Recently, I had to migrate my VMNIC bindings from my Distributed Switches to my Standard Switches. Since my vCenter instance was being restored from backup (Failed 7.0 Update), I had to revert back to the ESXCLI. Step 1: Validate Current vDS Switch Settings esxcli network vSwitch dvs vmware list Step 2: Remove NIC from vDS … Continue reading Migrate VMNICs from vDS to vSS with ESXCLI (No vCenter)
Its is with great excitement that I have been chosen to be a vExpert for 2019. I can't explain how exciting this is for me. The vExpert certification has been something I have been going after for about 3 years since I started working with VMware and I am glad to finally be apart of … Continue reading vExpert 2019
Earlier this month VMWare releases a fling called vSphere Mobile Client. If you are unfamiliar with VMWare Flings, let me get you up to speed. A fling is an application or add-on that is created by VMWare Engineers that often solve a specific problem with the VMWare stack. Most flings will end up being converted … Continue reading vSphere for Mobile
Background A few versions back VMWare introduced Content Libraries as a way to store and organize data within your VMWare environment. Content Libraries allows admins to store common data (ISO Images, OVF Templates and Templates) in a central repository. Gone are the unorganized datastore folders and searching through each one to find the correct version … Continue reading Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!
Now that NECCDC is over, I can share some details on how the environment was setup. More specifically how the virtual networking was setup. We had just about 35 vlans in total and all of them needed to be leveraged in the virtual environment for Red/White team jump boxes. I could have manually created 70 … Continue reading Creating the port groups with PowerCLI
I have recently been working on a fair bit of PowerCLI for a Cyber Defense competition called NECCDC. Every time, when I connect to vCenter, I receive this following error. This error occurs when the default VMWare certificates are not replaced with trusted/matching ones. To resolve this, you need to run the following command. Set-PowerCLIConfiguration … Continue reading Fixing the Invalid Certificate on PowerCLI
In the last post we installed vCenter 6.7. If you haven't seen it, you can find it here. In this post we will complete the configuration aspect of vCenter to get it up and running. If you have not created your forward and reverse lookup records. You will have issues. Once the installer has completed … Continue reading vCenter Part 2 – Configuration
vCenter is the centralized management component of the vSphere suite. It allows a single pain of glass for managing your entire VMWare infrastructure (ESXI, NSX, vSan). vCenter used to be a pain to setup and configure. You had many deployment options (VCSA or Windows, Embedded Database or External SQL Database). Each option had its plusses … Continue reading vCenter Part 1 – Installation