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VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3a

It has been not even a month since VMware released vSphere 7 Update 3, and not everyone including me implemented that update, yet today (23/10/2021)…

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How I lost and recovered my vCenter server

My network team is doing tech refresh and they decided that along with hardware change, they want to change IP range. Hence I was tasked…

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How to remove stale (orphaned) snapshots in the datastore on which the virtual machine resides

One of my servers went into a hung state. We tried to reboot it but the reboot filed and the task eventually timeout. The same…

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VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3 released!

I am happy to announce that on October 5th VMware released Update 3.You can read and watch everything you need to know about this update…

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How to add domain search to DNS settings in vCenter Server Appliance 7.x (NOT via VAMI)

Today I discovered that I had issue with DNS in my VCSA. I could not resolve servers without suffix. I decided to check resolv.conf file…

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Photon OS, resetting root password.

This procedure can be done on all VMware appliances running Photon OS. #PasswordReset #Root Reboot you appliance After the Photon OS starts, press the e…

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How to create CSR with multiple SANs

Sometime you would like to include SAN (Subject Alternative Name) to your certificate. SAN is a specific type of SSL that allows you to secure…

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How to renew certificates for vCenter (6.x)

If you have not upgraded yet to vSphere 7 and your vCenter certificate is about to expire or already expired, here is an runlist how…

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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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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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