VCP5-DCV exam prep

Vidad Cosonok’s blog

Highly ranked Amazon VCP5 Study Guide by Brian Atkinson –dated @ May 14, 2012.

Updated VCP5-DCV Study Guide by Brian Atkinson –dated Apr 21, 2014

Scott Lowe’s Mastering vSphere 5 (often thought of as the bible of ESXi 5) — dated Oct 18, 2011

ESXTOP: Good stuff on the subject!


crafting MITM (Man-in-the-middle) redirects — via arp poisoning

Basic Linux bridging examples w/ iptables adjustments:
brctl addbr br0
brctl addif br0 eth0
brctl addif br0 eth1
ifconfig eth0 promisc up
ifconfig eth1 promisc up
ifconfig br0 netmask broadcast
iptables -A FORWARD -p all -i br0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -t mangle -A FORWARD -m physdev –physdev-in eth0 -j NFQUEUE –queue-num 0
iptables -t mangle -A FORWARD -m physdev –physdev-in eth1 -j NFQUEUE –queue-num 1

Tutorial #1 here:

Cisco Switch security

Upgrade your standards:
The case for changing your tagging standards to tag your native VLANs… The blatant weakness to having untagged native VLANs.

Vulnerability testing tools:
Yersinia hacking tool for testing Cisco vulnerabilities.

Scapy the packet crafter…