Don’t Trust Links Sent in Email Messages

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A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people’s computers is to send them emails with malicious links. People are tricked into opening these links because they appear to come from someone or something they know and trust. If you click on a link, you may be taken to a site that attempts to harvest your information or tries to hack into your computer. Only click on links that you were expecting. Not sure about an email? Call the person to confirm they sent it.

The guest operations agent is out of date, stopping script from continuing through loop

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advanced apology/warning!:

I have tried to format my post to show the script nicely/properly using guide I was previously pointed to by a member on here but it just won’t (not sure if it’s because it’s quite long!) so my apologies ( I had this trouble before so I’ve attached my script instead)

 

my script is basically looping through every server on my estate, and determining a bunch of things and then getting the uptime of that server via the os guest (wasn’t happy with the stat from the hosts itself) . it works fine until it finds a server where invoke-vmscript returns the error “the guest operations agent is out of date”

 

fine don’t mind that i’ll just pipe that in my csv, move on and look at it after.. problem is – it stops my script dead, instead of continuing on through the estate (of which I suspect there to be more or the same error)

 

I thought by checking the tool status (which can seen in the ELSE of the first IF)  before going down to the level of the actual OS checking it would filter/capture it but it seems to be ignoring this. How would I go about doing this with invoke-vmscript? do I simply need to do another if and do something based on the scripts output.

 

any guidance is appreciated

vCheck and storing credentials for scheduled task

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I’m trying to setup vCheck as a scheduled task but it keeps prompting for credentials when running as a batch file.

 

I’ve added the credential using the following command.

 

New-VICredentialStoreItem -Host myvc -User administrator@vsphere.local -Password password – File c:scriptsvcpwd.xml

 

In the connection plugin for vcenter, I’ve added the following lines to pull the credentials but it’s not working. Am I missing further steps here or what is the cause?

 

$Credfile = “C:scriptsvcpwd.xml”

$Creds = Get-VICredentialStoreItem -Host $VIServer -File “C:scriptsvcpwd.xml”

 

The .bat file string is as follows: C:WINDOWSsystem32windowspowershellv1.0powershell.exe -File “C:scriptsvCheck-vSphere-mastervCheck.ps1

Forwarding Emails

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When you forward an email to others or copy new people to an email thread, review all the content in the entire email and make sure the information contained in it is suitable for everyone. It is very easy to forward emails to others, not realizing there is highly sensitive information in the bottom of the email that people should not have access to.

VOMA failed to check device: Severe corruption detected

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I had a disk fail yesterday, and after the rebuild I noticed one of my datastores was missing.  I see the device but not the associated datastore.

 

/vmfs/devices/disks/eui.30f9584100d00000:1                                                         59cd3f06-381b631f-8b26-002590707790  0  raid

 

I am running vSphere 6.5

 

When I run VOMA I get the following output:

 

[root@ESX-1:/var/log] voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/eui.30f9584100d00000

Checking if device is actively used by other hosts

Running VMFS Checker version 2.1 in check mode

Initializing LVM metadata, Basic Checks will be done

Phase 1: Checking VMFS header and resource files

   Detected VMFS file system (labeled:’raid’) with UUID:59cd3f06-381b631f-8b26-002590707790, Version 5:81

ON-DISK ERROR: corrupted SFD address <FB c14268 r687> for resource file PB2

         ERROR: Failed to check pb2.sf.

   VOMA failed to check device : Severe corruption detected

 

Total Errors Found:           1

   Kindly Consult VMware Support for further assistance

 

Is there anyway to do a repair on the device in question?

 

Thanks for any help

Mouse click not working Workstation Pro 14.1.1 build – 7528167

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This was working prior to a PC upgrade. I went from a Asrock z77 Extreme 4 motherboard with 16GB of memory and an Intel i5 3570k, to a Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard 16GB of memory and an Intel i7 8700. I transferred my drives, did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.251), My VMs reside on a secondary storage drive so I opened them in workstation. I have tried reinstalling VMware Workstation, recreating the preferences.ini located in %USERPROFILE%Application DataVMware, recreating the virtual machine and reinstalling vmware tools. I checked another VM and encounter the same issue. So I can CTRL+ALT to break input to the host and it will allow me to click one time, after that it acts as if the mouse buttons are not working. Has anyone ran into this or does anyone have anything I can try? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Web cam does not show video

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Hello. I hope you all are fine!

 

Im having a problem with the webcam video (always with usb cams). The VM ware software shown the webcam connected to host and also the SO recognize it (/dev/video0) but its not possible to get video. We need the video to implement a CV software for facial recognition application. And yes, I went to tools->show all usb devices. etc…

 

it looks like there is a problem with the video buffer. There is a way to troubleshoot it?

 

Thanks and best regards.

 


 

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