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Disable Windows Print Spooler to avoid Exploit CVE-2021-1675

Update 7.7.2021 : There is now a patch avaliable. Please patch your systems, and only use this blog post, as a reference, on how to do configuration management, on multiple systems. And not as a way to fix this problem. https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-34527 A new exploit, allowing remote code execution on Windows servers using the Print spoller service, has been released as CVE-2021-1675.

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Auto Install Cloudbase-Init

Ever since vRealize Automation 8 was released, and we started using Cloud-Init, I have been looking at installing CloudBase-Init for Windows as well, as part of my automated Packer template deployment. While Cloud-Init on Linux, is dead simple to install, the Windows version, has given me a lot of problems.

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How to Level Up, as a vSphere admin

For the Danish VMUG summermeeting, on the 2 June 2021, I had the pleasure of presenting, “How to level up, as a vSphere admin”. A presentation, around what tools/technologies, to look at, if you are doing infrastructure today, to prepare, for the future. This post, will be published, during the presentation, as part of the last demo.

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Install Loginsight agent using SaltStack

For a POC i’m preparing for, I had the chance to look at bit more at SaltStack. I like the product, and what it can do, but I really need a usecase, to do anything usefull with it. It’s the same with many other products, but with SaltStack, i’m just feeling it more.

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New Project

I love doing doing Crossfit, and before Covid19 hit, I was pretty active in my local Box. Crossfit boxes are split into 2 segments. The official affiliates, which is a part of the company Crossfit.com, and all the others, which offer functional training. For a new person, that wants to get into shape, and do some functinal training, then it’s probably hard to see the difference.

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Integrate Azure Devops With Vmware Codestream

For a customer case, I had to show integration between Azure Devops, and VMware CodeStream. Since the Git endpoint in Code Stream, does not work with Azure DevOps Git repository, I had to find another way of doing the integration. The solution was quite simple. Trigger the pipeline, using a pipeline run by Azure Devops.

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Keeping .env files in sync using Bitwarden

Update : After posting this, I was told that Grand Orchard, had already written a similar post, around how to do the same, using 1Password. So if you are a 1Password user, then take a look at his blog I use multiple computers, and sometimes it can be hard, to keep everything in sync.

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When Testing Got Easy - a story about SMTP and Docker

Sometimes it’s the simple tings, that are the hardest. For a small projekt, i’m working on, I have to test sending a lot of emails. A simple thing, but in my case, I don’t have a local SMTP server. I could set one up, but then, I have to configure users, maybe MX records, and other stuff.

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Installing Harbor Container Registry Behind Traefik Reverse Proxy With Let's Encrypt Certificate

Ever since Docker enforced their rate limit, I have been looking at using some other registry, to put my containers, but also to use as a proxy, so I hit the Docker api a blit less. Everywhere I look, Harbor is mentioned, so that is the one, that I have been looking at.

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Easy Updating CI/CD Tools

Update 09/06/2021 : Docker has changed their licenses, so that AutoBuild, in no longer part of the free license., due to it being exploided by Bitcoin miners. A shame, but something i fully understand. Update 23/03/2021 : I have changed my container image, to be build using Gitlab, and pushed to my private Harbor registry, due to speed, and amount of pulls.