Upgrading App Volumes 2.18 to App Volumes 4

VMware recently announced a new version of App Volumes 4! App Volumes 4 comes with exciting new features and improvements over App Volumes 2.x. In this guide we will be going over how to upgrade App Volumes 2.18 to App Volumes 4. You can find more about App Volumes 4 by visiting VMware Docs and … Continue reading Upgrading App Volumes 2.18 to App Volumes 4

DEM: Non-Persistent VDI Deployment and Backing Up Windows Event Logs

Overview Some organizations are required to deploy and use SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) products within their environments. Your InfoSec team may live and die by some type of SIEM within your environment whether it be IBM Qradar, Solarwinds LEM, Splunk, LogRhythm, or vRealize Log Insight, etc. However, some environments require that you have … Continue reading DEM: Non-Persistent VDI Deployment and Backing Up Windows Event Logs

Install Active Directory Domain Services

This process will show you how to create your first in Domain Controller in a forest. Using Windows Server 2019 for this Demo. Windows 2019 still operates at Windows Server 2016 Forest and Domain Functional level. I recommend configuring the Windows Server with Static Network configuration before promoting the server to a domain controller. How … Continue reading Install Active Directory Domain Services

VMware Horizon View Composer Failing to Install and Secure Boot

So why is VMware Horizon View Composer Failing to Install ? Recently I have been testing moving Horizon View to Server 2016 since we will be migrating soon from 2012R2 to 2016 in production sometime this year. When I went to install Composer 7.5 (This also happened with 7.4) on a composer standalone configuration. I … Continue reading VMware Horizon View Composer Failing to Install and Secure Boot

Windows 10 1709 and SMBServerNameHardeningLevel

Recently  old colleague of mine call me from my previous job. During their testing they found when they went to Windows 10 1709 their configuration baseline tool was unable to scan for compliance on 1709 Windows clients. I worked with him over the weekend to find root cause to the issue and to submit a … Continue reading Windows 10 1709 and SMBServerNameHardeningLevel

Cisco VIRL 1.3 Metadata CRC error detected xfs_repair

I received a phone call from a co-worker over the weekend about having issues with VIRL 1.3 (Aug 2017 Build). He encountered the issue after deploying VIRL 1.3 ova (1 nic or 5 nic ova on ESXi 6.5 update1). After deploying the OVA he would reconfigure the virtual machine with CPU and memory needed for … Continue reading Cisco VIRL 1.3 Metadata CRC error detected xfs_repair