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!
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
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
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
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 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
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
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!