Category Archives: vCenter

How to configure Virtualization based security (VBS) and Guard Credentials with vTPM in vCenter 7.0 U2

Virtualization Based Security (VBS) is a Microsoft Windows feature that was introduced in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and higher. Microsoft VBS uses hardware virtualization features to create and isolate a secure region of memory from the normal operating system. For example, Windows can use this isolated memory space to store credentials (Credential Guard) to…

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No DNS resolution after successful deployment of vCAv 3.5.1 appliance.

For the preparation of a migration, I needed to deploy a vCAv 3.5.1 appliance on the source site. The migration was going to be from vCD 9.5 to vCD 9.7 platform. During the initial setup of the vCav appliance, I ran into an issue when configuring the lookup service. The error message I got was:…

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How to enable VMware vSphere authentication proxy with ease in vCenter 6.7 – Step-by-Step

vSphere authentication proxy is a service that is available in every vCenter server. By default, the vSphere authentication proxy service is set to manual and the service is not in a running state. With vSphere authentication proxy you can easily domain join an ESXI host. The vCenter server will serve as a proxy to domain…

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How to successfully repoint vCenter 6x appliance to another platform service controller – Step-By-Step

Repoint vCenter server to a another platform service controller is quite easy. Recently I needed to repoint a vCenter in a different site to it’s dedicated platform services controller. The current setup was an enhanced linked mode of two vCenters pointing to the same platform service controller. By deploying an additional platform service controller in…

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Failed to set the time via NTP Details – vCenter upgrade failed 6x Step-By-Step

Yesterday I had a scheduled maintenance to upgrade a vSphere environment from 6.5 to 6.7U2. This includes the upgrade from vCenter version 6.5 to 6 7U2C. Unfortunately I had a NTP error that caused the failure of the upgrade job. The deployment of the target (vCenter) appliance with the ISO file provided by VMware wasn’t…

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Unable to perform a VM task like vMotion or Snapshot in vCenter 6x – Step-By-Step

This week I had an VM that couldn’t perform an vMotion or a snapshot task. Performing one of these tasks results in an error message as shown in the picture below: Troubleshooting One of the first steps I did was checking the VM log of that particular VM for any errors. This is very simple…

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