Attached is Microsoft's latest password guidance document.
With the application of the guidelines in this document, you should be able to get better overal security without compromising too much of the user-friendly experience.
Currently, it is not possible to configure the DNS suffix (search domain) for SSL VPN and IPSEC tunnels through the GUI, but it can be configured using the CLI.
config vpn ssl settings set dns-suffix example.com example.org end
config vpn ipsec phase1-interface set domain example.com end
Changes are effective immediately. After configuring the setting, users will be able to resolve names using single names instead of FQDN.
An excellent TechNet-article explained how rules are evaluated in Windows Firewall, specifically in what order and which rules take precedence over others.
If for some reason the deployment of the VMWare vConverter agent fails, you can also copy the installer to the machine you wish to P2V and manually install it.
On the machine VMWare vConverter is installed, navigate to the location where it's installed (by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone), and look for the file VMware-Converter-Agent.exe. Copy over this file over to the target machine and run it to install the agent. Accept the defaults, including the TCP-port (unless your setup requires you to change it). Once finished, a service will have been installed and you will be able to connect to it using vConverter.
Found this article online about how vSphere virtualizes NUMA and how this is relevant to the configuration of vCPUs in your VMs:
In the event of migrating your old vCenter Server to a new version (or from Windows to the appliance), it may become necessary to first clear out old historical data. Not only will this speed up the migration process considerably, it will also prevent certain issues which may block the migration from completing successfully.
VMWare provided a KB with database scripts which allow you to selectively purge historical data and decreasing the database size: KB 2110031.
The Barracuda VPN Client does not work properly on macOS Mojave: after connecting the VPN, the UI crashes and restarting it immediately makes it crash again. The VPN tunnel itself does work, but other than manually killing the process (kill -9), it is not possible to terminate the tunnel (other than rebooting of course).
An updated version of the client, Barracuda VPN Client 18.104.22.168 for macOS is available which resolves these issues.
A nifty little feature of the Yealink IP Phones the ability to display the contents of the LCD via the management page.
Access the web management page, and after authenticating, change your browser URL to http://IP_of_phone/screencapture. Refresh the browser to update the capture.
This works on the following models: SIP-T48G, SIP-T46G, SIP-T42G, SIP-T41P, SIP-T29G, SIP-T28P, SIP-T27P, SIP-T26P, SIP-T23G, SIP-T23P, SIP-T22P, SIP-T21P E2.
The following default passwords are used for HP 3PAR storage systems:
|3paradm||3pardata||Management port (MGMT) for admin control|
|Setupusr / root||(blank)||SP initial default credentials (before config)|
|Spvar||3V#rpar||SP default credentials (after config)|
|3parcust||3parInServ||SP default credentials, meant for customers to use|
You can easily update your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) offline by downloading a product patch ISO and via the CLI.
Download the latest patch from VMware Patch Download Center. Select VC from the Search by Product drop-down menu, then select the correct version (i.e. 6.0 or 6.5). Download the patch ISO and attach it to the VCSA.
Log in to the shell (using SSH or VMRC) and initiate the update:
software-packages stage --iso --acceptEulas
software-packages list --staged
software-packages install --staged
After the update has finished, you will have to reboot the VCSA.