In my current role I’m responsible for evanglelising a number of VMware solutions, from Horizon View to vRealize Automation and everything in between. A large number of these can be secured with genuine SSL certificates Continue reading
Using genuine SSL certificates is good for security. It lets users know the device/host they’re connecting to is genuine, and prevents man-in-the-middle attacks. It also removes nasty warnings in the browser title bar. Continue reading
In part 8 we installed and configured the vRealize Automation Appliance into the lab.
In this part we deploy and configure the IaaS platform. This will involve building a Windows Server VM and installing the requisite components. Once done, we will secure the platform with an SSL certificate from our Certificate Authority. Continue reading
In part 7 we configured SSL certificates for our newly deployed vCenter Server Appliance. In this part, we deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance into the lab.
After deployment we will perform a number of tasks to enable the appliance to work in the lab environment.
In part 6 we installed and configured a vCenter Server Appliance in the lab. This will manage the various components, plus serve as an endpoint for vRealize Automation.
In this post we replace the default SSL certificates from the vCSA with trusted certificates from our in-house certificate authority. Continue reading
On 9 July 2015 the OpenSSL Project patched a number of their releases, namely 1.0.1 and 1.0.2. Here in the datacenter I run 1.0.2a, so it was time to build a new version to bring us up to 1.0.2d.
Compiling any new package for NetBSD is far from trivial and due to the lack of a configured cross-compiler for my architecture (mipsel) means it takes a quite a while. Therefore there was no time to lose. Continue reading
Whilst on the road the other day a client contacted me saying they needed help creating some SSL certificates for a wi-fi/RADIUS proof of concept. They had all the hardware and configuration sorted, but to use EAP-TLS they effectively needed my help to spin up a Certificate Authority.
Oh, and they need it in an hour. Continue reading