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… Continue reading VMware vCenter Log4j Patches Available

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… Continue reading Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

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)… Continue reading VMware Log4j Vulnerabilities Confirmed

VMware vCenter Server Appliance: Sequence Wrong Size for a Certificate when replacing SSL Certificates

Hi! Just a quick one today. I was replacing a certificate for a customer’s VCSA today with one from their internal CA when I hit the error “Sequence Wrong Size for a Certificate”. To clarify, I had generated a CSR from the VCSA, requested the certificate from the CA, downloaded this and the certificate chain… Continue reading VMware vCenter Server Appliance: Sequence Wrong Size for a Certificate when replacing SSL Certificates

VMware vSphere 6.5 – End of General Support Changes

Hey everyone! VMware released some unexpected news yesterday regarding the end of support for vSphere & vCenter 6.5 and vSAN 6.5 & 6.6. These were both originally intended to reach End of General Support (EoGS) this year, on the 15th November 2021. VMware are now extending this general support window to the 15th October 2022,… Continue reading VMware vSphere 6.5 – End of General Support Changes

Flash Player’s End of Life is coming, are you aware of the consequences to administrating VMware?

Afternoon, if you’re working in IT then unless you’ve been living under a rock or wrecked your internet this Christmas, you’re most likely aware that Flash reached its long overdue end of life on the 31st December 2020. However, unless you’ve been reading the fine print, you may not be aware that Adobe seem to… Continue reading Flash Player’s End of Life is coming, are you aware of the consequences to administrating VMware?

Warning: vCSA 6.7 to 7.0 Upgrade via VAMI

Just a quick post if like me you’ve gone to patch vCenter via VAMI/port 5480 and found this: That’s right! A vCenter 6.7 system being presented a 7.0 update, it’s worth highlighting if you want proof you can’t patch to 7.0 from 6.7 this way, run the pre-update checks, it’ll tell you that this isn’t… Continue reading Warning: vCSA 6.7 to 7.0 Upgrade via VAMI

Handy Tip: Veeam Replication & vCenter VM Mac Conflict

Evening, I just wanted to write this quick blog post to help people who use Veeam to replicate their VMs on vCenter 6 U1B or newer. Apparently somewhere in the vCenter 6 lifeline it was decided that an alarm will trigger if a MAC address conflict was detected. I personally am all for this trigger… Continue reading Handy Tip: Veeam Replication & vCenter VM Mac Conflict