So the first part of my article has appeared on SearchVMware.com..... enjoy! =) http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/VMware-focuses-on-simplicity-in-vSphere-version-65 Not sure when part 2 will be released... =)
So post VMworld, I wrote a long article about what's new for vSphere 6.5 which I was hoping would be published on SearchVMware.com.... unfortunately I'm still waiting on it to be published, last I heard the article was too long and they were splitting it up into two articles! ¬_¬" Anyways, whilst I wait for … Continue reading vSphere/vCenter 6.5 released
Last year I blogged about the vCS to vCSA converter tool that VMware Labs released as a fling and how I had used it to pretty much convert all my lab vCenters (all bar one) to vCSAs..... since then I've been following the releases and a few months ago I noticed the Fling was deprecated (ie … Continue reading vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m
One of the plus points with upgrading your vCenter Server Appliance to 6.0 update 1 is the fact that VMware have re-introduced the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI). This was one of my bug-bears with 6.0... how any sort of administration/configuration work required you to access the vCSA shell! Recently after upgrading a customers vCSA … Continue reading Unable to connect to VAMI after upgrading the vCSA
So now that VMware have released their latest updates, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade my demo environment. Whilst I’ve carried out numerous upgrades/patches on previous releases of the vCSA, I’ve not yet carried one out for the vCSA 6.0. BTW, I’ve previously documented my vCSA upgrades, so pop along to these … Continue reading Upgrading vCenter Server Appliance to 6.0 update 1
A couple of days ago, the clever bods at VMware Labs released a new fling that allows you to migrate from a Windows-based vCenter Server to the vCenter Server Appliance: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter This is a great Fling idea as a lot of end-users are now considering the vCSA given the enhancements made to it in 5.5! (BTW, vCSA … Continue reading vCenter Server (Windows) to vCenter Server Appliance Converter
So it slipped my mind that the root/admin passwords for the vCenter Server Appliance expires after 90 days by default..... and when I tried to access the admin webpage today in my demo environment so that I could update the appliance, I couldn't log in...... dammit.....!Surprisingly this must be a really common issue with customers … Continue reading Has your root password for your vCenter Server Appliance expired? No problems, check out this KB!!
Recently had to regenerate the SSL certificates on my vCenter Server Appliance as I had noticed they were originally created with localhost.localdom as the DNS name. Quite easy to regenerate the SSL certs, just log onto the admin page of the vCSA (http://ip-address:5480) and log in as root. Click on the Admin tab and by Certificate regeneration … Continue reading Site Recovery Manager SSL error