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VMWARE VCENTER 6.5 UPGRADATION ERROR
THERE WAS ERROR CONNECTING VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER [VCENTER:443] DATABASE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE OR HAS NETWORK PROBLEMS
WINDOWS VCENTER 6.5: VCENTER VPXD AND OTHER SERVICES MISSING OR NOT EXIST IN SERVICES.MSC

RESOLVED : ADDING VIRTUAL HARD DISK GRAYED OUT ON VIRTUAL MACHINE
VMware hot-extend was invoked with size is not supported: Virtual Machine HDD VMDK

RESOLVED : FAIL TO DEPLOY OVF TEMPLATE - TASK CANCELED BY USER
VMWare Web Client: Datastore browse files upload copy failed error

Resolved: HP ILO this page cannot be displayed ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT
Reset/Restart HP ILO (Integrated Lights-outs) using putty
Reset HP ILO password from Esxi server
ESXi HP Blade start issue Enclosure power event detected, System Halted until power condition is corrected
Esxi update individual component firmware on HP hardware: disk degraded not authenticated

Resolved syslog error: Call OptionManager.UpdateValues for object ha-adv-options on ESXi failed
Solved: Esxi server cannot joined into active directory domain
Solved Esxi host disconnected evaluation license expired
Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration

VMware vcenter 7.0 A problem occurred during setup Services might not be working as expected 63%
VMware UMDS curl_easy_perform() failed: cURL Error: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK, SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

Esxi Registration unregistration of third-party IO filter storage providers fails on a host

VMware LifeCycle Manager There are conflicts from the patches selected for staging or remediation
How to update a patch on an ESXi host via command line

VMware vCenter Server Management Exception in invoking authentication handler user password expired

VMWARE VCENTER SERVER INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT

PART 1 : VCENTER SQL DATABASE AND ODBC DSN CREATION 
PART 2 : VCENTER SERVER 6.0 INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2 
PART 3.1 : VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS 2012 R2 
PART 3.2 : VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER PLUG-IN INSTALLATION ON VSPHERE CLIENT 

Deploy install VCSA (vCenter server appliance 6.5) on VMWare Workstation
Enable or disable SSH on VMWare vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
The top 10 reasons to upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.5
vCenter server appliance 6.5 deployment Error The supplied system is not valid
How to deploy vCenter server appliance on VMware Workstation
Enable Access to the VCSA Bash shell or Appliance Shell
Patching the vCenter Server Appliance VCSA
Install and Configure VMware UMDS on Linux

VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - IMPORTING ESXI ISO AND CREATE UPGRADE BASELINE 
VMWARE VSPHERE UPDATE MANAGER (VUM) - UPGRADE ESXI OS 
ESXi 6.0 update offline bundle via esxcli commandline: DependencyError VIB bootbank requires VSAN ImageProfile
ESXi 6.5 upgrade bundle via command line: No Space Left On Device Error
Registering HPE ILO amplifier pack (Hardware support manager) with vCenter 7 Lifecycle manager
VMware LifeCycle Manager import updates bundle and patch ESXi server
How to update a patch on an ESXi host via command line

Configure the VMWare Update Manager Proxy Settings using vSphere Web Client

CREATE VIRTUAL DATACENTER AND ADD ESXI HOST ON VCENTER SERVER 
ADDING AND ASSIGNING VSPHERE LICENSES IN VCENTER SERVER AND ESXI 
ADDING AND CONFIGURING VMWARE VSPHERE VCENTER SSO ACTIVE DIRECTORY AS LDAP SERVER 
Configuring a vCenter PSC Single sign-on Active directory Integrated windows authentication

vmware vsphere sso single sign on server diagram

How to join vCenter Server appliance to Active Directory
Add a vCenter Single Sign On Identity Source Active Directory (Windows Integrated Authentication)
Configure vCenter SSO Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) as identity source

PASSED VMWARE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL 6 - DATA CENTER VIRTULIZATION DELTA EXAM (VCP6-DCV, 2V0-621D)
UPGRADING FROM VMWARE VCENTER 6.0 TO 6.5 PROCEDURE AND VSPHERE HTML5 WEB CLIENT

Part 1 - Copy or clone distributed virtual switch portgroups to standard switch portgroups - Powercli
Migrating move back from Distributed virtual switch to Standard virtual switch - VMKernal Adapter - Part 2
Migrating move back from Distributed virtual switch to Standard virtual switch - VMs (Virtual Machine) - Part 3
Part 4: Remove ESXi Host from Distributed switch and migrate to virtual switch completely

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How to import default vCenter server appliance VMCA root certificate and refresh CA certificate on ESXi
How to replace default vCenter VMCA certificate with Microsoft CA signed certificate
Managing ESXi SSL certificate properties from vCenter server
Forward vCenter Server Appliance logs to syslog server

Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Client
VMware Skyline Collector Password Recovery (KB52652)

Administrating licenses in vSphere client
Assign vSAN licenses in vSphere client

How to install Ansible on Linux for vSphere configuration
Using Ansible for Managing VMware vsphere Infrastructure

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Getting started Ansible AWX tower for IT automation run first playbook
Ansible for VMwary Using vmware_vm_inventory dynamic inventory plugin
Ansible selectattr The error was TemplateRuntimeError no test named 'equalto'
ansible create an array with set_fact
Ansible get information from esxi advanced settings nested dictionary with unique keynames

Powershell Using vRealize Log Insight Rest API

ESXI INSTALLATION AND NETWORK CONFIGURATION

INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING ESXI EMBEDDED WEB CLIENT 
ESXI VIB SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ERROR
ESXI 6.5 UPGRADE INSTALLATION AND UI HTML WEB CLIENT

vmware esxi iscsi target server windows server 2012 r2, lun, iqn, esxi iscsi initiator multipathingVMWARE ESXI CONFIGURE (VSWITCH) VMKERNEL NETWORK PORT FOR ISCSI STORAGE
VMWARE ESXI INSTALL AND CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER FOR VMFS VERSION 6 DATASTORE
VMWARE VCENTER STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION VM AND PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING TESTING

VMWare ESXi add and create NFS datastore 
Mount NFS share to multiple ESXi hosts
Unmount NFS datastores from VMware ESXi and NFS is in use

vmware vsphere esxi, vcenter best practices configuration vcenter esxi, ask for free labVMWARE SECURITY BEST PRACTICES: POWERCLI ENABLE OR DISABLE ESXI SSH
vSphere ESXi security best practices: Time configuration - (NTP) Network Time Protocol
Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts: VMware best practices
Configure SNMP on ESXi Server GUI :Vmware Best Practices
Configure PTP (Precision Time Protocol) on ESXi Server

vmware workstation, vmware vsphere vcenter server vcsa vmca microsoft ca, windows certificate authority, ssl certificate openssl self signed esxiGenerate new self-signed certificates for ESXi using OpenSSL
Push SSL certificates to client computers using Group Policy
Replacing a default ESXi certificate with a CA-Signed certificate
Troubleshooting replacing a corrupted certificate on Esxi server 

POWERCLI AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT: JOIN ESXI INTO ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER
Resolved: Esxi Join domain failed - Error in Active Directory Operations
Join domain ESXi to an Active Directory OU : Powercli

Esxi reset root password, reset windows administrator passwordReset forgotten ESXi root password on Domain joined Esxi using vSphere web client and Powercli
Reset ESXi root password using Host Profiles on vCenter server: VMWare vSphere Web client
Resolved: Reset Esxi forgotten root password using hiren bootCD step by step

PART 1 : INSTALLING ESXI ON VMWARE WORKSTATION HOME LAB 
PART 2 : CONFIGURING ESXI ON VMWARE WORKSTATION HOME LAB 
PART 3 : ACCESSING STANDALONE ESXI SERVER IN HOME LAB USING VSPHERE CLIENT 
Create bootable USB from ISO file

Adding and sharing RDM disk to multiple VMs in VMware step by step
Upload files to vmware ESXi datastore: Different methods
How to convert RDM disk (Raw Device Mapping) to VMDK

POWERCLI

vmware vsphere Powercli logoPOWERCLI INITIALIZE-POWERCLI ENVIRONMENT.PS1 CANNOT BE LOADED BECAUSE RUNNING SCRIPTS IS DISABLED 
POWERCLI - CREATE DATACENTER AND ADD ESXI HOST IN VCENTER 

VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP
Installing VMware.Powercli latest version and Error Invalid server certificate Set-PowerCLIConfiguration
FIND FREE OR UNASSIGNED STORAGE LUN DISKS ON VMWARE ESXI SERVER

Add NFS datastores to VMware ESXi hosts using PowerCLI
Using PowerCLI to Increase VMDK (Virtual disk) in VMware Virtual Machine
Add a VMFS datastore using VMware PowerCLI

POWERCLI: VMWARE ESXI CONFIGURE (VSWITCH) VMKERNEL NETWORK PORT FOR ISCSI STORAGE
POWERCLI VMWARE: CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER AND ADD VMFS DATASTORE
POWERCLI: VIRTUAL MACHINE STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION AND DATASTORE PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING

VMWare Powercli: Time Configuration (NTP - Network Time Protocol) on multiple Esxi server
vSphere PowerCLI - Configure syslog on VMware ESXi hosts and Enable security profile firewall

Part 1: VMware Powercli : Gather distributed virtual switch information to JSON file to migrate standard switch
Part 2: Copy or clone distributed virtual switch portgroups to standard switch portgroups - Powercli
Part 3: VMware Powercli: Migrate VMs to another network

Powercli GUI: Determine the EVC Mode that vmware cluster should be configured
vMotion from all VMs on selected Esxi Host to other Esxi host via PowerCLI GUI

Powercli Get vCenter licenses information
Powercli Get vCenter assigned licenses report
PowerCLI one-liner Reporting, Chaning, Assigning and Removing licenses on ESXi

PowerCLI Get-VMhost The operation on computer failed The WinRM client cannot process the request
PowerCLI Add a SCSI Controller to a Virtual Machine

Powershell vCenter server Rest API create and assign tag and tagcategory
PowerCLI create, modify and assign tag and tagcategory

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