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VMware Cloud Director CVE-2020-3956 – My Worst Nightmare Realized!

Before anything else… if you haven’t patched your Cloud Director installations as per the below table… do it now! Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed_Version Workarounds Additional Documentation VMware Cloud Director 10.1.0 Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 N/A N/A Not affected N/A N/A vCloud Director 10.0.x Linux, PhotonOS appliance CVE-2020-3956 8.8 Important 10.0.0.2 […] Read More

vForum Online 2020 – Save The Date!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m writing about an event that is being held online… especially in this very moment in time. 2020 is the year of the virtual! Though in this case, the VMware vForum Online Spring evet is one of those online events that hasn’t been put together directly in response […] Read More

Innovation… Technical Acceleration has begun!

We are currently experiencing a period of Technical Acceleration. The current situation has forced businesses and people to modify their behaviors and pivot to new ways to do things to cope with the restrictions put in place to help bring things under control, specifically related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Like other times of global […] Read More

Zoombomb! Security for Zoom Learnt the Hard Way…Again!

The world is a very different place today… in fact it’s a very different place to what it was just two weeks ago. During this forced working from home situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, workers, friends and family have been forced to go digital to keep up social interactions. The messaging platform that has […] Read More

v10 for Service Providers – vCloud Director 10.0 Support and Self Service Portal Enhancements

Veeam Backup & Replication v10 has been Generally Available since mid Feburary and last week I posted a What’s in it for Service Providers overview blog post. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and enhancements in v10 as it related to our Veeam Cloud and Service Providers. As mentioned each new […] Read More

COVID-19 – Impact, Working from Home Tips and some Thoughts on the Mass Hysteria

The world has lost its proverbial you know what! We are living through a historic event, triggered by the fear of the unknown. That unknown is the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s caused mass hysteria all around the world the likes of which recent generations haven’t really experienced. Societies general reaction to this has been concerning… and […] Read More

Quick Post: Visual Studio Code is now my Default SSH Client and Linux file Editor!

Visual Studio Code has become my default tool for almost everything I do these days when tinkering with automation and Infrastructure as Code. It’s also my default PowerShell editor and I have learnt to use the powerful plugins/modules that are made available through the Visual Studio Market Place Extension Library. It has come a long […] Read More

2020 – Flying Cars, Automation, Uranium and not Playing to Win!

  Hard to believe we are already almost half way through January and the year is 2020! I remember back to when I was a kid, or even a teenager and how long a year seems to take. Now that I am into my 41st year I realize that proportionality speaking, one year out of […] Read More

2019 Year of Travel – Past the Moon and Back!

This year was my third full year working for Veeam and my role being global, requires me to travel to locations and events where my team presents content and engages with technical and social communities. We also travel to various Veeam related training and enablement events throughout the year as well as customer and partner […] Read More

Important ESXi 6.0 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the […] Read More

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