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Upgrade vCenter 6 to 6.5

Posted by dean132 on September 28, 2017
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Category: VMWare, vSphere
Another quick post to run through the migration steps to move from VCSA 6 to VCSA 6.5. I know this is only a simple one but I find it’s sometimes best to run through things again. Mount the VCSA 6.5 ISO, and then browse the iso to (driveletter):\vcsa-ui-installer\win32\Installer.exe Once the installer opens select Upgrade: As the next page explains, what we are going to do is deploy a new appliance, with a temporary IP addressRead More

vRA 7.x Remote Console Connection Fails

Posted by dean132 on June 27, 2017
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Category: VMWare, vRA
I recently experienced some strange behaviour at a customer, we had a newly deployed vRA 7.2 platform, and we also built a test 7.3 and had the issue on both versions. I should point out here that this particular customer runs on a G-Cloud site, so it’s a secure platform heavily firewalled and there is no internet access to the infrastructure. What was happening was that when a user connected to a VM using theRead More

vRA 7 Create a Folder Selection Dropdown

Posted by dean132 on May 11, 2017
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Category: VMWare, vRA
Another quick post, I needed to create a dropdown box that would give a user the ability to select which vCenter folder a newly provisioned VM should be placed in. The custom property we need to set here is VMware.Virtualcenter.Folder, if you don’t want to give your users access to choose which folder to place a new VM in, but you want to ensure all of their VMs go in a specific folder you canRead More

Synchronise Embedded vRO

Posted by dean132 on May 2, 2017
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Category: VMWare, vRA
Just a quick note that had me confused for probably a little longer than it should have. I am using the vRA 7.2 embedded instances of vRO in a 2 node cluster, I recently imported a plugin using the vRO control centre, once the plugin was imported I noticed that when looking at the “Orchestrator Cluster Management” page the nodes were out of sync. I thought that as the instances were embedded then maybe vRARead More

vExpert 2017

Posted by dean132 on February 22, 2017
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Category: VMWare
I am very pleased to announce that I have been included in the vExpert 2017 program. For those of you who aren’t aware of the vExpert program you can find details here, this year is the first year I have been included, so I was really chuffed to have made the cut. I can’t recommend high enough the value of getting involved with the VMware community, I have been fortunate to have worked with orRead More