Is there a guide to fix iMessage in an ESXi VM for Mojave?

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I tried following this guide but


How to Fix macOS Mojave iMessage, iCloud, App Store on VMware


I get stuck on this step


Step #2. Now find board-id.reflectHost = “True”. Once you’ve found this text, Change “TRUE” to “FALSE” and then add a blank line beneath it. Add your system definitions at that blank line.


This entry does not exist in my file.


Is there such a guide for ESXi?

I have two DL380 server with esxi 5.5 running on the top of both servers. I have connected these servers via cross cables with primary and secondary nic cards. I have made a vswitch and adaptor to connect to VM hosted on the respective servers. when i reb

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I have two DL380 server with esxi 5.5 running on the top of both servers. I have connected these servers via cross cables with primary and secondary nic cards. I have made a vswitch and adaptor to connect to VM hosted on the respective servers. when i reboot the machine i can see that i will not be able to ping each other , in order to ping i need to disconnect and connect the adaptor towards the VM. my nic teaming is in active standby . please suggest a way to avoid this issue

Can create Content Library, but can’t use it

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After an upgrade from 6.0 to 6.5, and 6.7 (VSphere hosts and VCenter), I’m unable to use Content Libraries.

I’m able to create one, either on local datastores or NFS remote storages. But when I try to display information, I end up with a result like this :


Right now, I’m even able to upload an OVA in the Content Library without error. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, freshly uploaded template remains unable.


What I’ve tried :


  • Use either HTML5 or Flex interface. Same symptom.
  • Looked at KB2151085 details. Unfortunately, my content-library service is up and running, and I don’t have “” file.
  • Tried as administrator@vsphere.local. Same behaviour.


Any ideas ?


Thanks for your help,

VMWare Fusion Stuck Keys

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Thought I would reopen a new thread on this issue as the old one located here High Sierra and Fusion “stuck” keys was related to High Sierra and as we are now into Mojave and the problem still exists for a number of people. OI had to move to another product and occassionally return to see what and if this has been resolved. It has not been on my 2017 MAC. The issue was fixed by a once off patch to fusion 10.1.3 or some thing but then lost in subsequent updates to fusion. All in all this issue has existed for over a year and the official bugs and tribletickets were closed against the earlier version. The problem persis and its sad to see the state of repair and bug resolution frequency on Fusion. Once such a great product.

NVidia GPU on ESXi 6.5 with V.M. not EFI Bios

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We need to install a NVidia P2000 (Q0V77A) on a HP ML 360 Gen10 with VMWare esxi 6.5 and pass it in passthrough to a Win2016 Virtual Machine already working.

I found fragmentary information on the internet (no precise and complete official VMWare article) explaining how to configure the video card to be viewed and managed directly by V.M. and the part that worried me is that someone says that the V.M. must be configured with the Bios in EFI mode while the V.M. which I have already operative from the customer is definitely installed in normal Bios mode, being also the mode recommended by VMWare during installation.

The problem is that if i change the Bios in EFI mode, the V.M. not boot anymore.

If the Bios in EFI is an essential prerequisite for the correct operation of the video card, this would mean having to reinstall the virtual machine, the terminal server, the ERP software. Can you give me more precise information?

Thanks a lot.

iPad Pro + Horizon Client + External Peripherals

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We’re currently toying around with the new iPad pros and the Horizon client, attaching them to external monitors via USB-C.


Anyone know if the horizon client does, or will support external peripherals such as mice and keyboards connected either via a usb-c doc or monitor?  I tried connecting a usb mouse via a monitor but had no luck.


It’s a bit of an edge case / long shot, but we’re just scoping out if a company issued iPad + VDI solution would be viable for some users.


Would be interested if anyone has gotten this to work, and what kit / models they used.

Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Cyber Risks

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Original release date: December 4, 2018 | Last revised: November 15, 2019

As technology continues to evolve, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication and complexity. Cyber threats affect businesses of all sizes and require the attention and involvement of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior leaders. To help companies understand their risks and prepare for cyber threats, CEOs should discuss key cybersecurity risk management topics with their leadership and implement cybersecurity best practices. The best practices listed in this document have been compiled from lessons learned from incident response activities and managing cyber risk.

What should CEOs know about the cybersecurity threats their companies face?

CEOs should ask the following questions about potential cybersecurity threats:

  • How could cybersecurity threats affect the different functions of my business, including areas such as supply chain, public relations, finance, and human resources?
  • What type of critical information could be lost (e.g., trade secrets, customer data, research, personally identifiable information)?
  • How can my business create long-term resiliency to minimize our cybersecurity risks?
  • What kind of cyber threat information sharing does my business participate in? With whom does my business exchange this information?
  • What type of information sharing practices could my business adopt that would help foster community among the different cybersecurity groups where my business is a member?

What can CEOs do to mitigate cybersecurity threats?

The following questions will help CEOs guide discussions about their cybersecurity risk with management:

  • What is the threshold for notifying executive leadership about cybersecurity threats?
  • What is the current level of cybersecurity risk for our company?
  • What is the possible business impact to our company from our current level of cybersecurity risk?
  • What is our plan to address identified risks?
  • What cybersecurity training is available for our workforce?
  • What measures do we employ to mitigate insider threats?
  • How does our cybersecurity program apply industry standards and best practices?
  • Are our cybersecurity program metrics measureable and meaningful? 
  • How comprehensive are our cybersecurity incident response plan and our business continuity and disaster recovery plan?
  • How often do we exercise our plans?
  • Do our plans incorporate the whole company or are they limited to information technology (IT)?
  • How prepared is my business to work with federal, state, and local government cyber incident responders and investigators, as well as contract responders and the vendor community?

Recommended Organizational Cybersecurity Best Practices

The cybersecurity best practices listed below can help organizations manage cybersecurity risks.

  • Elevate cybersecurity risk management discussions to the company CEO and the leadership team.
    • CEO and senior company leadership engagement in defining an organization’s risk strategy and levels of acceptable risk is critical to a comprehensive cybersecurity risk plan. The company CEO—with assistance from the chief information security officer, chief information officer, and the entire leadership team—should ensure that they know how their divisions affect the company’s overall cyber risk. In addition, regular discussion with the company board of directors regarding these risk decisions ensures visibility to all company decision makers.
      • Executives should construct policy from the top down to ensure everyone is empowered to perform the tasks related to their role in reducing cybersecurity risk. A top-down policy defines roles and limits the power struggles that can hurt IT security.
  • Implement industry standards and best practices rather than relying solely on compliance standards or certifications.
    • Lower cybersecurity risks by implementing industry benchmarks and best practices (e.g., follow best practices from organizations like the Center for Internet Security). Organizations should tailor best practices to ensure they are relevant for their specific use cases.
    • Follow consistent best practices to establish an organizational baseline of expected enterprise network behavior. This allows organizations to be proactive in combatting cybersecurity threats, rather than expending resources to “put out fires.”
    • Compliance standards and regulations (e.g., the Federal Information Security Modernization Act) provide guidance on minimal requirements; however, there is more businesses can do to go beyond the requirements.
  • Evaluate and manage organization-specific cybersecurity risks.
    • Identify your organization’s critical assets and the associated impacts from cybersecurity threats to those assets to understand your organization’s specific risk exposure—whether financial, competitive, reputational, or regulatory. Risk assessment results are a key input to identify and prioritize specific protective measures, allocate resources, inform long-term investments, and develop policies and strategies to manage cybersecurity risks.
    • Ask the questions that are necessary to understand your security planning, operations, and security-related goals. For example, it is better to focus on the goals your organization will achieve by implementing overall security controls instead of inquiring about specific security controls, safeguards, and countermeasures.
    • Focus cyber enterprise risk discussions on “what-if” situations and resist the “it can’t happen here” patterns of thinking.
    • Create a repeatable process to cross-train employees to conduct risk and incident management as an institutional practice. Often, there are only a few employees with subject matter expertise in key areas.
  • Ensure cybersecurity risk metrics are meaningful and measurable.
    • An example of a useful metric is the time it takes an organization to patch a critical vulnerability across the enterprise. In this example, reducing the days it takes to patch a vulnerability directly reduces the risk to the organization.
    • An example of a less useful metric is the number of alerts a Security Operations Center (SOC) receives in a week. There are too many variables in the number of alerts an SOC receives for this number to be consistently relevant.
  • Develop and exercise cybersecurity plans and procedures for incident response, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
    • It is critical that organizations test their incident response plans across the whole organization, not just in the IT environment. Each part of the organization should know how to respond to both basic and large-scale cybersecurity incidents. Testing incident response plans and procedures can help prevent an incident from escalating.
    • Incident response plans should provide instructions on when to elevate an incident to the next level of leadership. Regularly exercising incident response plans enables an organization to respond to incidents quickly and minimize impacts.
  • Retain a quality workforce.
    • Cybersecurity tools are only as good as the people reviewing the tools’ results. It is also important to have people who can identify the proper tools for your organization. It can take a significant amount of time to learn a complex organization’s enterprise network, making retaining skilled personnel just as important as acquiring them. There is no perfect answer to stopping all cybersecurity threats, but knowledgeable IT personnel are critical to reducing cybersecurity risks.
    • New cybersecurity threats are constantly appearing. The personnel entrusted with detecting cybersecurity threats need continual training. Training increases the likelihood of personnel detecting cybersecurity threats and responding to threats in a manner consistent with industry best practices.
    • Ensure there is appropriate planning to account for the additional workload related to mitigating cybersecurity risks. 
    • Cybersecurity is emerging as a formal discipline with task orientation that requires specific alignments to key knowledge, skills, and abilities. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is a useful resource for workforce planning.
  • Maintain situational awareness of cybersecurity threats.

Refer to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials page for recommendations on managing cybersecurity risks for small businesses.

Author: CISA

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