Installing vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) requires some preparation. Although you can potentially install all components including the database on one single server, this isn’t an approach that’s suitable for production use. I would recommend installing all components on one single server for quick product evaluation purpose only. If you are planning to test-drive the product [...]
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Last year VMware acquired DynamicOps and their product called DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center (DCAC). DynamicOps originally started as part of the Credit Suisse’s Global Research and Development Group in 2005 to help the company address the operational and governance challenges of rolling out virtualization technology. After VMware acquired DynamicOps, the product has been rebranded to [...]
I’ve been in numerous discussions regarding vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) where mostly people didn’t fully understand the functionality of SSO.
Let me make this statement:
SSO is an authentication proxy.
The function of SSO is to act as a single proxy in your VMware environment to verify user credentials against security providers. When configuring SSO, you configure [...]
In a multi-cell vCloud Director installation, all cells need access to a shared spooling area, also known as NFS transfer server storage. When you need to move or replace the NFS transfer server storage because the current presented NFS share is too small or maybe it got lost because of a crash, you can simply [...]
The release of vCenter 5.1 added more components and therefore more certificates into the mix. Using CA signed certificates increase security, but the process of updating these certificates is currently very tedious and error prone.
VMware announced the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in [...]
During the development cycle of a workflow, your workflow can change drastically whenever you add new functionalities. Therefore a good practice is saving different versions of your workflow. One way to achieve this is by utilizing the built-in versioning functionality. As a best practice, always increase the version number of your workflow when making changes [...]
When importing a package on a vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) server in my lab I noticed that the values of the attributes inside the Configuration Elements (CE) were missing. At first I thought that it was because of the different version of vCO. (I exported the package as a backup from a vCO 4.2.1 and imported [...]
Recently I was struggling getting vSphere Update Manager to work properly across firewalls. Information for the required firewall ports that need to be opened can be obtained from the following VMware KB articles:
During troubleshooting, some information got me confused and as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”, I decided to craft [...]
Need to configure email notifications on vCenter alarms? This PowerCLI automation script will save you valuable time and configure the alarms for you
I got a question on my previous post about the Get-EsxCli cmdlet, ESXCLI the PowerCLI way, from Alasdair Carnie who was having trouble using the Get-EsxCli cmdlet to mask luns at the ESXi host level. In this post I’ll show you how to accomplish LUN masking at the ESXi host level.
Before you read any further, please [...]