Archive for the ‘VMware vSphere 7’ Category

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – how to install Microsoft Windows 11 with bypass the TPM 2.0 check

Freitag, Januar 14th, 2022

What is possible is to skip the TPM check during installation boot the VM from the DVD and try to install when the error screen is display press   SHIFT – F10

X:\> reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig
X:\> reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig /v ByPassTPMCheck /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

or with

X:\> regedit.exe

Exit the command shell with “exit” and close the setup windows by the red cross and it will restart now you are able to install Microsoft Windows 11

Linux version of Ransomware AvosLocker – targets VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 6.x/7.x)

Dienstag, Januar 11th, 2022

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – CD-ROM vulnerability (CVE-2021-22045) the workaround requires that all CD-ROM/DVD devices are disabled/disconnected on all running virtual machines

Freitag, Januar 7th, 2022

Microsoft Windows 11 – how to make your own virtual machine server with VMware ESXi

Sonntag, Dezember 12th, 2021

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – automated installation

Sonntag, November 28th, 2021

VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 3 – important information

Samstag, November 20th, 2021

   VMware vSphere Blog – after careful consideration we have removed the ESXi 7 Update 3 release from our Product Downloads site

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – historically SD cards or USB devices have been chosen to free up device bays and lower the cost of installing ESXi hosts

Mittwoch, November 17th, 2021

   VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – Boot Media Considerations and VMware Technical Guidance

VMware vCenter Server – Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2021-22048)

Samstag, November 13th, 2021

Resolution – none

Workaround (86292) – for CVE-2021-22048 is to switch to AD over LDAPS authentication/Identity Provider Federation for AD FS (vSphere 7.0 only) from Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA)

SanDisk MAX ENDURANCE microSD Card – is engineered not only for continuous recording and re-recording but also for continuous peace of mind for years to come

Mittwoch, Oktober 27th, 2021

No future for booting ESXi from USB in VMware home labs using max endurance microSD for ESXi 7.0U3 now

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) after updating to vSphere ESXi 7.0 Update 3

Montag, Oktober 25th, 2021

Symptoms:
Recent upgrade to ESXi 7.0.3 Build: 18644231
Thin provisioned virtual disks (VMDKs) residing on VMFS6 datastores may cause multiple hosts in an HA cluster to fail with a purple diagnostic screen

Resolution:
This is a known issue in VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0 Update 3 release currently there is no resolution. If you experience this issue please contact VMware support and reference this article

Workaround:
There are a few options that customers have to work around this issue. Please note that any of these workarounds will prevent the issue from happening customers only need to choose the workaround that is best for their situation

1. Revert to the previous version of ESXi that is not impacted by this concern  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1033604

2. Convert thin VMDKs to Thick or EZT provisioning
Determine the Virtual Disk Format and Convert a Virtual Disk from the Thin Provision Format to a Thick Provision Format
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-E8F50BEC-F575-4AB1-BC77-D9A13CDBDCF7.html

3. Disable TRIM/UNMAP in the Guest OS
Please consult OS documentation on how to adjust TRIM/UNMAP features for a complete understanding of the OS specific configurations needs. Note: functions and capabilities may vary across distributions and versions based on OS specifics

Microsoft Power BI Desktop – merging RVTools reports

Sonntag, Oktober 10th, 2021

   Microsoft Power BI Desktop – merging RVTools reports

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – installing or removing packages fails with „BOOTx64.EFI not found“ error

Freitag, Oktober 8th, 2021

   VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x) – installing or removing packages fails with „BOOTx64.EFI not found“ error

Python ransomware script targets ESXi server for encryption – because configuration errors rapidly escalated to a ransomware attack inside a virtual machine hypervisor

Mittwoch, Oktober 6th, 2021

  Securing the ESXi Hypervisor – by default the ESXi Shell and SSH services are not running and only the root user can log in to the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) if you decide to enable ESXi or SSH access you can set timeouts to limit the risk of unauthorized access

VMware has also published a list of best practices for administrators of their ESXi hypervisors on how to secure them and limit the attack surface on the hypervisor itself

MinIO – this short demonstration covers how to deploy manage and scale MinIO object storage directly from VMware using Kubernetes

Freitag, Oktober 1st, 2021

VMware vSphere 7.0 – extreme performance series understanding the Virtual Network Stack

Donnerstag, September 30th, 2021