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  • VMware releases first ShellShock patch

    VMware releases first ShellShock patch

    Published October 1, 2014 by -- One Comment

    A few hours ago, VMware released the first fix for the shellshock bug. The fix is for vCenter Log Insight 2.0. We expect patches for other products to be available soon. The list of products to patch is not the shortest one, there is a lot to patch.  The patch for Log Insight is called read more

  • VMware and ShellShock bug – What it means for you

    VMware and ShellShock bug – What it means for you

    Published September 30, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    The internet is in a twist. A bug in BASH recently has been published. It’s called ShellShock, like the disorder soldiers suffered from in WW1. This bug has been there for a long time, but nobody knew. Apparently it’s the oldest bug known to date in a module or program. It even ...

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  • Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability

    Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability

    Published September 26, 2014 by -- No Comments

    A brand new vulnerability has been discovered that will have widespread impacts. Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability.  The vulnerability, known as Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271 and read more

  • Translate VMware Workspace Portal

    Translate VMware Workspace Portal

    Published September 24, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY VMWARE IN ANY WAY. DON’T DO OR USE THIS IN YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT If you are like me, and want everything exactly the way you want it, then customizing colors and images just isn’t enough. Even the language should be set as you want it. VMw ...

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  • VMware Fling – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client

    VMware Fling – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client

    Published September 24, 2014 by -- One Comment

    VMware released a new fling called ‘PowerActions for vSphere Web Client’ which integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client. In short, PowerAction can now run PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts from ...

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  • Top VMware Horizon support issues

    Top VMware Horizon support issues

    Published September 23, 2014 by -- One Comment

    VMware’s Support Insider, Rick Blythe, has put together a great list of the top VMware Horizon support issues by studying the support trends and identifyin ...

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  • Graphic workload testing with Login VSI

    Graphic workload testing with Login VSI

    Published September 22, 2014 by -- No Comments

    Last week Floris van der Berg, an R&D engineer at Login VSI, blogged about testing graphic workloads with Login VSI. More and more companies want to use graphics software in their virtual environment. But, before you implement it throughout your complete organization, you want to test ...

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  • vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

    vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

    Published September 18, 2014 by -- One Comment

    vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance. Often when designing an infrastructure there is a choice to be made between the two options. Go for the easy and fast to deploy appliance or go for the scalable and flexible installation. Where with the previous version of ESX before version 5. ...

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  • StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

    StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

    Published September 18, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    With both VMware and Microsoft developing software based storage solutions, we started to wonder what kind of edge a product like StarWind still would have on these solutions. When we asked StarWind, ...

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  • Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

    Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

    Published September 17, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Sifting through the marketing hype from VMware and Microsoft regarding their “server-side software-defined storage models” can be almost as challenging as understanding the underlying technical issues that software-defined storage seeks to solve. What is needed is a clear heade ...

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  • VMware releases first ShellShock patch
  • VMware and ShellShock bug – What it means for you
  • Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability
  • Translate VMware Workspace Portal
  • VMware Fling – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client
  • Top VMware Horizon support issues
  • Graphic workload testing with Login VSI
  • vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance
  • StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V
  • Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

VMware releases first ShellShock patch

A few hours ago, VMware released the first fix for the shellshock bug. The fix is for vCenter Log Insight 2.0. We expect patches for other products to be available soon. The list of products to patch is not the shortest one, there is a lot to patch.  The patch for Log Insight is called VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Update 1 and can be found here. Want more info on ShellShock and why you should patch? Check out our article over here! Status of Shellshock patches [ … ]

VMware and ShellShock bug – What it means for you

The internet is in a twist. A bug in BASH recently has been published. It’s called ShellShock, like the disorder soldiers suffered from in WW1. This bug has been there for a long time, but nobody knew. Apparently it’s the oldest bug known to date in a module or program. It even has a greater impact than the Heartbleed bug in SSL a couple of months ago. Should you worry for your VMware infrastructure? Yes and no. BASH Bug First of all, for all of you who are not very familiar with BASH and what it is; BASH or the [ … ]

Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability

A brand new vulnerability has been discovered that will have widespread impacts. Trend Micro to help tackle Shellshock vulnerability.  The vulnerability, known as Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169), is found in Bash, the dominant shell for Unix and Linux (default), and can also be found in Mac OS X, some Windows server deployments, and even Android. It enables remote code injection of arbitrary commands without authentication, which can then allow malicious code execution that could be used to take over an operating system, access confidential data, or set the stage for future attacks. [ … ]

Translate VMware Workspace Portal

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY VMWARE IN ANY WAY. DON’T DO OR USE THIS IN YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT If you are like me, and want everything exactly the way you want it, then customizing colors and images just isn’t enough. Even the language should be set as you want it. VMware released version 2.1 of their Workspace Portal recently and Workspace Portal comes in a couple languages: English German French Japanese Chinese (simplified) For customers that don’t speak one of the languages above, or just want to present the portal in their native language, there is no other option [ … ]

VMware Fling – PowerActions for vSphere Web Client

VMware released a new fling called ‘PowerActions for vSphere Web Client’ which integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client. In short, PowerAction can now run PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts from the Web Client! How does it work? PowerActions is a  vSphere Web Client Plugin that allows users to run PowerCLI scripts from the vSphere Web Client interface. These commands are sent to a separate machine running PowerCLI and the PowerActions software. The PowerActions Plugin includes two menu items on the homepage of the Web Client as well as a PowerCLI menubar item [ … ]

Top VMware Horizon support issues

VMware’s Support Insider, Rick Blythe, has put together a great list of the top VMware Horizon support issues by studying the support trends and identifying the top issues driving calls into the VMware support centers. So if you are a VMware Horizon admin or implementer supporting a single or various Horizon environments check out these awesome tips and tricks! This should help you avoid issues that many of others have reported. This list is hand picked by our View Support Engineers. Keep this list handy. VMware Horizon View trending issues by product version (2089340) Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual [ … ]

Graphic workload testing with Login VSI

Last week Floris van der Berg, an R&D engineer at Login VSI, blogged about testing graphic workloads with Login VSI. More and more companies want to use graphics software in their virtual environment. But, before you implement it throughout your complete organization, you want to test the scalability and usability of it. From the blog: Because of the many complexities, we decided not to create a graphical workload, but to instead provide a customizable graphical testing framework which can use any graphical application with different visualization modes, models and frame rate requirements. By providing a “template” graphics workload–which contains only [ … ]

vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance

vCenter Server: Installable versus Appliance. Often when designing an infrastructure there is a choice to be made between the two options. Go for the easy and fast to deploy appliance or go for the scalable and flexible installation. Where with the previous version of ESX before version 5.5 the vCenter Server appliance was limited, when using the embedded database, to environments of up to 5 ESXi hosts and 50 virtual machines. Now that the maximum is raised to 100 supported ESXi hosts and 3000 supported VMs you have a new viable choice to go for the appliance with the internal [ … ]

StarWind compared to VMware and Hyper-V

With both VMware and Microsoft developing software based storage solutions, we started to wonder what kind of edge a product like StarWind still would have on these solutions. When we asked StarWind, they quickly replied with a couple of feature comparison documents. These documents point out some features in which StarWind still has a benefit over the products from VMware and Microsoft. StarWind compared to VMware In the document for VMware the comparison is made to VMware VSA and VMware vSAN. I left the VMware VSA comparison out of this article because it is End-of-life (EOL).  StarWind VMware vSAN Minimal # of nodes [ … ]

Webinar: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk

Sifting through the marketing hype from VMware and Microsoft regarding their “server-side software-defined storage models” can be almost as challenging as understanding the underlying technical issues that software-defined storage seeks to solve. What is needed is a clear headed analysis of the storage challenges created by virtual server computing, the benefits and limitations of competing software-defined approaches to addressing them, and what alternatives exist that might provide highly available and scalable storage capacity in a business-savvy way. Live Webinar: Software-Defined Storage Architecture: Optimizing Business Value and Minimizing Risk in Microsoft/VMware Storage Strategies Tuesday, September 24, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 [ … ]