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Uninstall Remove VIB software from ESXi server

This is second and opposite article of Install Update VIB Zip files software on VMware ESXi server, Here in this blog post I will uninstall remove installed VIB software application from VMware ESXi server. I will remove the software from ESXi shell. First enable SSH on ESXi server using VMWARE …

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Install Update VIB Zip files software on VMware ESXi server

This is a simple step by step guide on how to install or update vib software application on VMware ESXi server. First step I am going to use ESXi SSH to login. Make sure SSH is enabled on ESXi server, for the same you can find article VMWARE SECURITY BEST PRACTICES: POWERCLI ENABLE OR DISABLE ESX…

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Reset Dell iDRAC password from ESXi server

While working on new client's environment, I had limited information about Dell iDRAC ips and password. I found iDRAC IPs list with earlier articles Find Dell iDrac, HPE ilo IPMI ip address on VMware ESXi. The next task was to find out iDRAC password. In this task I tried with standard passwords p…

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PowerCLI Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction

While working with VMware PowerCLI module I was receiving below error, when connecting to vCenter or ESXi server. The system where I was working on, PowerCLI was installed for first time and I was connecting to vCenter/ESXi for first time from the system. This issue occurs due to SSL certificate ins…

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Find Dell iDrac, HPE ilo IPMI ip address on VMware ESXi

You might have come across situation where you want to find remote management controller IP address information (ie: Dell iDrac or HPE ILO ip etc). This article will help you on the topic.

Although you can see ILO or iDRAC IP address details when system boot, but you will have to be present in fr…

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Create a custom TCPIP stack on ESXi server - VMware PowerCLI GUI

While working with my VMware team we had to audit and create or delete TCP/IP network stack, Here on the ESXi server under Networking >> TCP/IP Configuration you cannot create new custom stack using vSphere client. I was able to automate almost all infrastructure using PowerCLI scripts, but few…

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vCenter Server Public Key Authentication configuration SSH error received disconnect Too many authentication failures

This article is a second part of vCenter Server SSH received disconnect Too many authentication failures. In ther earlier article I resolved error without touching or configuring the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance Server) to skip public key authentication. In this article I will configure VCSA serv…

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VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIServer Object reference not set to an instance of an object

While connecting to ESXi server with VMware PowerCLI from one of my server I was keep receiving below error. I wasn't able to connect to ESXi server directly from PowerCLI module. 

@SERVER01 ~ Connect-VIServer ironman.vcloud-lab.com
Connect-VIServer :  Object reference not set to an instanc…

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Powershell GUI VMware ESXi custom patch bundle builder

Every time VMware releases ESXi patches, and I need to patch them on different projects with few modifications to patch bundle, by trimming down few driver VIBs packages or add third party driver vibs zip files packages. I do everything with PowerCLI commands. But as I wanted my colleage to perform …

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VMware PowerCLI The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required

"The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication" - This is another issue I faced when working with VMware PowerCLI, Although I had already resolved another error in VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIserver Could not connect using the requested protocol, Only the difference was it was not …

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VMware PowerCLI Connect-VIserver Could not connect using the requested protocol

While working on one of the client systems, I freshly installed PowerCLI module and while connecting to VMware vCenter server I was receiving below error.

Another Error: VMware PowerCLI The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required

Connect-VIServer :  6/05/2021 3:…

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VMware vCenter server Error no healthy upstream

After completing VMware vCenter server appliance (vcsa) installation and configuration, when tested vCenter UI url https://vcenter:443/ui, I was receiving below error. I restarted vCenter server vcsa multiple times, checked if DNS entries (A host record and PTR pointer record) exists in DNS server …

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vCenter ui sorry this website doesn't exist 404 not found

Recently I was working with my friend to test my home lab, I gave him access to my vCenter server and he connected to my wifi network, but when he was testing IP of vCenter server he was able to connect through IP and when he was landing on to the vCenter FQDN SSO saml token page he was receiving er…

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PowerCLI oneliner get the list of users and groups from vCenter SSO

I was doing the audit of VMware vSphere vCenter servers to know the users and groups list on the vsphere.local SSO domain (If any custom new user or groups created), Below simple one-liner script helps to fetch the list of groups from vsphere.local single sign on domain. 

Import-Module VMwa…

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Ansible Error couldn't resolve module vmware.vmware_rest

After resolving error VMware ansible Error couldn't resolve module community.vmware, I faced another error while upgrading hardware version on the VMware Virtual Machines, while using ansible vmware.guest in the task. Which derived from main module/plugin vmware.vm_rest. Below is the test tem…

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VMware ansible Error couldn't resolve module community.vmware

Recently while working with one of the old ansible server where I wanted to automation to get the list of VMware vCenter virtual machines list, and the ansible playbook was failing due to few prerequisite, In below script I was using community.vmware.vmware_vm_info ansible module/plugin to get th…

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Guide to building a Home Lab

Recently I purchased one laptop as an addition to home lab and for personal use. Over the period slowly I have increased systems in my Home Lab, Now even though if I buy systems with smaller hardware it works great as an overall addition. And in my lab I can run any setup ie vmware, windows, contain…

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

While logging to vCenter VAMI portal (VMware vCenter Server Management Port 5480), I was receiving below error message with my root login.

Exception in invoking authentication handler User password expired.

This issue is due to the root password for VAMI portal is expired. Although you can st…

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VMware LifeCycle Manager import updates bundle and patch ESXi server

With VMware vCenter version 7 Lifecyle Management is greatly improved as with new name lifecycle manager with new features (formerly VUM [VMware Update manager]). The new innovations for lifecycle management in vSphere 7 make it easy for customers to have consistent and up-to-date systems. The major…

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How to update a patch on an ESXi host via command line

When it comes to upgrade/update patches or ESXi version my preferred method is VMware Lifecycle manager / VMware update manager vum. But there are scenarios or issues while updating ESXi using VUM / LifeCyle manager or also this procedure helps if ESXi server is standalone and not managed by vCenter…

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