Let’s review latest HPE servers security news at this post. The news has been published by HPE during past week.
Author: Davoud Teimouri
Such as previous months, Microsoft has released “Microsoft Security Update Guide” for Microsoft’s products. The guide is contains details of security vulnerabilities and release patches. the guide is useful to find affected product and applying specific patches.
QEMU (short for Quick Emulator) is a free and open-source emulator that performs hardware virtualization. QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor: it emulates the machine’s processor through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of different hardware and device models for the machine, enabling it to run a variety of guest operating systems.
2nd Generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors has been introduced by Intel in April 2019. The second generation has new members with new labels. The new members made to serving different kind of workloads and scales.
There is some challenges for passing Linux commands with parameters to guest OS. In most of cases, administrators have to pass commands as a PowerShell variable also I had some bad experiences, as an example: run “Sed” with some special parameters. I have to use lot of double quotes and single quotes to pass command via Invoke-VMScript to guest OS.
HPE has released latest version of server hardware firmware as HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP). This is first release for 2019 and it contains all firmware for hardware which still supported by HPE. There is no new firmware for discontinued devices.
Vembu BDR Server is available as Windows setup file for download and also you can get it for Linux or as virtual appliance to deploying as virtual machine. But you have to ask the sell department to deliver it to you. Linux and virtual appliances are not available as public. This guide might be applicable for next versions and previous versions.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 has been announced by VMware today. Many fixes and improvements is coming with the new release. There is improvements for vSphere Platinum and also VMware announced vSphere ROBO edition (vSphere Remote Office Branch Office). vSphere 6.7 Update 2 will deliver simplified operations, enhanced security, and support for new applications. It will include updates to the vCenter Server Converge Tool, new vCenter Server audit events and new VM maximums.
Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is an on-premises platform that helps protect your enterprise from multiple types of advanced targeted cyber attacks and insider threats. Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) leverages a proprietary network parsing engine to capture and parse network traffic of multiple protocols (such as Kerberos, DNS, RPC, NTLM, and others) for authentication, authorization, and information gathering.
Why we have to monitor our infrastructure? Because preventing unplanned down time and keep service performance, you know why! So monitoring needs monitoring tools. You have spent money to prepare infrastructure for your business, you have also pay for good monitoring tool. Veeam ONE is one of most popular and might be best monitoring tool for virtual infrastructure (vSphere / Hyper-V). You can download and install Veeam ONE for 30 days and use it but after trial period you need to buy license.
Powerful hardware, modern and new operating system are nothing when those components are not properly configured. Best practices which published by vendors, helping us to achieved good performance and reduce issues but best practices are general and may be not tested on specific hardware.
All VMware guys know that guest OS needs drivers for
paravirtualized devices and the drivers provided by VMware as a package which called VMware Tools. VMware Tools is available for supported operating systems and also there is an open-source which called Open-VM-Tools and it’s available for modern Linux distributions and installed by operating system installer.