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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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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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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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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...
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Blast From The Past: Where We’ve Come From

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) We’ve made it! By the time this blog post goes live it will be 2020 Read more...
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Eventful Year for vSphere: Top Blog Posts of 2019

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) We’re in the home stretch, with mere hours until the end of the decade. To Read more...
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VMware Enjoys VMworld

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) One of the big milestones every year in the VMware ecosystem is “VMworld Season.” The Read more...
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VMware Believes In Africa

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) (As part of this series we wanted to highlight the work going on as part Read more...
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VMware Believes In Our Users

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) We at VMware take a lot of pride in what our platforms enable our customers Read more...
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The Darkest Sides of vSphere

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) In our post “The Lightest Sides of vSphere” we talked a lot about retrospection and Read more...