Category Archives: Virtualization

VirtualBox 5.2.22 released

[German]Oracle has released an update for the virtualization solution Virtualbox on November 9, 2018. This updates VirtualBox to version 5.2.22. But it’s unclear, whether a 0-day vulnerability in previous builds has been fixed.

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VirtualBox: Exploit for 0-day vulnerability

Bad news messages for users of the Oracle virtualization solution Virtualbox up to version 5.2.20. There is a 0-day vulnerability in the E1000 network component. Unfortunately, an exploit for this vulnerability has also become public. So if you use Virtualbox, … Continue reading

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VirtualBox 5.2.20 released

The developers have released on October 16, 2018 an update for Virtualbox, the virtualization solution from Oracle. This update upgrades VirtualBox to version 5.2.20.

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Office in Virtual Desktop Environments

At Ignite 2018 Microsoft announced the ‘Windows Virtual Desktop’: virtual machines with Windows and Office running on Microsoft Azure. How Microsoft imagines Office in Virtual Desktop environments has been demonstrated in a session at the Ignite.

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Windows 10 Enterprise V1809 evaluation versions

[German]Microsoft has released evaluation versions of Windows 10 Enterprise V1809 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 last week, during Ignite 2018 conference.

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Tip: Delete Hyper-V VMs with a GUI tool

If you use Hyper-V on Windows, you can add, run, or remove guest operating systems from the Hypere-V administrative Console. More convenient would be a tool with GUI to delete VMs.

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Sysinternals Tools for Windows VM Performance Analysis

Server administrators needs to fine-tuning virtualized workloads and diagnosing performance issues during virtualization. This can be done using certain Windows tools.

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VMware Tools 10.3.0 pulled due to a bug

[German]Important note for users of VMware virtualization products. The vender has pulled its VMware tools version 10.3.0 due to a serious bug. Here are a few details.

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Foreshadow (L1TF) Intel CPU vulnerabilities

[German]Since a few hours details about the next vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs from the Next Generation Spectre series are public. Details on the Foreshadow (aka L1 Terminal Fault) vulnerability and the other L1 Terminal Fault variants were published on Usenix … Continue reading

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Windows 10 V1803 supports VM Subscription Activation

Another note for administrators running Windows 10 environments with hosts and virtual Windows 10 machines. You can pass on the activation from the host to the clients.

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