Recently, I had to migrate my VMNIC bindings from my Distributed Switches to my Standard Switches. Since my vCenter instance was being restored from backup (Failed 7.0 Update), I had to revert back to the ESXCLI. Step 1: Validate Current vDS Switch Settings esxcli network vSwitch dvs vmware list Step 2: Remove NIC from vDS … Continue reading Migrate VMNICs from vDS to vSS with ESXCLI (No vCenter)
As I stated in my last post, i have been using Cisco ISE more and more and recently got locked out of my instance... You can read more about how I reset the local credentials here. I want to prevent this from happening again and there are two ways to complete this: 1 - Disable … Continue reading Cisco ISE – Password Policy
I have been doing more and more with Cisco ISE and it warranted a 2 node cluster at home. Everything was working great until the password on my local admin expired. To make matters worse, I forgot the CLI admin password... Thankfully there is a way to reset both! To start, you will need to … Continue reading Cisco ISE – Resetting CLI Credentials
Overview: In my last post, we talked about some differences between traditional port channels and virtual port channel found on the Nexus line of switches. If you have not seen it, make sure to check it out here. Now that you understand some differences, its time to jump into the required configuration. Configuration: There are … Continue reading Virtual Port Channel (VPC) – Base Configuration
Over the past few weeks, I feel like I have been doing nothing except virtual port channels (vPC), because of that it seems right to review what they are and what they are not. Port-Channels? What are they and how do they apply to vPC? In order to talk about vPC we first need to … Continue reading Virtual Port Channel? I though it was Port Channel?
Its is with great excitement that I have been chosen to be a vExpert for 2019. I can't explain how exciting this is for me. The vExpert certification has been something I have been going after for about 3 years since I started working with VMware and I am glad to finally be apart of … Continue reading vExpert 2019
Earlier this month VMWare releases a fling called vSphere Mobile Client. If you are unfamiliar with VMWare Flings, let me get you up to speed. A fling is an application or add-on that is created by VMWare Engineers that often solve a specific problem with the VMWare stack. Most flings will end up being converted … Continue reading vSphere for Mobile
Background A few versions back VMWare introduced Content Libraries as a way to store and organize data within your VMWare environment. Content Libraries allows admins to store common data (ISO Images, OVF Templates and Templates) in a central repository. Gone are the unorganized datastore folders and searching through each one to find the correct version … Continue reading Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!
Overview: A few weeks ago, Champlain College hosted the regional chapter for the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC), and I had the pleasure of being the Black Team Captain. For those who are not familiar with NECCDC or CCDC for that means, CCDC is a cyber defense competition structured around building, maintaining and … Continue reading NECCDC 2019: Black Team Perspective
Now that NECCDC is over, I can share some details on how the environment was setup. More specifically how the virtual networking was setup. We had just about 35 vlans in total and all of them needed to be leveraged in the virtual environment for Red/White team jump boxes. I could have manually created 70 … Continue reading Creating the port groups with PowerCLI