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Add a vCenter Single Sign On Identity Source Active Directory (Windows Integrated Authentication)

This is a second part of my article How to join vCenter Server appliance to Active Directory, and here I am configuring Identity source on Single sign on. In my one of the previous article ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER  I used AD as ldap server, contrary here I am trying Windows Integrated Authentication as identity source.

Before process…

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How to join vCenter Server appliance to Active Directory

I just finished deploying new VCSA 6.7 in my office for a new project, In this article I am showing procedure to join VCSA to active directory, and wanted to assign permissions to AD accounts but Active directory was not visible in permissions. For the same follow below steps on vCenter web client to configure.

Click Home icon button on top, and from drop down menu select Home. Under Admin…

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Powershell GUI format text on TextBox and RichTextBox

I was preparing some auditing and reporting tools for some of newly received projects and wanted a way to formatting representation of data on my GUI form in nice way. To show this nice formatting you can use tags inside TextBlock and RichTextBox inside xaml code and binding can be used.These tags are as same as html tags. below examples are used on TextBlocks. For more on tagging you can check th…

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Powershell GUI encode decode images

Recently I was working on the one of my project, In the same I required to add few images to GUI, and needed to encode and decode images in the script so no external file is required to port incase if I want to share and there will be only sole ps1 script. Here in below video not a single external picture image is used. They are for onetime encoded with powershell as base64 string and then same st…

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Powershell WPF Charts dashboard demo

I was preparing for some dashboards using Powershell WPF GUI and was looking for some charts and graph to show on my GUI, I tried utilizing data visualization charts but I was looking for more cooler ways to show them and was looking for interactive ones which can complement my dashboards. To achieve this I have created html files using chart.js and bootstrap html codes and used WPF webbrowser …

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Installing VMware.Powercli latest version and Error Invalid server certificate Set-PowerCLIConfiguration

Way long back, After writing my my article VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP, I decided today to upgrade my vSphere PowerCLI to newer version 10 in the office, I am choosing little bit different installation method instead of using exe installer, PowerCLI can be downloaded from Microsoft Powershell PSGallary instead from site. Before installation that …

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Using PowerCLI to Increase VMDK (Virtual disk) in VMware Virtual Machine

Below oneliner commands I recently used to configure multiple VMware Virtual Machines Hard disk, Task was to grow/extend VMDK virtual disk on more than hundreds of the virtual machine. Below is the main techniques and gist of the article and scripts. These one-liner commands also include the commands to get the disk related inventory so I can gather in the excel file, If I need bulk operations. He…

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Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

As shown in my previous articles using sample xaml as style and themes, here I am using community popular MahApps.Metro wpf theme, This is a royal theme and looks very very cool. Implementation is bit different from the previous step …

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Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

Theme 2

I found few nice themes online for my Powershell WPF gui scripts, I was looking for simple and nice themes to implement, although there is already available theme called MahApp.Metro is very popular among community. But I w…

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Powershell WPF custom Image based ProgressBar

In this article I am showing some different ProgressBars for WPF GUI, This progressbar can show your chunk of silhouette image loading instead progress nicely. Below is the demo for my new progressbars, It can be used as an animated text or image. Images should be silhouette, A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually blac…

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This issue was fixed in ilo 3 version 1.25 and is a known bug:

The old firmware contains a "maximum SSL version". It's easy to update it. Would not suggest turning off your browser security.

Note that to install a firmware higher than v1.5 you need to be running at least v1.2. (you get an error that the firmware was rejected by the management processor). I was running v1.15 so I flashed v1.26 then I was able to install the latest iLO which is v1.89.

I get the following error:

"Get-VMHost : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Name'. The argument is null or empty. Provide an argument that is not null or empty, and then try the comman again.
At C:\supprot\Move-VMPortgroup.ps1:76 char:30
+ $VMHost = Get-VMHost $esxivms.esxihost
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo :InvalidData: (:) [Get-VMHost], ParameterBindingValidationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.GetVMHost

is , Cannot continue on this host

I had to make the following change in order for it to work:

"End {$XmlFile = $JsonFile -Replace 'json', 'xml'; $OverAllInfo | Export-CliXml -Path $XmlFile"

Once I made the change of the path to $XMLfile it worked.

I had the same issue and finally tracked it down to the scratchconfig pointing to the LUN.

I'm using vSphere 6.5 web-interface so your path may be different.

1- On the host go to "Configure" tab
2- Select "Advanced system Settings" under "System" and select Edit
3- Search for scratch"ScratchConfig"
4- clear the value from "ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLoca..."
5-Reboot the host.

This is same location where JSON file is created

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