Davoud Teimouri

Virtualization & Datacenter

Virtual Environments Vulnerability Assessment By GSM (OpenVAS) – Part 1

Vulnerability Assessment

In virtual environments, any vulnerability has affect on virtual infrastructure and those who get the service including internal and external services. So at least, any organization should have process to identifying vulnerabilities. Identifying vulnerabilities needs tools in IT infrastructure to scan devices, operating systems and applications and find vulnerabilities (Especially security vulnerabilities).

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New Release – Oracle Linux 7 Update 6

Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 is shipping with the below kernels:

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 5 (4.14.35-1818.3.3) for x86-64 and ARM
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (3.10.0-957) for x86-64 only
Note: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 5 is newest major version of UEK by Oracle and not a release of Linux Kernel, this kernel is based on the mainline Linux kernel version 4.14.35. Supporting 64-bit ARM (aarch64) architecture has been introduced with this version of UEK.

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HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)

HPE Service Pack For ProLiant (HPE SPP)

HPE has release “HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)” for production servers and it’s available to download. The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hpe.com/servers/spp/documentation.

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Operating System Level Virtualization (Part 2) – Implementations Comparison

Linux Container

These days, everyone knows what’s Cloud Computing and cloud based services are using for speedup deployment of organizations services. Operating System Level Virtualization or Containers helping system architectures and administrators to achieve the goals. There are many implementations for containers that today, those methods are compatible with different hardware architectures and operating system.

You may know that Unix has OS Level Virtualization from past years and this technology is very older than other virtualization such as Full Virtualization or Paravirtulization.

Full Virtualization (VMware ESXi, Hyper-V) and Paravirtualization (Xen, UML) provides different guest OS but there is no way to use different guest OS when you are using containers. Of curse, some solutions are under development.

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