In my earlier post How to reset root password in vRealize Orchestrator I showed you how to reset root password in VMware Appliance - vRealize Orchestrator. Fortunately and unfortunately for us we see more and more products shipped as Appliances. I will show you how to secure your Appliances with few simple steps.
Working as a Consultant has extremely advantages - you meet different customers, you face challenges you wouldn’t be able to find in your own environment or in you home lab. Yesterday I was asked by my colleague to take a closer look on two vRealize Orchestrator appliances - we were not able to login via ssh as root user any more. I will show you how to reset root password in vRealize Orchestrator in just a few steps.
Many of the IT environments have so called security driven approach. Every time I hear that something has to be implemented it is because security said so. Don’t get me wrong - by all means I like to be secure and compliant. In my opinion there should be balance between Security and Costs.
Installing signed SSL certificate in HP c7000 enclosure isnt' difficult thing to do. From my experience most of the time you will spend is to setup Certificate Authority. If you work in bigger company most likely you already have working Certificate Authority. If you don’t have it you certainly can create it.
In my previous post we configured HP OneView to manage HP c7000 enclosure. Today I will show you how to replace self signed certificate with one from trusted Certificate Authority.
For a period of days I am working on replacing self-signed certificates in my environment and I found one issue with my enclosure. My certificate authority supports only 2048 Bits Certificate Signing Requests and in my case enclosure had 1024 Bits certificate. I found solution how to quickly fix problem and replace self-signed certificate.
Mike Foley announced on VMware blog that vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Hardening Guide is released.
In October 2013 VMware released vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide. I think this is quite an important document to keep your virtual environment safe and secure.
Have you ever wondered if it is possible to skip creation of local user on each ESXi host and use only one account to rule them all?
If yes then I have good news for you - you can use Active Directory together with VMware ESXi. I will show you how you can do it in few steps.
Do you know Google Authenticator? I hope you do, because it is really key to increase security for your Google account.