Tag / ESX

  • In the light of the offically released Virtual Infrastructure Toolkit I decided to create a simple powershell script. I’m planning to create more powershell scripts and post them on virtualfuture.info. The first one is a script which can remove the connected iso files from the CD drive. Some administrators do not disconnect a CD drive […]

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  • After I upgraded my ESX test box from ESX3 update1 to update2 my Virtual WSUS server complained about lack of disk space. One of the improvements in Update2 would be extending disks on running machines, so I thought: “What the heck, a great chance to give that a try”. So I went into the properties […]

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  • Tripwire updated their free ConfigCheck utility to assess the security and configuration of an ESX host. The previous version only supported ESX 3.5 and the updated version also checks ESX 3.0. Tripwire ConfigCheck provides an immediate assessment of the configurations of a VMware ESX hypervisor, comparing them against VMware hardening security guidelines, which are best practice […]

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  • Recently I was a bit puzzled; a client of mine asked me which SCSI interface he should use for his XP test machine on ESX 3.02. Because after he loaded the VMWare SCSI driver the XP setup told him there was no disk present. I told him to use a Buslogic SCSI card instead of the LSI […]

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  • Yesterday Tripwire released their free utility call TripWire ConfigCheck. Together with VMWare Tripwire has developed this tool which helps to rapidly assess the security of your VMWare ESX 3.5 servers. Among other things the joint effort consists of VMWare delivering the VMWare Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening guidelines. This tool also provides the necessary steps that […]

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