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How to reset vCenter Server SSO administrator@vsphere.local password

Whenever I get a already configured VMware vSphere projects handover to optimization and modernization, Sometimes I received infrastructure vCenter server with forgotten passwords either root or administrator@vsphere.local. In my earlier blog I have already shows a procedure to Resetting root pass…

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vCenter Server SSH received disconnect Too many authentication failures

While connecting to vCenter Server Appliance with ssh command I was facing error Too many authentication failures disconnect. I checked ssh settings on the VCSA photon os from VM console but didnt find any issue. 

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Resetting root password in VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Recently I came accross vCenter server in my infrastructure where root password was not working. So I thought of resetting forgotten root password. Before starting reset process make sure to take the snapshot of  vcsa (VMware vCenter server appliance) virtual machine. This way it be can ensured ther…

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Configure vCenter 7 Profile from PowerShell GUI

While working on POC of new feature VMware vCenter Server 7 Profiles, as there is no GUI available to configure it. At the moment of writing it can be only consumed and configured with Rest APIs. Although Rest API can be configured from vCenter Server developer center > API explorer, but it is not…

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VMware vCenter server backup error Path not exported by the remote filesystem

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While testing and working on creating backup schedule on VMware vCenter server appliance vami portal (Port 5480), I was receiving below error, whenever I was pressing Create button. Input which I typed Backup…

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Patching update VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a zipped update bundle Web server

I have patched/updated vCenter server multiple times using ISO file in the past and wrote blog - Patching the vCenter Server Appliance VCSA. but whenever updating/patching vCenter server, I had to maintain ISO file repository, but I wanted to have centralized system and automated way from where I…

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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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Unable to save IP settings Install Stage 2 Set up vCenter Server configuration

I was deploying fresh new vCenter server, after ova file installation while vCenter server configuration on the stage 2 set up vCenter Server, I was keep receiving error Unable to to save IP settings. I found Network configuration was not editable and set to Assign static IP address, all the networ…

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Add a Trusted Root Certificate to the Certificate Store VMware Photon OS

I was designing and testing a VMware vCenter server update Repository web server solution in my home lab, I built a new web server, but when accessing it on vCenter server with curl command it was giving below error. When I checked the same url in browser, it was working fine, because it was https s…

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VCSA Upgrade Error A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter Server

While upgrading one of my vCSA (vCenter Server) to newer version VCSA 7, while connecting to source appliance I was receiving error A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter server

Vcenter server installer upgrade stage 1 deploy vCenter Server connect to source appliance sso user name sso password appliance vcsa os root password https port a problem occurred while getting data.png

This is typical issue of expired root password. due to this vCenter is unable to rotate t…

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Forward vCenter Server Appliance logs to syslog server

Using Syslog server to forward the logs from vCenter is essential and best practice, forwarding logs to syslog server should always be in your configuration checklist. This is also a automated best way to ensure all the logs are streamed. Collected logs are used later for better troubleshooting vCen…

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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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Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Client

This is a step by step procedure to create a new VMFS datastore on the ESXi server using vSphere Client, and same guide is applicable for both Local Disk as well as Shared remote storage. While using HTML5 based vSphere client you might find little difference creating a new Datastore. To start I hav…

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Enable Access to the VCSA Bash shell or Appliance Shell

Currently, the vCSA is bundled with below supported shells - BASH Shell & Appliance Shell. The appliance shell can be used to update the VCSA, using the software-packages command and has some other use cases. When you log in for first time by default it shows appliance shell, below is the method to …

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How to replace default vCenter VMCA certificate with Microsoft CA signed certificate

VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) is a one of the components in PSC (Platform services controller) inbuilt into vCenter server 6.x. VMCA is Certificate Authority and works as same as Microsoft CA certificate. It can issue certificates to VMware components i.e. vCenter, ESXi servers. In my previous…

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How to deploy vCenter server appliance on VMware Workstation

I keep experimenting in my vSphere lab environment, and this time wanted to Install fresh vCenter server appliance from scratch on VMware Workstation, with new version of VMware Workstation deploying OVF (open virtulization format) is very easy, although I already had written article previously D…

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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…

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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 t…

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Enable or disable SSH on VMWare vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

Keeping disabled SSH service in VMWare Environment is a best practices, specially on Esxi server and VCSA appliance. Use only when required to reduce any attack surface, this might be your information security who ask you to implement SSH related settings. For Esxi to change settings follow my earli…

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