VCF 3.x Startup/Shutdown Procedure

Over the last few months I've done a couple of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.x deployments and the question I almost always get is how to perform a startup or shutdown of the VCF environment. Since the documentation for VCF 3.0 and 3.5 doesn't give you any guidance on how to do this, I set... Continue Reading →

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vROPS 7.0 Credential creation fails with LastPass enabled

This week I finally had time to install vRealize Operations 7.0 in my lab environment. I choose for an new deployment because the old vROPS instance has been upgraded several times starting from I believe 6.1 or 6.2 and ending at 6.7 and I wanted to start with a fresh installation and configuration. Deployment went... Continue Reading →

VCSA Upgrade & Root Password Expiration

Last week VMware have released vSphere 6.5 Update 2 which contains bug fixes as well as new features. One of these new features is the use of Linked Mode between vCenter Servers with Embedded Platform Services Controllers. In previous versions Linked Mode was only possible with external Platform Services Controllers. This new features has been... Continue Reading →

NSX-v 6.4 IP Pool improvements

After spending a lot of my time on my VCDX defense preparation, I decided it was time to rebuild my lab environment. And what is better then to start with NSX-v 6.4. After preparing the management host (single Intel NUC), it was time to deploy the NSX controllers. I use NSX IP Pools to give... Continue Reading →

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