December 2009 archive

UCS and UCSM Basics

I had this post pre-written from a while ago and was not going to publish it, but as people still ask me about UCS I decided to publish it. In few words, UCS is a BladeCenter chassis that integrates compute, networking and Storage (FCoE) at backplane level whilst adding management capabilities through UCSM (USC Manager). …

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VMware ESX 4.0 Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

A security advisory released today by leading Australian information security consultancy StratSec warns of a security weakness in a third party component used by many software companies including VMware, potentially allowing the theft of user credentials. The vendor of the third party component – WebWorks – worked with VMware and stratsec for approximately six months …

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NetApp Rapid Cloning Utility 3.0 now integrates with vCenter and View4

NetApp released few days ago a preview of their new Rapid Cloning Utility 3.0 vCenter Plug-in, integrating storage layer with vCenter and VMware View4. The RCU 3.0 provides end-to-end storage provisioning from within vCenter for infrastructures running VI3 & vSphere with support for FC, FCoE, iSCSI, & NFS datastores. Once storage and interfaces have been …

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