Trend Deep Security 9 – DO NOT UPGRADE

If you’re running ESX 5/5.1, do NOT upgrade/install Trend Deep Security 9.  There’s a good chance you will find this bug… we sure did! I found this after 3 of my ESXi hosts intermittently PSOD (failed, died, kicked the can). It’s always fun for your environment to be the reason that a tech-vendor has […]

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BitLocker is eating my free space!

I was up late tonight working on some patching in a maintenance window when I saw the alert that a file server went below the 1 GB free mark.  This is a secure file server using Windows BitLocker to encrypt the drive’s contents.  I gave it more HDD space in vCenter then extended the volume […]

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Trend Micro Deep Security 9: Exclude Network Shares from Anti-malware scans

I found a little problem with the default real-time scan settings in Trend Micro Deep Security 9 that we deployed last week… there are no exclusions set!  It first found “malicious” files in my DataDomain backup share on my Veeam server.  The folder is a UNC Share path “\\wf.local\sysvol\Datadomain\Veeam\Backups”. It is simple to create a […]

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Trend Micro Deep Security 9: What is it?

Trend Micro Deep Security 9 is an acquired product from “Third Brigade” that is an integrated solution into the Hypervisor in the VMware ESXi environment.  It is used with Agents or can be Agent-less. With an Agent-less install, you’ve got:  Intrusion Prevention, Firewall, Anti-Malware, Web Reputation, Integrity Monitoring, and Log Inspection. It can go into your […]

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Integrating RSA SecurID with VMware View iPad Client

I’ve been struggling for a few months to find the answers to all of life’s questions… err.. I mean how to integrate an RSA SecurID soft-token with the VMware View iPad Client. Why? PCI Compliance requires multi-factor authentication for remote access to your cardholder data environment.  It’s also a good security practice if you use […]

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Make Zimbra Web Client Default for E-mails

This post is short and sweet. Are you or your users only using the Zimbra web client? Do they complain about having no “mailto” abilities since they don’t have a mail client installed on their machines?

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VMworld: Lock down VMware View USB ports

I would say one of the best things about using VMware View is the included Group Policy pack that let you do just about anything you think you couldn’t do!  VMworld’s HOL (Hands on Lab) addresses several of these awesome group policies in different lessons. For a shop like ours who require stringent security, especially […]

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VMworld Hands-on-Labs (HOLs)

If you’re like me, one of my “must-see” items for VMworld each year are the Hands On Labs.  VMware and their partners spend a lot of time and energy to showcase products and solutions that you might just be wondering how they work.  It’s definitely worth my time to spend several hours in these labs […]

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Migrate Sharepoint Calendars to Zimbra

For years we’ve lacked a collaborative e-mail platform at my company and now we are full swing into Zimbra with only 20% of our staff left to be migrated over to the new platform.  During this time, we’ve used the Sharepoint calendars to allow staff to book rooms and have vacation calendars for each department. […]

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VMware View 5.1 – How-To Videos

As a part of my series on VMware View 5.1, I’ve made a few videos and posted on YouTube.   Creating SSL Certs on your domain:   Add View Composer and vCenter Server to View Administrator:   Set up View Events Database on SQL Server:  

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