NSX Basics - Creating firewall rules to control RDP Access

NSX Basics - Creating firewall rules to control RDP Access

In this video demonstration I will configure the Distributed Firewall (DFW) to permit access to RDP only for a group of virtual machines. Using dynamic security groups within NSX manger allows new virtual machines meeting the criteria to be automatically protected when they are provisioned.

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The great 'Spy' chip scandal

The great 'Spy' chip scandal

In the news currently is a potentially far-reaching scandal centred around the addition of a tiny surveillance chip into certain Supermicro server motherboards. Bloomberg Businessweek has broken a story blowing the whistle on a ‘secret’ FBI investigation that’s been running for a couple of years and implications that similar discoveries made but not publicised by both Apple and Amazon in 2015 led both companies to cease trading with SuperMicro and allegedly remove SuperMicro hardware from their datacentres.

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NSX Basics - Creating a Firewall Rule to Block Ping Traffic

NSX Basics - Creating a Firewall Rule to Block Ping Traffic

In this video I will use security groups created in a previous demonstration to create a simple rule to block ping from a group of virtual machines.

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NSX Basics – Creating Security Groups

NSX Basics – Creating Security Groups

In this video I will walk through creating 3 type of security groups that can be used alongside the distributed firewall (DFW) to protect virtual machines.  

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Are you setting yourself up to fail?

Are you setting yourself up to fail?

In today’s industry, an IT disaster recovery plan is essential.  It is not only essential to protect a business from catastrophic failure, but it is expected by customers, necessary against our competition and required by data protection regulations. 

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Speculative Execution and Side Channels Attacks

Speculative Execution and Side Channels Attacks

A few weeks back Intel have disclosed details of new vulnerabilities that effect their current and past CPU ranges from at least 2009 up to their latest – so, it would seem, most Intel CPUs in living memory!

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BizTech Brief Season: 2 - Episode: 1

BizTech Brief Season: 2 - Episode: 1

I am back!! Whilst I have been very busy recently with VMUG, my blogging has taken a back seat, but what better time to pick this back up than in the lead up to the busiest time of year, kicking off with VMworld 2018 in Vegas?!

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Useful Dell OS9 Commands and their Cisco equivalent

Useful Dell OS9 Commands and their Cisco equivalent

This blog gives you some of the useful CLI commands on Dell’s OS9 (S & Z series) switch OS and how they compare to the Cisco IOS commands that people might be more familiar with.

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Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

Migrating a Windows vCenter Server to 6.5 Appliance – Part 1

I’ve had many discussions with our customers about the benefits of migrating to the vCenter Appliance so I’m using this opportunity to put into practice what I preach.

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Rethink the way you manage your users desktops

Rethink the way you manage your users desktops

The time has come, If you are managing your users desktops in the same way as you were 5-10 years ago, you've got it very wrong! You no longer own the device or host application the user is using but it's still YOUR responsibility!!

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