Author: Piotr Tarnawski

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Posted in vCenter

How to export certificate from Certification Path

This article for a person who needs the whole chain for a certificate. Open certificate (double click on it) Go to Certification Path tab Double…

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Posted in vCenter

PowerShell to Upgrade the Virtual Distributed Switch (VDS)

After upgrading vSphere to version 7 there is one more component needs to be upgraded. VMware Virtual Distributed Switch (VDS). NOTE: Prior VDS upgrade all…

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Posted in ESXi vCenter

VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 2c, VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 2c – overview.

Discontinuation of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 in a future major vSphere release: VMware intends in a future major vSphere release to discontinue support of TPM…

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Posted in Aria

Data Retriever is not initialized yet. Please wait. – How to replace expired internal certificate in vRealize Operations Manager

You may not know but vROps has an internal certificate that may expire. If you won’t catch it on time, you will be in the…

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Posted in Aria

vROps 8.5 Hot Fix! Fixing EP Ops adapter, SNMP Trap Plugin, memory heap size and many more!

After upgrading my vRealize Operations Manager to 8.5 I received an alert stating that: In Redescribe section I saw that EP Ops Adapter has status…

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Posted in Aria

Upgrade vRealize Operations 8.x to newest 8.5 version

It is time to upgrade vROps to the newest version. You can perform in-place upgrade from any 8.x version. I strongly recommend to run per-upgrade…

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Posted in Security Advisory

Security Advisory VMSA-2021-0018

Yesterday VMware released  IMPORTANT Security Advisory for vRealize Operations Manager, Please see below information on VMSA-2021-0018, Important Notes, and Security Patch PAK to address this Security Advisory: Security Advisory VMSA-2021-0018 – VMware vRealize Operations…

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Posted in VxRail

VxRail: bmc: firmware test timeout. check platform service. How to check PTAgent status.

Before VxRail upgrade I run VxVerify tool and one of the errors was: bmc: firmware test timeout. check platform service. You can read all about…

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Posted in SRM

Migrating from SRM 8.3 Windows to SRM 8.4 Virtual Appliance

It is time to leave Windows machines and change your SRM to Virtual Appliance. SRM 8.4 runs on Photon OS and it is deployed as…

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Posted in SRM

SRDF SRA 9.2.0.1 Hot Fix installation with SRM appliance.

After successful installation of SRM appliance (you can read about it here) it is time now to install and configure SRDF SRA. There are few…

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