Archive for category virtualization

My First 60 Days – Juniper Networks

When I first graduated college and lived as a professional in the big city, I worked in technical support at Bay Networks. I will never forget my experience and subsequently, Nortel. It was an amazing place with incredible people and I was happy there. Truly happy. But Nortel was going under and I needed to […]

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vShield / vCloud Networking and Security App – Excluding VMs

This blog is specifically for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.x… I would definitely say that the number one question I get regarding vCloud Networking and Security is with regard to vShield App and all the things you can (and can not) do with it. One of the questions that I recently got was regarding […]

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VMware Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide

VMware recently released the Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide. This whitepaper was written to assist with the additional components that an administrator may choose to implement on the hardened virtual appliances. You see VMware created a hardened virtual appliance “by embedding the technical requirements of the STIG in the design”. What the heck am I […]

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November’s Important VMware Security Links

Needless to say, my life has been crazy since joining VMware. My ability to update this site has been falling behind as I work on some amazing projects. I even took over the VMware Public Sector Blog.What I noticed today when I updated the Public Sector site because of a tweet I sent out, was […]

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PCI DSS and VMware

As much as I try to keep Security and Compliance separate because as you know, security and compliance are two totally different things, there are exceptions. You also know, compliance can sometimes help with regard to security. The number one standard where this is true is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards or also known […]

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VMworld Hands on Lab – vCloud Hybrid Service

For the past couple of weeks, I have had the joy of working on the VMworld 2013 Hands on Lab with some amazing people. My Co-Captains on lab HBD-1302 are Eric Hammersley (@erichammersley) and Raj Jethnani (@rajtech). Our lab is focused on vCloud Hybrid Service and of course includes security. Although I have done other […]

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Securing the DMZ with vCloud Networking and Security

I am all about sharing information that I find incredibly beneficial. This document that VMware has just released is one of those incredible beneficial documents. Lately, it seems like this is the number one “issue” that customers are constantly asking me about… and rightfully so. There has always been a concern regarding virtualizing a DMZ […]

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VMworld 2013 – Voting and HoL

This will be my first year at VMworld as a VMworld employee. I am excited about the experience and wondering if it will feel any different. Technically I will be at VMworld because of the Hands on Labs. I through my hat into the ring because that’s just what I do. Right now it looks […]

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vCAC and Multi-Tenancy

Often times for me multi-tenancy is a topic of discussion. The customer wants to build an environment, an apartment building that many people reside in and yet everyone thinks they live there alone. None of the residents are quite sure how big the house is. All they know is that they have their own door […]

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VMware vSphere Security 5.1

Starting this new role at VMware, I have found some amazing documents and I wanted to make sure they got to you. One of these documents is vSphere Security (link provided below via the image). This document is focused on securing VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi for 5.1. This document is great and since […]

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