My first vExpert

 

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I am honored and excited about being a first time vExpert. (1) Thank you to Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team.

For those of you that aren’t familiar,

“the VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year in determining who gets awards.” (2) Continue reading “My first vExpert”

VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX from OVA/OVF

Why Scott? Why?

Why not just use VMware Workstation or ESXi? In this use case it was 50% laziness,  as I had just reinstalled the laptop and would need to install VMware Workstation and 50% just to play with Hyper-V. This wasn’t something production. I just wanted a quick WordPress lab environment that I could wipe out when I was done. I didn’t want to install VMware Workstation, spin up a VM, and install & configure WordPress. Enter the laziness part. Enter Bitnami. Continue reading “VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX from OVA/OVF”

Information Firehose – My RSS Feeds, Public OPMLs, My Twitter Lists, and the Blog Roll in HTML all on one page.

I’ve consolidated my RSS Feeds, Public OPMLs, Twitter Lists, and Blog Roll in HTML all on one page the > Information Firehose Page

By Category!

AWS, Cisco, Citrix , DevOPs, DevProgramming, DFIR, Exchange, LinuxBSD, MalwareReversing, Microsoft, NeedSorting (Yes, this is a category), NetScaler,  Network, Podcast, PowerShell, Security, SecurityAwareness, Storage, Technology, Virtualization, VMware, YouTube, and Archived. Continue reading “Information Firehose – My RSS Feeds, Public OPMLs, My Twitter Lists, and the Blog Roll in HTML all on one page.”

A Tale from the Trench – E1000/VMXnet3

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A silent killer

Was it a disaster situation? A 0-day? or a data center fire? Nope, not a flashy problem or even a spectacular firestorm.

It was a simple change

An inadvertent change of a Microsoft Server 2012 R2 VMware template’s NIC from VMXNET3 to E1000. Effectively reducing the NIC bandwidth from 10Gb to 1Gb as well as other benefits of using the VMXNET3 driver over the emulated driver of the E10oo. This went unnoticed and affected ~50 VM’s. Continue reading “A Tale from the Trench – E1000/VMXnet3”

My List of RSS Feeds: Updated, Sorted, and Culled

When I take sips from the Information Firehose, a large portion of it comes from the hydrant that is RSS. So today instead of sipping and imbibing one feed, let’s bust open the hydrant and play in the street like kids. OK, I know it’s the middle of winter but allow a little poetic license. 😉

For those of you who do not know what RSS or OPML means <-visit my posts.

RSS Feeds Categories <- Click here for RSS Feeds and Public OPML link by Categories

Massive and neglected or Massively neglected Continue reading “My List of RSS Feeds: Updated, Sorted, and Culled”