Mitigate Spectre and Meltdown impact with vSphere ESXi

Meltdown-Spectre

As most of the folks in the IT, I’ve spent last couple of days researching about famous Spectre and Meltdown attacks and their possible impact to our infrastructure. These security flaws are especially bad, not only because they’ve been here for more than 2 decades, but mitigation comes with significant … Continue reading

Broadwell ESXi 6.0 Exception 14 PSOD and Lenovo support fail

exception14

You may already have heard about known issue with Intel Broadwell Family CPUs (Intel Xeon CPU E5-26xx v4 CPUs)  where you can hit Exception 14 PSOD if you are running older microcode. If not, you can read about it in kb2146388 From there you can clearly see you need to … Continue reading