VMware Security Advisories NOV 2018VMware Security Advisories NOV 2018

VMware announced on last Friday that they found a vulnerability which affect hosts contain VMs running with VMXNET3 due to several reasons, and this vulnarability affected VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address uninitialized stack memory usage. Problem Description VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation contain uninitialized stack memory usage in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter. This issue […]

Flow MicrosegmentationFlow Microsegmentation

What is Flow? Flow networking is a software-defined networking solution option tightly integrated into Nutanix AHV and Prism. Flow provides rich visualization, automation, and security for VMs running on AHV. Microsegmentation is a component of Flow networking that simplifies policy management. Using multiple Prism Central categories (logical groups), you can create a powerful distributed firewall […]

Install VMware vCenter Appliance Security PatchesInstall VMware vCenter Appliance Security Patches

VMware announced on September 22th, 2017 that they are committed to monthly patches on the vSphere vCenter appliance, and we have to check the latest security updates and patches in VMware Security Advisories. Rally this is an excellent change from a security perspective as historically, VCSA patches when running on SuSE were not released that often, and VMware […]

Nutanix Cluster CheckerNutanix Cluster Checker

Nutanix Cluster Checker (NCC)  tool is using to check the overall health of the Cluster and identify other possible problems through a set of scripts available in each CVM. The NCC allows the user to be more proactive instead of reactive and solve potential problems ahead of time. This tool not only checks if the Nutanix (AHV) has some problem but […]

Build Your Own Nutanix Cluster with Nutanix Community Edition Nested On VMware ESXiBuild Your Own Nutanix Cluster with Nutanix Community Edition Nested On VMware ESXi

Nutanix Community Edition or CE for short is available for free download from Nutanix and traditionally would be run on some decent hardware. However, for everyone out there with a home or private lab, it’s valuable to be able to nest Nutanix CE on ESXi. There are several guides out there, but it seems that the more […]


What is Photon OS? Project Photon OS is an open source Linux container host optimized for cloud-native applications, cloud platforms, and VMware infrastructure. Photon OS provides a secure runtime environment for running containers.   How Photon OS Works? By minimizing the number of packages, focusing on security, and providing advanced lifecycle management, Photon OS delivers just enough of […]

vCenter 6.7 Deployment – External PSC with F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer (Part 4.3)vCenter 6.7 Deployment – External PSC with F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer (Part 4.3)

I’m going to deploy a single instance of a vCenter Server. When I’m going through the vCenter HA configuration process my vCenter will become (Active Node, Passive Node, and Witness Node) will be created during that process. I will not deploy these appliances beforehand. First, I’m going now to finalize the last step of PSC HA which is run […]

How to resolve failed to deploy OVA / OVF issue (postNFCData failed)How to resolve failed to deploy OVA / OVF issue (postNFCData failed)

During the deployment of OVA or OVF appliance I have faced an issue which is: Failed to deploy VM: postNFCData failed: Capacity of an uploaded disk is larger than requested Also; the upload process has failed with the listed issue: This issue occurs when an incorrect ovf capacity size is specified in the OVF file that […]

vCenter 6.7 Deployment – External PSC with F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer (Part 4.1)vCenter 6.7 Deployment – External PSC with F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer (Part 4.1)

  In this Part 4.1 of the multi-part series for vCenter Server 6.7 deployment, I’m going to deploy the two external Platform Services Controller (PSC) appliances. The PSCs will be load balanced by a 3rd party load balancer. In a real-life deployment, the load balancer could be a virtual or physical appliance, but in my scenario, I will use a virtual appliance. […]

vCenter 6.7 Deployment &Topology – Overview (Part 1)vCenter 6.7 Deployment &Topology – Overview (Part 1)

In this part of vCenter deployment series, I will demonstrate the deployment topologies of vCenter server 6.7 so vCenter server 6.7 has two deployment topologies we can either do vCenter with an embedded PSC or vCenter with an external PSC. In addition, review the steps required to deploy and configure the new vCenter Server Appliance 6.7  with […]