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Hybrid environment leveraging SSO Multi-Master Replication between vCenter Server for Windows & VCSA (virtuallyGhetto)

In vSphere 5.5, the SSO (Single-Sign On) component has been completely re-designed to help simplify the management of your SSO Server(s). A built-in automatic multi-master replication architecture is now used to ensure that all SSO instances are always ke ...
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Howto use vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) as DNS Server

When testing various features in my Homelab I always try to keep things easy. One approach is to keep the number of virtual machines as low as possible. The vCenter Server Appliance can reduce the number of required VMs by running additional mandatory ser ...
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How do I find my SSO Server 5.5 Site name?

During an SSO (Single-Sign On) Server 5.5 installation, you may have noticed a new input parameter called Site Name that you must now specify. This new Site name is meant to help users identify a specific SSO Server when more than one exists in an environ ...
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Upload MS Sysprep files to VMware vCSA (VDI Cloud)

After re-installation of my homelab, I decided it was time to use the VMware vCSA instead of the Windows based vCenter Server. Doing some testing on Infinio and , I wanted to install some windows XP machines. After creating a XP template I wanted to use t ...
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Part 2 - Architecting vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) – A Scoop from my vForum Prezo (vXpress)

This article is the second part of the series of articles on - "Architecting vSphere Environments - Everything you wanted to know!"   Although, each part of this series can be used as an individual tool to learn about architecting different compone ...
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Determining the ownership of VMware vCenter Server 5.1/5.5 components within vCenter Single Sign-On (2046600)

This article provides information on determining which Solution User/Application User belongs to a VMware vCenter Server 5.1 or 5.5 instance (or multiple instances).

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Howto Install Additional Software in VCSA 5

The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) becomes an alternative to the Windows-based vCenter more and more. There are several reasons to install additional software in the VCSA. When you want to implement additional services like DNS for your lab, or you want ...
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Back To Basics: Installing Other Optional vCenter 5.5 Services

vCenter ships with a number of optional services including ESXi Dump Collector– Redirects kernel panic data to a central location SysLog Collector– Redirects Syslog for each ESX host to a central location Auto Deploy – Primary config for those wantin ...
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Rename ESXi Hosts in vCenter (Without Losing Historical Data)

Changing the display name of an ESXi host in vCenter is typically done by removing and then adding the host back into the vCenter inventory.  While this doesn't impact running virtual machines, the ESXi host's task, event and performance history is l ...
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Training Video - VMware vCenter Log Insight

Manual Duron, Senior Systems Engineer, discusses and demonstrates VMware vCenter Log Insight and the challenges it solves, including changing business needs while focusing on maintaining service levels, efficient "root-cause analysis" for troubleshooting ...
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Recent Videos: VMware vCenter Log Insight 14:35

Manual Duron, Senior Systems Engineer, discusses and demonstrates VMware vCenter Log Insight and the challenges it solves, including changing business needs while focusing on maintaining service levels, efficient “root-cause analysis” for troubleshooting ...
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Log Insight Data Retention

We get questions on various topics from time to time on Log Insight. Many of the questions recently have been about data retention. The following comes from a discussion between a customer and Log Insight expert and engineering lead Jon Herlocker: (used w ...
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Viewing the services registered with Single Sign-On (2043509)

This article provides steps to view the list of services registered with vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO).

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SSO High-Availability Single Site and vCenter Linked-Mode

I came across an interesting bug today when deploying a linked-mode vCenter and SSO in High-Availability mode.  The installation of SSO, Inventory Service, and vCenter all went as planned…initially.  During my deployment I decided to reboot the ...
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PowerShell script: vCenter 5.5 SSL Certificate and SQL Toolkit Updated

Fresh off the press is an updated version of my vCenter 5.5 SSL certificate Toolkit script. Last year when I did my popular vCenter 5.1 install series the posts contain a series of scripts and CLI commands to replace the SSL certificates. While that ...
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vCenter and the physical or virtual discussion – vSphere 5.5

Since vSphere 5.1 I have heard many advises that it is better to have a physical vCenter due to its enormous resource requirements. In the last years I had many discussions on that topics and it turned out that most people are just afraid because of ...
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VMware vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack - YouTube 3:41

The Havana version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance includes the new vCenter Server Plug-in for OpenStack frameworks. The plug-in provides vSphere administrators the ability identify OpenStack instances and some of their respective properties fr ...
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Back To Basics: Post-Configuration of vCenter 5.5 Install (Web Client)

This is part of my “back to basics” series, I’m covering typical post-configuration tasks you would expect to carry out after the install of vCenter has completed. These typical include tasks such as: Creating Datacenters Adding ESX hosts Creating a ...
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