EU antitrust authorities postpone decision on Broadcom-VMware deal
The pending warning from the European Commission is just the latest in Broadcom's antitrust problems.
EU antitrust regulators have postponed their decision on US chipmaker Broadcom's proposed €57 billion takeover of VMware, according to Reuters. The decision, which the European Commission Comp... Read more
Broadcom acquisition of VMware comes under closer EU scrutiny
The European antitrust enforcer "warns" that the deal could restrict market competition.
This week Reuters reported that US chipmaker Broadcom will be hit with an EU antitrust "warning" about the possible anti-competitive effects of its proposed €57 billion bid for VMware.
The chipmaker's a... Read more
Emergency update VMware ESXi fixes boot issues Windows Sever 2022 VMs
VMware has released an emergency update for an issue around booting Windows Server 2022 vm's on vSphere ESXi servers. The problem occurs after installing the recent Patch Tuesday KB5022842 update.
After the Patch Tuesday update, Windows Server 2022 vm's that have Secure Boot enabled were found t... Read more
Broadcom and VMware take more time to complete acquisition
Broadcom and VMware are taking more time to complete the acquisition. The companies reported this to the US stock market regulator SEC.
Broadcom's final acquisition of VMware is now to be completed by May 26, 2024, according to the statement to the SEC. Broadcom had anticipated the final acquisi... Read more
Windows 11 on Arm now officially supported on Apple Macs
Microsoft now officially supports running Windows 11 on devices with Arm architecture-based processors. With this, running Windows 11 on Arm in a VM on Apple Macs is officially supported. Apple has been using Arm chips in its PCs for several years.
Windows on Arm has been around for several yea... Read more
Problems with Windows Server VMs on VMware after Patch Tuesday updates
Microsoft indicates that some virtual machines running Windows Server 2022 are not booting after installing the patches from the most recent Patch Tuesday. More specifically, this involves VMs running on different versions of VMware vSphere ESXi.
The boot problem occurs on those vm's that have S... Read more
Recovery scripts no longer work against ESXiArgs ransomware
Cyber criminals recently modified the ESXi ransomware against scripts that managed to recover affected servers. The new version encrypts 50 percent of all files starting at 128 MB, making recovery operations nearly impossible. This writes Bleeping Computer.
The recent ransomware attack on VMware... Read more
U.S. CISA publishes recovery option for ESXiArgs attack
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released a script that can be used to restore servers affected by the ESXiArgs ransomware. The cybersecurity agency made this script available on GitHub.
The published CISA ESXiArgs-Recover script from the U.S. government'... Read more
VMware advises users to update to prevent ransomware
VMware advises users with VMware ESXi servers to perform updates as soon as possible to counter the recent ESXiArgs ransomware and disable the OpenSLP service. In addition, it is confirmed that the attack is not a zero-day vulnerability.
VMware states in a response that the attack does not invol... Read more
Global ransomware attack on thousands of VMware ESXi servers
Thousands of VMware ESXi servers worldwide were hit by a ransomware attack this weekend. The attack in question uses a two-year-old vulnerability for this type of servers, according to the French Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-FR).
According to the French cybersecurity watchdog, a ransom... Read more