I recently put this together for a customer of mine and figured I'd put it here for archival purposes and maybe some of you can use it as a full walkthrough of replacing vCenter, PSC, and ESXi host certificates with custom (non-VMCA) certificates from an external CA. Nothing in here is new or revolutionary, but … Continue reading Custom Certificate Replacement Guide
Recently, I had a customer who had one of the PSC's in their cluster lose its database. We are still investigating how this occurred since it was paired to another PSC and this environment is mostly untouched as it is not in production yet. Thankfully, it is faster to redeploy a new PSC and re-add … Continue reading Removing a broken/stale PSC from vCenter System Configuration
Today marks the release of vSphere 6.5 and with that, a new vCenter Server Appliance that is worth paying attention to. Beyond the traditional boost of configuration maximums and security, this version comes loaded with features that have been requested over the past few years. Some highlights include: Built-in migration tool to go from vCenter … Continue reading How To: Upgrade vCSA 6.0 to vCSA 6.5
Quick post about an awesome, new VMware Fling that was released somewhat recently. I'm a little late to the party but I haven't needed to deploy a new host since its release until today. If you haven't heard, VMware Flings are small applications built by the VMware engineers that aren't officially supported immediately but can … Continue reading vSphere Thick Client? I don’t need no stinkin’ thick client!
Quick post here on updating your vCSA 6.0 in what I believe to be the fastest way to update your vCSA installation. The VAMI that comes with vCSA is a great little tool but I find it to be hit or miss at times so I wanted to find a more reliable and visible way … Continue reading Upgrading vCSA 6.0 to 6.0U1 without VAMI
It is the week following VMworld 2015 so that marks my annual homelab wipe. I normally do this after every VMworld due to the renewed urge to test out all the new tricks I learned over the course of the week. In doing this, I decided to dunk the new vCSA6 web installer in lieu … Continue reading vCSA 6.0 CLI Install