Tag Archives: VMware

VMware Warning: Uninstall Enhanced Authentication Plug-in (EAP)

[German]Virtualisation vendor VMware has just issued a security warning. It concerns the Enhanced Authentication Plug-in (EAP), which should be uninstalled as a matter of urgency. Critical vulnerabilities have been found in the Enhanced Authentication Plug-in (EAP). We do not know … Continue reading

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Free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x and 8.x) End of General Availability

[German]The shakeout of VMware products continues. It was already expected, but on February 12, 2024, VMware by Broadcom announced that the free ESXi Free hypervisor in versions 7.x and 8.x would no longer be available. This is the logical consequence … Continue reading

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

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After discontinuation: VMware Player, Workstation and Fusion seems to remain

[German]After VMware discontinued many of its products with purchase licenses on sale as of 15 January 2024 and switched to subscription solutions, the question was what the future holds for desktop virtualization. Here I can give a small all-clear for … Continue reading

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Broadcom ends perpetual licenses for VMware products – End of the free ESXi server?

[German]That was it for VMware products that were available via purchase of perpetual licenses. As of January 15, 2024, Broadcom has announced that a whole range of VMware products will no longer be available for purchase with perpetual licenses. I … Continue reading

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Order/license chaos for VMware products after Broadcom takeover (Jan. 2024)

[English]These are currently difficult times for customers and resellers of VMware products who want to reorder, extend licenses or simply activate product licenses. After the Broadcom takeover, absolute chaos reigns. Dealers have been terminated, orders via OEMs are sometimes impossible, … Continue reading

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VMware OEM portal offline, customers cannot activate VMware licenses

[German]Is Broadcom starting the "shakeout" of VMware customers? After Broadcom terminated all VMware partners as of February 4, 2024, the OEM portal is now down. However, the VMware OEM portal is required to activate VMware licenses purchased through OEMs. A … Continue reading

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Contracts for all VMware partners terminated by Broadcom for 2024

[German]An unpleasant surprise for existing VMware partners, who received notice of termination from Broadcom on December 22, 2023, effective February 4, 2024. This came just a few days after Broadcom switched its license models to subscription solutions. The VMware partners … Continue reading

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Broadcom plans to sell VMware end-user computing and carbon black businesses

[German]A few weeks ago, it was announced that Broadcom had completed the acquisition of VMware. Now Broadcom is moving to sell all of VMware's end-user computing and Carbon Black (endpoint security solution) businesses. Advertising

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Windows Server 2022: VMware ESXi problems confirmed by Microsoft update KB5031364, temporary fix

[German]The October 2023 updates for Windows Server 2022 (KB5031364) are probably causing issues with VMware ESXi. Virtual machines (VMs) running on VMware ESXi hosts may not be able to start Windows 2022 (as a guest). Affected VMs trigger a blue … Continue reading

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VMware patched vulnerabilities in vCenter Server (June 22, 2023)

[German]VMware has released updates to its vCenter servers to patch important vulnerabilities (CVE-2023-20892, CVE-2023-20893, CVE-2023-20894, CVE-2023-20895 and CVE-2023-20896). In addition, the opportunity could also be used to update VMware tools to close the authentication vulnerability CVE-2023-20867. Advertising

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