Packer and WinRM – mystery resolved

A while ago I started exploring Hashicorp Packer in order to learn more about a new way of creating Windows template VMs. Traditionally, you create a VM, attach the Windows ISO file and of you go… But with Packer, you can define the whole thing in code and store that…

Remediation did not succeed

I was patching a lot of ESXi hosts but had some trouble with one of the clusters. Remediation did not work and in the Events for the first host I saw two events:Could not install patches on <host name>Remediation did not succeed for <host name> A quick search on the…

Troubleshooting Host Profiles

A while ago I was working with host profiles to get the hosts compliant with the CIS Benchmarks (https://www.cisecurity.org/benchmark/vmware/). But for some reason, I could not remediate some of the hosts. Issue #1 The error I got was pretty generic… I started looking at log files and decided to download…