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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Grey Screen of Death – ESXi 5.X Installation

As I was working on upgrading my home lab to ESXi 5.5, I kept running into a problem. To give you some feedback, I was using Fusion 6.0 on my MacBook Pro. The ESXi 5.5 software was locally on the Mac and I was attempting to install it on a USB drive. Note that I […]

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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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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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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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Security vSpecialist June 2012 Newsletter

Within the larger EMC vSpecialist team we have individual focus groups. The focus group that I am a part of is the security focus group. Shocking I know. Each month we try to get out a newsletter that gets sent to all vSpecialists. This newsletter identifies key events that have happened in the news, important […]

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VAAI Integration … File and Block for EMC

Although this isn’t about security, it is about virtualization and it is information that I was looking for… AND I am all about sharing …. I wanted to post this as a “one pager” of the capabilities of EMC arrays and VMware VAAI and where we stand today on March 21, 2012 vSphere 4.1 primitives […]

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