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Schedule These Can’t-Miss VMworld 2019 Europe Sessions!

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VMworld 2019 Europe is rapidly approaching, and with over 600 intriguing sessions to choose from, to say we are excited is as big an understatement as saying La Sagrada Familia is an interesting building. But, with so much choice, scheduling can get a little confusing. That’s why we’re highlighting several “can’t miss” sessions that address […]

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Spousetivities in Barcelona at VMworld EMEA 2019

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Barcelona is probably my favorite city in Europe—which works out well, since VMware seems to have settled on Barcelona at the destination for VMworld EMEA. VMworld is back in Barcelona again this year, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to attend. VMworld in Barcelona wouldn’t be the same without Spousetivities, though, and I’m happy to report that Spousetivities will be in Barcelona. In fact, registration is already open!

If you’re bringing along a spouse, significant other, boyfriend/girlfriend, or just some family members, you owe it to them to look into Spousetivities. You’ll be able to focus at the conference knowing that your loved one(s) are not only safe, but enjoying some amazing activities in and around Barcelona. Here’s a quick peek at what Crystal and her team have lined up this year:

  • A wine tour of the Penedes region (southwest of Barcelona)—attendees will get to see some amazing wineries not frequented by tourists!
  • A walking tour of Barcelona
  • A tapas cooking class
  • A fantastic walking tour of Costa Brava, Pals, and Girona
  • A sailing tour (it’s a 3 hour tour, but it won’t end up like Gilligan’s)

Lunch and private transportation are included for all activities, and all activities will depart from the conference center. Times are listed on the registration site.

It’s worth noting—even though I’ve said it before—that these activities are not your run-of-the-mill tourist activities. These are custom activities not available to the general public, specially arranged for Spousetivities participants.

Prices for all these activities are reduced thanks to Veeam’s sponsorship, and to help make things even more affordable there is a Full Week Pass that gives you access to all the activities at an additional discount. I’d like to personally thank Veeam for their continued support—I believe work/life balance is an important defense against burnout, and it’s great to see a company letting their actions demonstrate their support of work/life balance (instead of just empty corporate statements).

These activities will almost certainly sell out, so register today!

(BTW, for all things Spousetivities-related, be sure to check out the newly-updated Spousetivities web site.)

ESXi host connectivity with vCenter Server

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Reading Time: 3 minutes One interesting news of the latest version of vCSA is the health monitoring feature. You can check the overlall health with your vSphere Client, by selecting the vCenter node and then Monitor | Health. As explained in this blog post, vSphere Health works to identify and resolve potential issues before they have an impact on a customer’s environment and contains more than 30 different health checks that can be run against a vSphere environment. Usually it checks for bad drivers, CPU bugs, know problems. But it also make some tests to check some services or […]

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VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 – Migration Process Screenshots

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VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 released earlier this week, 17th October 2019. Note the official name and abbreviation, its a long one! vRSLCM (vRealize Suite LifeCycle Manager) You can find the supporting official documentation here; What’s New Blog Link: What’s New Blog Post Download Link: Product Download Release Notes: Release Notes Documentation Link: Resources Migration … Continue reading VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 – Migration Process Screenshots

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VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 – Migration Process Screenshots

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VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 released earlier this week, 17th October 2019. Note the official name and abbreviation, its a long one! vRSLCM (vRealize Suite LifeCycle Manager) You can find the supporting official documentation here; What’s New Blog Link: What’s New Blog Post Download Link: Product Download Release Notes: Release Notes Documentation Link: Resources Migration … Continue reading VMware vRealize LifeCycle Manager 8 – Migration Process Screenshots

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Automate Like A Service Provider With vRealize Automation – Part II

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In my previous post, we discussed adding automation and self-service provisioning to your existing IT services. In this blog post, I’ll share some suggestions to help make it a reality.   Mature the delivery of IT services Step 1: Identify the Service Analyze your ticketing system and determine which requests for IT services are fairly

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How to install Ansible on Linux for vSphere configuration

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Recently I took over a task to evaluate few DevOps configuration, automation and orchestration tools to configure VMware vSphere. There are many tools available in the market for DevOps automation. Personally I like and already worked on PowerCLI DSC earlier and have great expertise. Still I preferred Ansible since I have expertise on the same tool since great community support. Plus my entire team was using Ansible for other product configuration management and they had good hands on experience. Ansible server is called controller. This software is only installed on Linux OS. No software for windows. Here I am using CentOS version 7 to install Ansible. Installation is very straight just going through below commands. First i will prepare OS and update all the packages on Linux by running.

sudo yum update -y

Note: My linux server – Ansible controller has direct access to internet and all the packages are getting installed from online CentOS repository.

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I will be Installing Ansible using python PIP. Below command installs python-setuptools. Why I am using pip here when yum can do the same task? I want Ansible and all the required modules to be of same version to avoid any dependencies or conflict. Differences in Ansible and module version might cause issues. PIP will give uniformity.

sudo yum install python-setuptools -y
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This command installs PIP. PIP is a package manager for Python packages, or modules if you like.

sudo easy_install pip

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This will install actual Ansible controller software, alternative to pip command is sudo yum install ansible.

sudo pip install ansible 

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This is last step and shows how to install Ansible module pyvmomi for vSphere. Same step you can use to install any other modules.

sudo pip install pyvmomi

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Everything is installed correctly till now. Its time to test Ansible, which I will test using ping module against localhost. I am getting success message with all green color messages after execution and response to ping is pong. In next article I will use it to configure Esxi servers.

ansible localhost -m ping

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This is first part of installing Ansible and Pyvyomi module for vSphere is done, In next parts I will take work on configuring vSphere.

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Announcing General Availability of vRealize…

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Announcing General Availability of vRealize Suite 2019, vCloud Suite 2019, and vCloud Suite 2019 Platinum! Announcing General Availability of vRealize… VMware vRealize Suite 2019, vCloud Suite 2019, and vCloud Suite 2019 Platinum, the industry leading cloud management platforms are now available for download. Modern Hybrid Cloud Management Platform VMware vRealize Suite, vCloud Suite, and vCloud […]

Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration

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After installation of new version of VMware PowerCli module on one of my deployment at client infrastructure. I tried testing it by using cmdlet connect-viserver to vcenter, which was failing with below error. Reading error carefully on the screen, which was telling me, my vcenter’s SSL certificate is not trusted or self-signed, also The error gives resolution it self what needs to be done next.

connect-viserver : 8/9/2019 10:02:27 AM Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server.
Once or to add a permanent exception for this server. Additional Information: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channle with authority ‘192.168.34.21’. At line:1 char:1
+ connect-viserver
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : SecurityError: (:) [Connect-VIServer], VISecurityNegotiationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_ConnectivityServiceImpl_Reconnect_CertificateError,VMware.VimAutomation.VICore. # Cmdlets.Commands.ConnectVIServer

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The correct response to resolve this issue is by replacing vCenter certificate to trusted CA signed certificate or add root chain certificate. But in case replacing SSL certificate option is not available to you, this issue can be resolved using another option using cmdlet Get-PowerCLIConfigurationAfter running it, it shows the setting of how it will treat InvalidCertificateAction, default setting is Unset which means undefined.

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Using below cmdlet it allows to connect to vCenter with Invalid certificate (self-signed certificate or invalid cert) but shows with certificate warning.
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -Scope User -InvalidCertificateAction warn

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Once cmdlet Connect-VIServer with vCenter fqdn or IP is invoked, it shows the certificate contents and connection is successful with invalid certificate.

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Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration

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After installation of new version of VMware PowerCli module on one of my deployment at client infrastructure. I tried testing it by using cmdlet connect-viserver to vcenter, which was failing with below error. Reading error carefully on the screen, which was telling me, my vcenter’s SSL certificate is not trusted or self-signed, also The error gives resolution it self what needs to be done next.

connect-viserver : 8/9/2019 10:02:27 AM Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server.
Once or to add a permanent exception for this server. Additional Information: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channle with authority ‘192.168.34.21’. At line:1 char:1
+ connect-viserver
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : SecurityError: (:) [Connect-VIServer], VISecurityNegotiationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_ConnectivityServiceImpl_Reconnect_CertificateError,VMware.VimAutomation.VICore. # Cmdlets.Commands.ConnectVIServer

vmware-vsphere-powercli-automation-module-connect-viserver-Set-PowerCLIConfiguration-InvalidCertificateAction-trust-relationshif-for-ssl-tls-solved.png

The correct response to resolve this issue is by replacing vCenter certificate to trusted CA signed certificate or add root chain certificate. But in case replacing SSL certificate option is not available to you, this issue can be resolved using another option using cmdlet Get-PowerCLIConfigurationAfter running it, it shows the setting of how it will treat InvalidCertificateAction, default setting is Unset which means undefined.

Get-PowerCLIConfiguration-InvalidCertificateAction-vmware-vsphere-powercli-module-7-set-powercliconfiguration-proxypolicy-scope-allusers-proxypolicy.png

Using below cmdlet it allows to connect to vCenter with Invalid certificate (self-signed certificate or invalid cert) but shows with certificate warning.
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -Scope User -InvalidCertificateAction warn

Set-PowerCLICOnfiguration-Scope-User-InvalidCertificateAction-Warn-vmware-powercli-automation-proxy-policy-defaultviserver.png

Once cmdlet Connect-VIServer with vCenter fqdn or IP is invoked, it shows the certificate contents and connection is successful with invalid certificate.

vmware-vsphere-powercli-connect-viserver-x509-module-root-certificate-self-signed-certificate-online-certificate-revocation-list-CRL.png

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