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Resolving SHA-1 Certificate Error During vCenter Server Upgrade

How to Remove CA Certificates from the TRUSTED_ROOTS store Introduction Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 8.0 update 2a from version 7.x can sometimes present challenges,…

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Unable to reset password for user, Error: Authentication token manipulation error

When using appliances based on Photon OS, it can be quite frustrating to encounter restrictions on reusing a password for the root user. This issue…

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“Log disk exhaustion” warning on the vCenter

Is your VMware vCenter experiencing a “log disk exhaustion” warning? Is your vCenter’s storage space being consumed by an unusually large vmafdd.log file? You’re not…

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What is vSphere Diagnostic Tool and how to use it?

Introduction In the ever-evolving world of virtualization, ensuring the smooth operation of vSphere environments is paramount for businesses and IT professionals. Recognizing this need, VMware…

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vCenter – HTTP status 500 – internal server error

Today, I encountered a situation wherein one of my vCenter instances presented an HTTP status 500 error. Should you ever encounter this error, two potential…

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Navigating vCenter Troubles: A Case Study in Resolving HTTP Status 500 – Internal Server Error, STS cert.

Today, I want to share an interesting, and admittedly frustrating, experience I recently had with VMware vCenter. It all started with an innocuous attempt to…

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VMware vSphere 8 Update 1 is here!

VMware has introduced the inaugural major update to its flagship vSphere 8 suite and has refined the release cycle for the upcoming version. VMware has…

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Let’s talk about snapshots! Snapshots Explained!

A VMware snapshot is a point-in-time copy of the virtual machine’s state, including its virtual disk files and configuration. Snapshots are used to capture the…

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vSphere 8 Upgrade! How to upgrade your vCenter Server 6.5\6.7\7.0 to vCenter 8.0

On October 11, 2022, VMware announced the initial availability (IA) of VMware vSphere 8.0. This new status of “initial availability” adheres to VMware’s new release…

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How to deploy vCenter 8.0 using VMware Workstations.

The new vSphere 8 IA is out there and ready to install on your development environments. Please read this article on the differences between IA…

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