Davoud Teimouri

Virtualization & Datacenter

Category: VMware

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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VMware Security Advisory – June 2016 – 1

VMware Security Advisory VMware has released two security advisories about NSX and vRealize Log Insight: Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0007 VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:    VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability   Issue date:  2016-06-09 Updated on:  2016-06-09 (Initial Advisory) CVE number:  CVE-2016-2079   1. Summary      VMware NSX and […]

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VMware Security Advisory May-June 2016

VMware has announced some security advisories about VMware products and the security advisories addresses the security issues. VMSA-2016-0006 VMware Security Advisory   Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0006 Synopsis:    VMware vCenter Server updates address an important cross-site              scripting issue   Issue date:  2016-05-24 Updated on:  2016-05-24 (Initial Advisory) CVE number:  CVE-2016-2078 […]

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VMware Client Integration Plugin – Critical Security Issue

Critical security issue is detected on VMware Client Integration Plugin (To access a virtual machine’s console in the vSphere Web Client, you must install the Client Integration Plug-in) and VMware released a security advisory (VMSA-2016-0004) about this security issue. The below products have been affected by this issue: vCenter Server 6 before 6 U2 vCenter […]

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HPE Custom Image for VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2

VMware vSphere 6 Update 2 has been released by VMware past days and now, HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) customized ESXi image has been released for HP servers. You can download it form this link: HPE Custom Image for VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 Another vendors also released their customized image, you can download the images from […]

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CVE-2015-7547: glibc getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow

VMware has published new KB about “CVE-2015-7547: glibc getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow” and all VMware Datacenter products have been affected. There is no fix for ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0 and VMware engineers are preparing new patch for addressing this issue. You can find more information on this link: 2144032 Update: The new ESXi patch has […]

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vSphere HA virtual machine monitoring action

When you enabled HA on a clster, some definition alarm will be activated. “vSphere HA virtual machine monitoring action” is one of them, this alarm has two triggers: vSphere HA enabled VM reset with screenshot. vSphere HA is resetting VM. These are useful alarms for troubleshooting and know, what was happened for a virtual machines during fail-over. Also you […]

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Optimizing HP BIOS Settings For VMware vSphere

Achieving best performance on ESXi by HP ProLiant servers needs to change some default configuration on HP RBSU (ROM-Based Setup Utility) or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). Some of the configurations have been mentioned on “Performance Best Practices for. VMware vSphere” but some them not mentioned. You can change the below configuration to achieve best performance […]

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HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3) – ESXi VM’s Showing 100% CPU Usage While Host CPU is Low

If you have read HP or VMware documents about power management on ProLiant servers, both have suggested that configure power management to Static High Performance. I did it on all my ESXi servers and everything was good. But I have performance problem on some of G7 servers, I have checked all factors but I couldn’t […]

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