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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine customization clone failed on Windows

While doing project on Terraform with VMware vSphere: Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine, I was receiving below error while deployment. VM was getting deployed but VM customization was running into error and failing.

Error: 
│ Virtual machine customiza…

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Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine

After writing initial Terraform code to clone VMware Virtual Machine template Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure, There was a requirement to clone Linux and Windows Virtual Machines using the single TF file and it must create multiple VMs from map hash table …

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine cloning Operating system not found

After cloning VMWare Virtual Machine using Terraform code, I waited for a long time but terraform apply command was not getting completed and was in the creation state of indefinitely. The VM was cloned on the vCenter server and it was powered on. But when I checked on the VM VMware web remote conso…

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Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure

This is a example script to clone and deploy multiple Linux vCenter Virtual Machines on VMware vSphere vCenter server infrastructure using hashicorp terraform scripts. In my VMware infrastructure I already have configured virtual datacenter, cluster, network and datastore. There is Linux VM template…

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Configure, Manage and Assign License Settings for VMware vCenter Server and ESXi

After deploying new VMware vSphere 8.0 products, I was seeing MANAGE YOUR LICENSES (There are expired or expiring licenses in your inventory) warning on the vCenter vSphere Client ui portal top bar. This article focuses on assigning licenses to vCenter server or ESXi host.

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How to Install & Deploy vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 8.0

vCenter Server is the unified management service for VMware, and is used to handle virtual machines, multiple ESXi hosts, and all dependent elements from a single centralized location. As a base I have already deployed my ESXi server in the lab with VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide w…

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Configure VMware ESXi server network settings in DCUI

In the earlier part of I wrote an article about VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots. In this article I will configure the networking for ESXi server and assign IP address, DNS and other configuration.

After first part ESXi server is rebooted, I am on the DCUI screen,…

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ESXi Installation Hardware_Virtualization Warning Hardware virtualization is not a feature of CPU

While installing ESXi operating system on the server, I was receiving below warnings errors regarding CPU hardware Virtualization. 

Check out: VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots

Error(s)/Warning(s) Found During System Scan

The system encountered the followi…

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VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots

As VMware recently released and made available ESXi 8.0 publicly available, I thought get the hands dirty and install it in my Home Lab. I don't have licenses for ESXi 8.0, but it can be tested in Evaluation mode for 60 day trial. Which is enough to check new features of ESXi 8.0 server. I have down…

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PowerCLi Connect-VIServer could not connect using the requested protocol

There is a common issue you might have faced while connecting to either vCenter server or Esxi Server using Vmware PowerCLI.

Connect-VIserver $esxiServer -User $user -Password $password
Connect-VIServer could not connect using the requested protocol. 
Additional Information: The remote server…

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PowerCLI The SSL connection could not be established see inner exception

Recently while working with Vmware PowerCLI on one of my new laptop, when connecting to esxi server and vCenter server with Connect-VIserver command, I was receiving below error.

Connect-VIServer $esxiserver -User $user -Password $password
Connect-VIServer The SSL connection could not be estab…

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VMware.PowerCLI install update error - Install-Package: Authenticode issuer

I had a project to automate and upgrade VMware infrastructure. I had given few of the basic tasks to my fellow juniors to update VMware.PowerCLI modules on few servers and run script on the systems. But while upgrading VMware PowerCLI they were receiving below errors. 

PackageManagement\In…

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How to Install vCenter server appliance on ESXi host

In this article I will be installing fresh VMware vCenter server appliance vcsa on esxi server. First step is to download vCenter server 7.0 vcsa ISO file from customerconnect.vmware.com or my.vmware.com website. You need to have access to the VMware site to download ISO. Search for VCSA and go to…

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VMware PowerCLI Find vCenter server name of any inventory object

In my daily use of Vmware PowerCLI scripts while pulling inventory from vCenter Server, I always include vCenter Center name in the inventory. For example if I am fetching list of Clusters or VMs with complete information it should include a property name of vCenter Server, where the object belongs.…

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PowerCLI Gather complete Virtual Distributed Switch (VDS) information from VMware vCenter

While working at different clients on their VMware infrastructure, I always gather complete inventory of a vCenter infrastructure first before doing any changes or designing a solution. This way I get to know very quick about the architecture. Here is my script which fetches all VDS (Virtual Distrib…

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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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VMware vCenter server vcsa Setting IP IPv6 configuration failed, IP configuration not allowed

This issue you might have faced at least once while reconfiguring VMware vCenter server VCSA ip configuration. It does not allow to change the IP configuration in (F2) Customize System. Here I am on the vCenter Appliance console and I wanted to change few IP configuration.

Vmware Vsphere esxi vcenter vcsa vmware vcenter server embedded platform services controller appliance customize ip change failed.png

After changing an…

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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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