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vmx.reboot.PowerCycle Makes CPU Vulnerability Remediation Easy

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The biggest issue with remediating CPU vulnerabilities in a virtual environment is that, in most cases, the virtual machines must be power cycled. Not just rebooted but powered off and then back on. To help our customers get this done easily VMware has added the vmx.reboot.PowerCycle advanced parameter to vSphere which automates this process. Why Read more...
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

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It’s October so in the US it’s officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As the US CERT website states, “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more Read more...
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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG & VMware vSphere

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Many of our security-conscious readers are familiar with DISA STIGs, the Security Technical Information Guides that the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes. These guides are wonderful in that they bridge the gap between compliance frameworks and infrastructure implementations. Compliance frameworks rarely specify what to do on & to an operating system to be Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 4 Recap

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Day 4 at VMworld US 2019 is over, and so closes the Solutions Exchange. There was a party, though, with the inimitable Billy Idol and OneRepublic, and a good time was had by all. Notable Announcements & News This week was front-loaded with announcements, and there is amazing coverage of it throughout the tech industry Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 3 Recap

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Day 3 at VMworld US 2019… half way over! Lots of excitement today as well, following up on the announcements from Monday. There was also excitement at the end of the day in Moscone West when the power went out, providing an opportunity for presenters to demonstrate their LOUD speaking skills! Notable Announcements & News Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 2 Recap

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Day 2 at VMworld US 2019… This pretty much sums it up: I covered @VMware in some capacity for over 12 years as an analyst. Been to many @VMworld’s as a consequence as well as in my current role. I believe that when all is said and done, #VMworld2019 will be the most impactful one Read more...
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VMworld US 2019 – Day 1 Recap

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Day 1 of VMworld US 2019 has been a great start to the conference this year. Though it was Sunday, there were workshops, Hands-on Labs, and the annual Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange which had plenty of tasty snacks and beverages. It was also TAM Day, where customers with Technical Account Managers could attend special Read more...
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Security is a Team Sport

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There’s a growing idea in the greater VMware community that the role of the Virtualization Infrastructure Administrator (VI Admin) is changing. If you’ve been to a VMware User Group conference recently you will have seen & heard talks on this, how VI Admins are being asked to do new things and being offered opportunities outside of Read more...
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Test Drive vSphere Platinum!

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Did you know that VMware has multiple ways to test and try out products in easy-to-use, flexible, and low-stress ways? VMware Test Drive First, the VMware Test Drive program gives you access to most VMware products in a preconfigured, easy-to-use hosted environment with as much or as little guidance as you’d like. Everything is installed, Read more...
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vSphere Security at Security Field Day 2

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VMware was proud to continue our decade-long relationship with Tech Field Day by hosting the delegates of Security Field Day 2 (#XFD2) on June 20, 2019, sharing with them both the overall strategy for security in VMware products as well as very specific technical discussions around vSphere, vSphere Platinum, VMware AppDefense, and VMware WorkspaceOne. There Read more...