VMware: Creating a Storage Encryption Policy
Sep13

VMware: Creating a Storage Encryption Policy

KB ID 0001471 Problem This is essentially part-two of deploying encrypted virtual machines, in a vSphere VMware (6.5 and above) environment. Back in part-one we deployed a KMS server and registered it with vCenter. Now we will create a storage policy that enforces encryption, then apply that policy to a virtual machine. Solution While logged into vCenter > Home > Policies and Profiles > VM Storage Policies > Create VM...

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VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption
Sep13

VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption

KB ID 0001470 Problem Other that learn this for an exam I’ve never had to deploy this in anger. So when I heard we had a customer at work who wanted to take a look at it I was quite keen to take a look. To encrypt a VM you need to have an additional KMS (Key Management server) which VMware do not provide. They do provide a list, so theres no point me posting a list that will be out of date in a couple of weeks. Our client...

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VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?
Aug28

VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?

KB ID 0001463 Problem I was trying to upload a windows 10 use file to my vSphere environment, and it was continually failing; I tried multiple datastore on multiple hosts, same result. It wasn’t until I connected directly to one of the hosts to try that I saw a more descriptive Error; Brilliant Thanks Microsoft! Their website says; You may notice that even IE11 is limited to 4gb uploads, but that’s not a significant...

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vSphere: Downgrading Guest ‘Hardware Version’
Aug20

vSphere: Downgrading Guest ‘Hardware Version’

KB ID 0001458 Problem I always assumed this was either not possible, (without using VMware converter,) or at least very difficult. I downgraded one of my test ESX boxes from 6.5 to 5.5 this week, and needed to lower the hardware versions on some of my VMs accordingly. Solution Connect to the host ESX server via SSH, then navigate to the VMFS volumes; cd /vmfs/volumes Change directory so you are in the right ‘datastore’,...

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vSphere: Setup Domain Authentication via PSC
Jun05

vSphere: Setup Domain Authentication via PSC

KB ID 0001442 Problem If you separate your PSC (Platform Services Controller) and your vCenter, then you can setup domain authentication on your PSC. Solution Log into the web console of the PSC > Appliance Settings > Manage > Active Directory > Join > Supply a the domain name, a domain username and password > OK. You will see it has been successful as now you have a ‘Leave‘ button. Configuration >...

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vCenter and PSC: IE Content Was Blocked
May30

vCenter and PSC: IE Content Was Blocked

KB ID 0001440 Problem I’d just installed a new vCenter and Platform Services Controller for a client this week. When I tried to access the web consoles I saw this. Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate For information see “About Certificate Errors” in Internet Explorer Help. No amount of allowing certificates without revocation, and tinkering with the registry would let me in?...

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