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Use PowerCLI to manage users on an ESXi host

Starting with vSphere 6.0 VMware introduced a new set of ESXCLI commands to manage the life cycle of local accounts and permissions. I have created ESXiAccountManagement.ps1 script that includes the following functions: Get-ESXiAccount: List all local accounts and their role

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Verify new Spectre mitigation patches using PowerCli and vDocumentation

Intel recently announced that it has released microcode updates for 100 percent of its products launched in the past five years that require protection against Spectre/Meltdown. For virtualization admins using Intel Xeon chips, this would mean that servers with a

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Validating compliance of VMSA-2018-0004 (Spectre) on ESXi and VM

This is an update to  Validating Compliance of VMSA-2018-0002 and BIOS update. VMware recently published VMSA-2018-004, which details Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigation fixes as well as knowledge base (KB) article 52085 with instructions to verify the updated microcode for a Virtual

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Validating compliance of VMSA-2018-0002 and BIOS update

UPDATE: Please see validating compliance of VMSA-2018-0004 (Spectre) on ESXi and VM VMware has published VMSA-2018-0002 that addresses vulnerability for Spectre and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715) and tells you which patch should be installed. Along with this patch, you also need

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Edgar Sanchez