically signed. The certificate used to sign legacy releases of software expires at the end of December 2019. For some time now, we have been dual signing releases with the replacement certificate and the legacy certificate. Soon releases be will signed Read more...

Explore vSphere + Bitfusion – The Future of AI & ML

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We’re back with another vSphere Tweet Chat recap! In this edition, we explore vSphere and Bitfusion, and what this integration means for the future of AI and ML. To answer all of your questions, experts Jim Brogan (@brogan_record) and Don Sullivan (@dfsulliv) joined us to share the inside scoop. They answered some tough questions, and Read more...
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VMware vSphere & Microsoft LDAP Channel Binding & Signing (ADV190023)

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Update (2/6/2020): On February 4, 2020 Microsoft changed their guidance for the March 2020 Windows Updates to indicate that the defaults will NOT be changing in that update. https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV190023 We are leaving this post active as a reference but will prune the comments to flag and/or reduce unsupported & dangerous advice and discussion. We continue Read more...