Monday, April 30, 2012

vSphere 5 Security Hardening Guide

The much anticipated vSphere 5 Security Hardening Guide Public Draft has been released by VMware

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-19056


Friday, April 27, 2012

VMware source code stolen

VMware has confirmed that source code for one of its products has been exposed online.

The company said that it became aware of the code on 23 April, and has confirmed that it is from its VMware ESX product, which is used by enterprises to run virtualised environments

http://www.zdnet.com.au/vmware-source-code-stolen-339336683.htm
http://blogs.vmware.com/security/2012/04/vmware-security-note.html

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Investigation reveals serious cloud computing data security flaws

A UK security company has revealed the long-awaited details of a research study involving four cloud service providers (CSPs) that pinpointed serious cloud computing data security problems, including the ability for customers, in some cases, to access each others' stored data. Context Information Security initially brought the issues to light a year ago when it carried out research to test the security of four CSPs.

For complete article visit following link

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.co.uk/news/2240148943/Investigation-reveals-serious-cloud-computing-data-security-flaws?asrc=EM_NLN_17129015&track=NL-102&ad=868414&
 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

VMware vSphere Client 5.0 Thinapped

Run vSphere client 5.0 in a snap. No install, just download the EXE and double-click. Place the ThinApped vSphere client on any network share and it will automatically stream to any Windows PC with no installation, agents, drivers, or specialized servers required. Carry ThinApped vSphere client and your customization on USB stick and now your vSphere client is available on the GO!

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-16999

Monday, April 2, 2012

VDI Calculator


I have manage to put together VDI - Calculator. It is targeted for VMware View designs running on top of vSphere infrastructure.
Please feel free to suggest if anything missed or needs to be updated.

How to Use

• This   calculator is targeted for VMware View designs running on top of vSphere   infrastructure
• All the inputs are Mandatory
• All the calculations are done assuming VMware Composer along   with Linked Clones is being used.
• Hybrid Architecture is N/A
• It assumes the processor speed as 2.5Ghz
• All the calculations have been done for RAID5
• Overheads are considered
1. 5% for CPU
2. 5% for Memory
3. 10% for Storage
• IOPS calculated at 10 IOPS per VDI with 80% Read IOPS &   20% Write IOPS
• This calculations doesn't count the Boot storm IOPS
• Three Types of Users are considered
1. Task Workers
2. Knowledge Workers
3. Power Users
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-18924