Notes on securing Meltdown and Spectre

Now that the dust is slightly starting to settle It became clear to me that there’s an enormous amount of information and confusion out there. I have read a lot of websites in order to get a clear picture and being able to get all of my hosts and Virtual Machines patched. While not completely done yet, here’s my collection of links and some answers on questions that I see asked often. This is a live document and will be updated with notes relevant for patching. Last update 2018/01/29 Continue reading “Notes on securing Meltdown and Spectre”

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Possible bug in SRM installer

I have been playing in my lab with SRM, and forgot to create my DSN connection to the SRM database,  no worries I thought, the installation routine allows you to create on during the install.

Well that is only half the story.

Yes you can create your connection. but the install routine does not refresh itself and the only way you can actually get to select the new DSN is to quit the installation and start again.

A right royal pain in the backside, but the moral of the story is to create your DSN’s and Databases before you start to install SRM.

Warning ESX U2 and PCoIP

VMware have been touting all over twitter today about an issue but not actually informing us what it was, there have been rather cryptic warning about about a Issue with ESX U2 and VDI,  now these warning have been going out since early morning UK time and it is now 8pm UK time and finally:

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