with the VCSA Gui it is not possible to to enter a http proxy for https target URLs. An error: HTTPS Cannot connect to proxy server occurs.
The most linux tools accept http URLs in the HTTPS_PROXY variable and this also works with the VCSA.
Continue reading vSphere VCSA: Cannot add a (http) https proxy →
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the often used Active Directory source “Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication)” is from VMware marked as deprecated.
Continue reading vSphere: Add identity source Active Directory over LDAP →
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.
Continue reading vCenter: Installing of a custom certificate failed →
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”.
Continue reading VMware: Unmount a datastore/volume from an ESXi Server at command line →
in the default configuration the ESXi host gets a TLS certificate from the vCenter signed bei the VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate.
Continue reading VMware: Export the vCenter VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate →