External, VMWare vSphere

L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) – VMware vSphere patches — vInfrastructure Blog

The L1 Terminal Fault (aka Foreshadow) bug is another speculative execution side channel attack that affect Intel Core processors and Intel Xeon processors only. For VMware vSphere there are some patches available as described in this document: VMSA-2018-0020. All patches have been released on August, 14th 2018. VMware Product Product Version Running On Severity Replace_with/Apply_Patch Build…

via L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) – VMware vSphere patches — vInfrastructure Blog

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External, Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV – Change Virtual Network For Multiple VMs — VCDX56

About 1.5 years ago I wrote a blog post about how to Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Network Placement. This blog post is similar but the major difference is that you can virtual network for multiple VMs same time. This his is not a UI feature, it’s a script me and my colleague Art Perkins created a…

via Nutanix AHV – Change Virtual Network For Multiple VMs — VCDX56

External, VMWare vSphere

Warning “esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated” after installing ESXi patches. — Kalle’s playground

This warning may appear after installing patches contained in release ESXi650-201808001 (14 Aug 2018) and you have not updated your vCenter Server. After upgrade of vCenter Server you will see a following warning – “This host is potentially vulnerable to issues described in CVE-2018-3646, please refer to https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55636 for details and VMware recommendations.” Link to KB55636 […]

via Warning “esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated” after installing ESXi patches. — Kalle’s playground

External, General

Sneakernet at Cloud Scale: My New Portable Drive Google Transfer Appliance — Virtuwise

Before apps were available in the cloud, or delivered through virtual desktops, IT pro’s would go from desk to desk, sometimes after hours to install a new app for a user or move data off their desktop over to a new system. We had our trusty portable drive and sometimes USB stick but above all…

via Sneakernet at Cloud Scale: My New Portable Drive Google Transfer Appliance — Virtuwise

External, General

Visualizing the Conceptual Model for IT Architecture — TECHNICLOUD

I have previously written about putting together the conceptual model with logical and physical design; however, I want to dig a little deeper into the conceptual model. The conceptual model categorizes the assessment findings into requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks: Business requirements are provided by key stakeholders and the goal of every solution is to achieve […]

via Visualizing the Conceptual Model for IT Architecture — TECHNICLOUD

External, Nutanix

Nutanix announces the intent to acquire Frame — vInfrastructure Blog

Nutanix has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mainframe2, Inc. (“Frame”), a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Frame is a true pay-as-you-go EUC cloud platform — you are charged for infrastructure that you actually used. Compare this to…

via Nutanix announces the intent to acquire Frame — vInfrastructure Blog