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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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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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vCenter Server 7.0.x Appliance /storage/log partition error. Partition full due to excessive pod-startup.log files

Lately I notice that the vmware-pod service will not start. Furthermore one can see /var/log/vmware/pod contains thousands of pod-startup.log.###### files. The /var/log/vmware/pod/pod-console.log contains the following errors: This issue occurs when…

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How to integrate vCenter HSM (DELL OpenMange) with vLCM (Lifecycle Management)

NOTE: This is for non-vSAN environment running Dell servers Using the Dell OpenManage integration with vLCM , we would create a desired state for image,…

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How to upload logs to VMware directly from vCenter

Today in this short video I will show you how to upload logs directly from vCenter to #VMware support.

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How to check if STS certificate is about to expire or expired already

By now you should know what to do if your STS certificate expire, but if you have been caught on this one here are simple…

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