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vSphere: Add identity source Active Directory over LDAP

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the often used Active Directory source “Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)” is from VMware marked as deprecated.

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vCenter: Installing of a custom certificate failed

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a customer had the problem that he couldn’t install a custom certificate, reset all ceritifcates etc. with the vCenter certificate manager /usr/lib/vmware-vmca/bin/certificate-manager.

He had canceled a previous attempt and from now on an error
Certificate Manager tool do not support vCenter HA systems
occured although he hasn’t enabled vCenter HA.

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VMware: Unmount a datastore/volume from an ESXi Server at command line

Hi,

these steps describe the steps to unmount an datastore from an ESXi host. If you tried it with the GUI and you got an error:

The resource ‘my_esxdatastore’ is in use. Cannot unmount volume ‘esxdatastore_F00’ because “One or more virtual machines are still registered on it”.
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VMware: Export the vCenter VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate

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in the default configuration the ESXi host gets a TLS certificate from the vCenter signed bei the VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate.
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VMware: Renew an ESXi host certificate by PowerCli

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these are the steps to renew a ESXi Host certificate signed by the vCenter VMCA by PowerCli.
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