VMware vSphere SSL Certficates – Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is a very quick post on the use of SSL certificates and vSphere. As of vSphere 6.0 and beyond VMware have provided a VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) which by default signs all vSphere SSL certificates (vCenter Server & ESXi) The VCSA is a Platform Services Controller feature, enabled by...

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52245 & https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264 In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...

vTestPlans – Free vSphere Test Plans

I've recently had a few requests to share my vSphere test plans with the VMware community. Good news: With effect today I have reformatted my old test plans and uploaded them to GitHub. Please feel free to download, share & modify these. If you make any modifications or additions and...

How do you kill a VM that will not power off?

Sometimes a virtual machine will not power off via the web client. To resolve this, the process is very simple: Enable SSH on the host that the VM is running on: 2. Login to the host via SSH 3. Run the following command: esxcli vm process list 4. Find the...

The problem with point in time snapshots and vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is a nice, simple solution to replicate Virtual Machines from one site to another. It helps protect your business against most common threats to the data center and furthermore it's included in vSphere standard and above at no extra cost. Some vSphere Replication users will notice an option...

VMware License Tracker Tool

Have a VMware license key? Want to check any of these details? License status Quantity Contract status Support level Upgrade history Login to the MyVmware portal and go to http://www.vmware.com/support/secure/tracksn.do?vmware=trackSN   Enter your licenses   View results   Select a license or contract for more detail  ...

VMware Fast Lane Support – Speak with support in seconds !

The MyVMware app by VMware gets you connected to support via phone in seconds for P1 support cases. You need the app installed and you must have a Business/Mission Critical support agreement. If you don't have that level of support agreement, the app is still useful to review licenses and...

VMware Products End of General Support 2017

The following notable VMware products will reach end of general support in 2017. This generally means that you will no longer be able to log service requests, receive updates, upgrades, bug or security fixes. Access to the general VMware knowledgebase and VMTN forums will still be available. Product End of General...
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