Tag Archives: Virtualization

Azure Confidential Computing with AMD VMs

[German]Microsoft has released an initial preview of Azure DCasv5/ECasv5 (confidential virtual machines with AMD SEV-SNP VM isolation) powered by third-generation AMD EPYC™ processors with SEV-SNP. Advertising

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VMware ESXI 7.0: Windows Server 2012 R2 shows "non-accessible boot device" (Oct. 2021)

[German]It's an issue that seems to have blown up in some administrators' faces in mid-October 2021. VMware ESXI 7.0 administrators were getting a "non-accessible boot device" error message on virtualized Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. Then the server would no … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Outage for 6 hours (2021/10/13)

[German]On October 13, 2021, Microsoft Azure experienced a disruption where virtual machine services were down for six hours (05:12 UTC to 11:45 UTC). Here is some information about it. Advertising

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Windows 11: Microsoft enforces TPM 2.0 on virtual machines

[German]That's it for Windows 11 – at least with older hardware, if I'm right. If the hardware requirements already caused head shaking and unstoppable enthusiasts were looking for ways to install the operating system on machines that did not meet … Continue reading

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Vulnerability CVE-2021-21985 in vSphere Client, patch it!

[German]VMware has issued an urgent security warning to users of vSphere. The vSphere Client (HTML5) contains a critical vulnerability CVE-2021-21985 that could allow remote code execution due to a lack of input validation in the Virtual SAN Health Check plug-in, … Continue reading

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Mass scan for vulnerable VMware vCenter instances

[German]If you administrate VMware vCenter instances, make sure they are patched to the latest version. Currently, hackers seem to be scanning the Internet for unpatched VMware vCenter instances. The goal: to take over these vCenter instances for their own purposes … Continue reading

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RansomExx ransomware group targets VMWare ESXi vulnerabilities

[German]A warning for administrators of VMWare ESXi systems. The RansomExx ransomware gang appears to be involved in several incidents where vulnerabilities in VMWare ESXi instances have been exploited to attack virtual machines and encrypt their virtual disks. Advertising

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VMware: Critical vulnerability in products like Workspace One etc.

[German]VMware, the virtualization vendor, has issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in several Linux and Windows products. A patch is not yet available, only workarounds. Advertising

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VMware: Product and security updates (Nov. 2020)

[German]VMware has just released updates to close a critical vulnerability in its ESXi virtualization platform. VMware Workstation and Player have also been upgraded for Windows 10 version 20H2. Here is a summary of the two topics. Advertising

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VMware confirms freezes on ESXi 6.5 Update 3 and 6.7 Update 3

[German]Quick note for HPE server users who are running VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 3 and ESXi 6.7 Update 3 with a custom image. There it comes to 'hangs', VMware has now confirmed this. Advertising

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