One step beyond VMware 6.5U1

VMware has updated their ESXi platform again, so we’re now one step beyond the 6.5U1 upgrade. It comprises mostly with VSAN improvements and a set of patches for kernel forking issues. After my challenges with updating to VMware ESXi 6.5U1, it’s nice to see an update work correctly the first time. Again, installing this on…

SDxCentral: Physical SD-WAN appliances aren’t going anywhere

SDxCentral has a piece on the current state of SD-WAN appliances. It distinguishes the three different forms SD-WAN can take (or at least for the purposes of their article). They divide the market-place into three segments. Thick, hybrid and thin appliances. Welcome to those directed here by SilverPeak‘s tweet. Please stay have a look around.…

Explaining why the VMware update to v6.5U1 didn’t work

If you’re looking previous posts on VMware updates on CoherentLight, you’ll notice that the I had some problems upgrading to VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1. Doing some further digging, it appears that this is not unusual. It is in part a result of how VMware has packaged their updates. Thanks to V-Front for their detailed…

MDSec produce PowerShell delivery via DNS

Remember a few months ago, I posted a piece via Engadget about Cisco’s Talos team finding bot control traffic in DNS data. Now MDSec have produced and published a proof of concept code for this. MDSec are security consulting and education company based in the UK. The publish the Web and Mobile Application Hacker’s Handbook…