Davoud Teimouri

Virtualization & Datacenter

Category: VMware

[News]: VMware Tools HGFS Vulnerability

VMware Tools HGFS Out-Of-Bounds Read Vulnerability VMware Tools contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in HGFS. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on guest VMs. Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing must be enabled. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures […]

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[Free Tools]: VMware Logon Monitor

Free Tools

VMware Logon Monitor monitors Windows user logons and reports a wide variety of performance metrics intended to help administrators, support staff, and developers troubleshoot slow logon performance. Metrics include, but are not limited to, logon time, CPU/memory usage, and network connection speed. VMware Logon Monitor also receives metrics from other VMware products which provide even more clues about what is happening during the logon flow.

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[Review]: vSphere 6.5 Update 2

vCenter 6.5 Update 2

Today, VMware has announced vSphere 6.5 U2 with lot of new features and fixes on components specially on ESXi and vCenter. vSphere 6.5 U2 has some new features that backported from vSphere 6.7 . VMware recommended upgrading vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6, 6.5, so vSphere 6.5 U2 is good choice for upgrade virtual infrastructure with less impact, because many hardware that supporting vSphere 5.5, don’t compatible with vSphere 6.7 . Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 Update 2 from vSphere 5.5 requires a minimum version of vSphere 5.5 Update 3b prior to performing the upgrade.

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[How To]: Change Linux IP Address via PowerCLI

PowerCLI

How To Change Linux IP Address via PowerCLI There is some reason that you want to change IP address on virtual machines as an example, moving virtual machines to a new VLAN or port-group or moving them to another site or replicate virtual machine to an offsite recovery site. Changing IP on machines one by […]

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[PowerCLI]: Change Local Account Password on ESXi

PowerCLI

Change Local Account Password Usually, administrators using same password on all servers for easier management and there is some security reasons to change the password periodically such as defining an expire time for password or when one of members is left company. Changing user’s password or many users password on a single host is too […]

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VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation – Security Vulnerabilities

Security Vulnerabilities There is some security vulnerabilities that some VMware’s products are affected by those. The below VMware’s products are affected by the security vulnerabilities: VMware ESXi (ESXi) VMware vCenter Server VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion) VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation) Problems Description Out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA VMware ESXi, Workstation & Fusion contain an out-of-bounds […]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1

vSphere 6.5

New Release – VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is generally available for download. All previous patches (5 patches) are rolled to this update. There is some new guest OS that the guests are added to supported guest list such as Windows Server 2016, CentOS 6.9, RHEL 7.3.5 and Ubuntu 17.04. Now, it’s […]

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ESXi host fails with a PSOD due to an Intel Virtualization Technology!

I have read a KB on VMware Knowledge Base and it says that an Intel Virtualization Technology can be cause of PSOD. This is little funny because ESXi will be affected by wide range of Intel Xeon processor family: Intel® Xeon® Processor 55xx Series Intel® Xeon® Processor 56xx Series Intel® Xeon® Processor 65xx Series Intel® […]

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System Center 2016 Integration Pack for VMware vSphere

System Center 2016

Introduction The Integration Pack for VMware vSphere is an add-on for System Center 2016 – Orchestrator that enables you to connect System Center Orchestrator to your VMware vSphere server to automate actions in VMware vSphere to enable full management of the virtualized computing infrastructure The Integration Pack is very useful for administrators, who have mixed […]

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VMSA-2016-0015 – VMware Horizon View updates address directory traversal vulnerability

VMware has published important advisory security about VMware Horizon View and it’s recommended update your View servers to the new versions. Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0015 Severity:    Important Synopsis:    VMware Horizon View updates address directory traversal vulnerability Issue date:  2016-10-06 Updated on:  2016-10-06 (Initial Advisory) CVE number:  CVE-2016-7087 Summary VMware Horizon View updates address directory traversal vulnerability. […]

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Security vulnerability CVE-2016-0701, Horizon 6 and Horizon Client

VMware has released a KB (Security vulnerability CVE-2016-0701, Horizon 6 and Horizon Client-2145144) for customers that they are using VMware Horizon 6 about security issue on OpenSSL. OpenSSL 1.0.2 through 1.0.2e contain the vulnerability CVE-2016-0701 (see https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-0701 for more information). This vulnerability can be exploited when DHE cipher suites are used. Note that ECDHE cipher suites […]

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ESXi Virtual Appliance

As you may know, you can install hypervisors on virtual machines for testing purpose. When you had installed ESXi on virtual machine, you did nesting virtualization. But think about installation process, any installation needs around 20 minutes and if you cloned a ESXi machine, it will be not worked properly on other virtual machine and […]

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