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

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 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

Meet the Blogger!

Thanks for stopping by Virtualized Taylor! Virtualized Taylor is a blog focused around my experiences and thoughts on technology. You can expect to see posts about Networking, Virtualization and maybe some Automation. A little about me... My name is Taylor and I recently graduated Champlain College with a degree in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity. During … Continue reading Meet the Blogger!