Category Archives: VMware

VMware Workstation, ESXi

ESXi: Generate a new selfsigned host certificate

Hi,

usually vCenter generates the certificates for the connected ESXi hosts. This is done by the VMCA and can be triggered by the vCenter GUI => Browser to the ESXi Host -> System -> Configure -> Certificate -> Renew.

To generate a new ESXi Host certificate, which is used for https connections at TCP/443 and for the CIM service TCP/5989, a script is located in /sbin.
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ESXi: Install a custom certificate


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these are the steps to install own certificates on an ESXi host.
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ESXi: Update to ESXi 7.0.3 failed

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if your ESXi host is on a version <= 7.0.2 an update using the Lifecycle Manager fails with an error. vCenter
host returned esxupdate code -1

and on the host

~ # cat /var/log/esxupdate.log | grep ERROR
ERROR: esximage.Errors.InstallationError: This upgrade transaction would skip ESXi Base Image VIB(s) VMW_bootbank_i40en_1.11.1.31-1vmw.703.0.0.49537716, which could cause failures post upgrade

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vSphere: Check the ESXi TPM module state

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if you want to check the state of the TPM chip use the esxcli command line interface:

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VMware Workstation: Downloaded ovf template does not boot: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

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Error description: You have downloaded a virtual machine from a vSphere instance via ovf export and it won’t start due to:

Bluscreen: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

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