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Patch VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.x

Short instructions Search for “VC 6.0.0” patch on the download page https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch. Download the corresponding ISO files. Upload the ISO files to a VMware storage and mount it to the VCSA virtual appliance. Connect with “root” to the VCSA shall using putty and run the following command: software-packages install –-iso Follow the instructions on the shell. Reboot the virtual appliance… Read more »

Error: sysimage.fault.SSLCertificateError

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Problem You receive the following error message, if you start vSphere Client. Cause The certificate of the vCenter server may have been changed/replaced. You’ll need to re-register vSphere Update Manager with vCenter. Solution Open “VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe” in “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager”. Enter credentials for the vCenter server and press “Login”. Go to “Re-register to vCenter Server”, enter your credentials again and… Read more »

Performing AD Schema Updates

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Disable AD Replication Before you start to update your AD Schema (for example to prepare AD for Installation of Exchange Servers) you should disable AD replication on your AD Schema master. repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com +DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL +DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com STOP NTFRS sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= DISABLED Enable AD Replication repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com -DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL -DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= AUTOMATIC… Read more »

Update HP Intelligent Provisioning

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How to Go to the HP driver and download page of the HP Gen8 server. LINK Select any operating system (Example: Windows Server 2008 R2). Search for “HP Intelligent Provisioning recovery media” and download it. Boot the server from the downloaded Intelligent Provisioning recovery media. You can use iLO for this if you’re a lucky owner of a iLO Advanced… Read more »

Perform a silent upgrade of VMware Tools without restart

Problem You want to update the VMware Tools of a virtual machine without affecting the running machine (no restart). Solution In vCenter, right-click on the virtual machine and choose “Guest” -> “Install/Upgrade VMware Tools”. Put the following parameters into the “Advanced Options” field: Windows /S /v”/qn REBOOT=R” Linux –default