Top vBlog 2017 Voting has begun!

It’s that time of year again – time to vote for your favorite blog and podcast!

Just as he has every year, Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land.com has kicked off voting for the 2017 Top vBlog and will remain open until June 30th 2017! Eric has also made a few suggestions on what to keep in mind when voting which I certainly agree with and can be found Top vBlog 2017

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Passed: AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Tips

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Yesterday morning I finally took the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate and even managed to pass it!

While everything about the exam is still fresh in my mind I wanted to share my experience taking the Solutions Architect – Associate exam as well as share a few tips that certainly helped me in taking the exam in hopes that it might help others as well.

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How to host a static website using AWS S3, CloudFront, Route 53 and Cert Manager

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In addition to running this blog I also run several online forum communities, but in the past I never had a place to showcase these communities in one place. This post will detail my steps I took to host a static website using AWS S3, CloudFront, Route 53 and Certificate Manager to showcase those communities all in one place. All without the need to worry manage another server.

Requirements before getting started:

  • An Amazon Web Services account.
  • Domain name – I use and suggest either Namecheap or NameSilo to register new domains if you haven’t already. (Use coupon SAVE1OFFNAMESILO at NameSilo to save $1.00)
  • Already have a static HTML page designed and ready to upload.

So briefly I’ll explain why I choose these services and what they will offer.

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VMware Workstation 12.5.5 released, fixes Pwn2Own exploits

VMware Workstation 12.5

VMware has just released Workstation 12.5.5 which includes bug fixes as well as fixes for several vulnerabilities found in this years Pwn2Own contest, which two hacking teams, 360 Security (@mj011sec) and Team Sniper was able to successfully complete a virtual machine escape.

While these are serious exploits, VMware has said they are not aware of any active exploitation of the vulnerabilities that has now been fixed in 12.5.5.

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Nakivo Backup 7 released

NAKIVO Backup v7

Today NAKIVO has released their latest version, NAKIVO Backup 7.0! NAKIVO continues to improve with several new features like AD integration, and Hyper-V 2012 and 2016 support – as well as add support for VMware vSphere 6.5!

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