Tag Archive: Windows

Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6.0 to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

A few weeks back I did my first production environment migration of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Windows version to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5. I have tested this in customer lab and in my home lab before so it was not a new experience. Since the source vCenter Server used an Embedded Platform Service Controller (PSC) …

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Nutanix AHV and Windows Server Guest Customisation

A while back i wrote a blog post about Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization and based on that one i have had a few requests about how to do the same for Windows based VMs so that is the topic for this blog post. For Windows based systems, if deploying VMs from base/template …

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Secure vRealize Automation PostgreSQL database backups

So a few weeks back i wrote an article about how you can backup your Realize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) embedded PostgreSQL database. You can read the blog post here. I have received a few questions regarding the blog post and most of they has been around securing the PostgreSQL …

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vSphere 6.0 blog – vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

As many of you know i have been using the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) in my home lab for years now and in some customer (both production & test) environments as well. It doesn’t require a Windows installation since it is just a virtual appliance (VA) and deployed as a ova or ovf. However, the deployment …

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VMware Tools installation fails

When trying to install the VMware Tools software in a virtual machine, using the typical option, i received the following error messages: The virtual machine was running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 so i have successfully installed VMware Tools many times using the same virtual machine operating system. The virtual machine was running …

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Schedule PowerCLI script in Windows task scheduler

I have received a couple of questions about how to add a PowerCLI scrip to Windows task scheduler after publishing my blog post vSphere Cluster Resource Pool Configuration Script Depending on the customer requirements there are several ways of doing this. Customer requirements for my implementation includes: An active directory based service account must be used …

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