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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 7 Profiles with PowerShell

There is new feature introduced with VMware vSphere 7.0 and it is completely different from the ESXi host profiles. vCenter Server 7 Profiles feature allows you to list profiles, export vCenter server configuration from one vCenter server and then import and validate on another destination vCenter S…

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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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Backup VMware vCenter server using SMB protocol

While working on my previous tasks Patching update VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a zipped update bundle Web server, there was a constant need to always take backup of vCenter server appliance before doing any update/upgrade or maintenance activity (This is also a good practice to always take…

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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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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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VMware LifeCycle Manager There are conflicts from the patches selected for staging or remediation

I was testing ESXi patching through Lifecycle Manager/VUM (Vmware Update Manager). While remediating patch bundle on ESXi server, there was electricity issue and my Esxi server and vCenter server got powered off abruptly in the middle of update. After powering on the vCenter and Esxi server I tried …

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Configure PTP (Precision Time Protocol) on ESXi Server

Time keeping on ESXi server is a best practice, It helps in SSL certificate authentication and troubleshooting (logs/activities), it is very essential to Time configuration settings on ESXi server after deployment or after later. I have written two articles earlier on this topic.

vSphere ESXi s…

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