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Spectre NG (CVE-2018-3639 and CVE-2018-3640)

Spectre NG (CVE-2018-3639 and CVE-2018-3640)

A short wrapup to the latest Intel security leaks for VMware Administrators: CVE-2018-3639 aka Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), Variant 4 CVE-2018-3640 aka Rogue System Register Read (RSRE), Variant 3a. Once again we have to patch the whole stack: Update vCenter CPU Microcode (BIOS Update) VMware ESXi Hypervisor Patch Check if the new CPU flags are mapped to a new VM All VMs – Shutdown and start (reboot is not enough!) Update Guest OS Get some hints about EVC-Mode and how…

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Configure Huawei Ultrapath with PowerCli

Configure Huawei Ultrapath with PowerCli

The last days we got two new All-Flash Storage Systems. These systems can present LUNs in a Metro-Cluster fashion. So I got the challenge to configure the Storage Plugin UltraPath from Huawei. In the manual from Huawei is explained how to configure the settings with esxcli on the ESXi-Host. That’s fine, but not enough ūüėČ We want to configure this with PowerCli to easily manage more than one Host.  

Got a PSOD? Check which VMs restarted by HA!

Got a PSOD? Check which VMs restarted by HA!

We design highly redundant Datacenters, Clusters, Storage Systems and even Networks, but in the end we still have some unplaned outages :/ This week we had a defect Memory DIMM that caused a PSOD on one ESXi Host. HA restarted the VMs fine, but we want to know quickly which VMs restarted. Check out a PowerCLI one liner to find the restarted VMs!

PowerCLI is now available on OSX and Linux too!

PowerCLI is now available on OSX and Linux too!

I was very happy to see¬†Luc Dekens and¬†Alan Renouf @VMworld¬†Session¬†#INF8092R. And I was¬†even more happy to see PowerCLI is becoming available¬†on other Platforms like OSX and Linux too. At the moment¬†it’s “only” a Fling, but this is quite sure only the beginning. Get the Fling PowerCLI Core¬†at¬†https://labs.vmware.com/flings/powercli-core

Is the SSH-Service on your ESXi disabled?

Is the SSH-Service on your ESXi disabled?

In times like these, where daily security leaks are¬†published, it’s time to check some basics. Run the following PowerCLI Script to see if¬†the SSH-Service is running and disable it!

Enjoy ūüėČ

Get all the VMworld 2016 Sessions

Get all the VMworld 2016 Sessions

Updated:¬†The Sessions US are no more available on¬†this way, but the EU ūüėČ You want all the Sessions from VMworld 2016? First, you have to download this¬†raw_download_urls¬†File.¬†In this file the URL’s are listed. Now, download the MP4-Files in PowerShell ūüėČ

Enjoy¬†!      

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