Over the past few weeks, I feel like I have been doing nothing except virtual port channels (vPC), because of that it seems right to review what they are and what they are not. Port-Channels? What are they and how do they apply to vPC? In order to talk about vPC we first need to … Continue reading Virtual Port Channel? I though it was Port Channel?
Its is with great excitement that I have been chosen to be a vExpert for 2019. I can't explain how exciting this is for me. The vExpert certification has been something I have been going after for about 3 years since I started working with VMware and I am glad to finally be apart of … Continue reading vExpert 2019
vSphere for Mobile
Earlier this month VMWare releases a fling called vSphere Mobile Client. If you are unfamiliar with VMWare Flings, let me get you up to speed. A fling is an application or add-on that is created by VMWare Engineers that often solve a specific problem with the VMWare stack. Most flings will end up being converted … Continue reading vSphere for Mobile
Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!
Background A few versions back VMWare introduced Content Libraries as a way to store and organize data within your VMWare environment. Content Libraries allows admins to store common data (ISO Images, OVF Templates and Templates) in a central repository. Gone are the unorganized datastore folders and searching through each one to find the correct version … Continue reading Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!
NECCDC 2019 – Black Team Perspective
Overview: A few weeks ago, Champlain College hosted the regional chapter for the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC), and I had the pleasure of being the Black Team Captain. For those who are not familiar with NECCDC or CCDC for that means, CCDC is a cyber defense competition structured around building, maintaining and … Continue reading NECCDC 2019 – Black Team Perspective
Creating the port groups with PowerCLI
Now that NECCDC is over, I can share some details on how the environment was setup. More specifically how the virtual networking was setup. We had just about 35 vlans in total and all of them needed to be leveraged in the virtual environment for Red/White team jump boxes. I could have manually created 70 … Continue reading Creating the port groups with PowerCLI
Fixing the Invalid Certificate on PowerCLI
I have recently been working on a fair bit of PowerCLI for a Cyber Defense competition called NECCDC. Every time, when I connect to vCenter, I receive this following error. This error occurs when the default VMWare certificates are not replaced with trusted/matching ones. To resolve this, you need to run the following command. Set-PowerCLIConfiguration … Continue reading Fixing the Invalid Certificate on PowerCLI
vCenter Part 2 – Configuration
In the last post we installed vCenter 6.7. If you haven't seen it, you can find it here. In this post we will complete the configuration aspect of vCenter to get it up and running. If you have not created your forward and reverse lookup records. You will have issues. Once the installer has completed … Continue reading vCenter Part 2 – Configuration
vCenter Part 1 – Installation
vCenter is the centralized management component of the vSphere suite. It allows a single pain of glass for managing your entire VMWare infrastructure (ESXI, NSX, vSan). vCenter used to be a pain to setup and configure. You had many deployment options (VCSA or Windows, Embedded Database or External SQL Database). Each option had its plusses … Continue reading vCenter Part 1 – Installation
Cisco Live – Interesting Sessions
This will be my second year attending Cisco Live. 2017 was a great conference with outstanding sessions. This year the sessions look even better and I have my schedule jam packed with them. Here are a few that I am looking forward to... Branch Router Security (BRKSEC-2342) This session will demonstrate how to leverage Zone … Continue reading Cisco Live – Interesting Sessions