Tag Archive: vCenter

Oct 20

vSphere 6.5 – VCSA Appliance Monitoring and Management

With all the changes to the VCSA 6.5 already discussed: CIP Deprecation vMon-CLI Photon OS VCSA Backup VCSA Restore 2-Stage Deployment Integrated Update Manager There are still even more changes and features. I would venture to say that since the release of the VCSA, there has been a 50/50 opinion that customers want to have …

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Oct 17

VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Now Running on PhotonOS

Up until now (from vSphere 5.5), the VCSA ran on SLES, with the latest running on SLES 11. Starting with vSphere 6.5, the vCenter Server Appliance is now running VMware’s own Photon OS, which is a Minimal Linux Container Host, optimized for running on the VMware platform. Why is this important? This was a great …

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Jan 09

Automating Sysprep File Transfer to vCenter

I was at my local Salt Lake City VMware User Group (VMUG) last week doing a Q&A when one of the users mentioned it is painful to only be able to upload one Sysprep file at a time to vCenter. I wanted to take the time to address this for him as well as any …

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Sep 10

vCenter 6.0 Update 1 VAMI… it’s back!

There were a number of complaints about the lack of a VAMI in vCenter 6.0. Well, I’d like to let you all know that we heard you, and not only did we bring the VAMI back, it looks dang good!

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Jul 20

PowerActions won’t uninstall – Unregister lookup service object

Poweractions is one of the best flings ever created in my opinion. If you do not know what PowerActions is, you can find out more about it HERE: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client I ran into an issue where I was trying to update PowerActions.

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Feb 12

VMware Default Username and Passwords

  As you build out your vSphere environment, you might run into the same thing that most of us have… WHAT ARE THE DEFAULT USERNAME AND PASSWORDS FOR EACH PRODUCT?! I’m throwing together this document (more products to come) of some of the products I have used so far. Hope these help you. If you …

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