Basic Hardening with User Data / Cloud-Init

The ‘cloud’ presents new and interesting issues around hardening an instance. If you buy into the cattle vs. puppies or cloudy application building mentality, your instances or VMs will be very short lived (Hours, Weeks, maybe Months). The internet however, doesn’t much care for how short lived the things are, and the attacks will begin[…]

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware vSphere Auto Deploy Deep Dive with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)

Rob Nelson does a deep dive into VMware vSphere Auto Deploy which facilitates the rapid deployment and provisioning of vSphere host. Rob covers the requirements including DHCP configuration options and PowerCLI image builder steps. Video Video You can find Rob on Twitter @rnelson0 and his blog Sign up for the live #vBrownBag broadcast[…]