Veeam: Storage Snapshots & VMware vSphere Boot from SAN – A Cautionary Tale
Using Veeam’s Storage Snapshot functionality alongside VMware ESXi’s Boot from SAN capabilities can really cause problems. In this blog post I dive into why this can cause issues and the simple fix for them.
Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2023
Times change, and software changes with them, until it’s no longer supported. At any point, a patch to an operating system, a .NET framework update, or anything else really, could end up with the software no longer being backed up properly, or not working at all in production. Without valid support there’s no process to…
VMware vSphere & vSAN 8 General Availability Release Date Revised
With VMware’s release of vSphere & vSAN 8.0 imminent, VMware have made an announcement to amend the timeframe to allow themselves more quality assurance time. Read on to see more about the VMware lifecycle and how you can prepare for vSphere & vSAN 8.0.
Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V
If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!
VMware vSphere+ & vSAN+ Announced
Today VMware have announced vSphere+ & vSAN+, but what are they? In this blog post I’ll take you through some of the key new features and FAQs of these new products.
Critical VMware Vulnerability: VMSA-2022-0014
VMware recently released information regarding VMSA-2022-0014, a critical authentication bypass & privilege escalation vulnerability for multiple products. In this blog post, I’ve collated some key information to swiftly identify if you’re impacted, as well as calling out must know information around remediation.
VMware vCenter Log4j Patches Available
As of yesterday, VMware released the vCenter Log4j fixes for releases 6.5 and 6.7 of both their vCenter Server Appliance and vCenter Server (for Windows). Combined with the previously released vCenter 7.0 patch, VMware now offer complete protection against the currently disclosed Log4j vulnerabilities within the VMware vCenter product. What version do I need? Depending…
Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022
After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with…
VMware Log4j Vulnerabilities Confirmed
I don’t often dedicate a blog post to a particular security vulnerability, but since it has scored a perfect 10 CVE rating, it’s important to be aware ASAP. VMware have identified multiple products that utilise the Apache technology that are vulnerable to the Log4j vulnerability. What is this “Log4j” vulnerability? A Remote Code Execution (RCE)…
VMware Workstation Pro 16 for Linux – Unable to Compile modules
So I recently revived an old laptop to run Ubuntu and the first thing I installed was VMware Workstation. When first starting VMware Workstation I was asked to compile the vmmon and vmnet modules. Unfortunately, it failed, when reviewing the output (stored within the /tmp/ folder) I found the following key lines (collated below): The…