VMware: Export a VM to OVA With PowerCLI
Jan21

VMware: Export a VM to OVA With PowerCLI

KB ID 0001507 Problem It’s pretty easy to create an OVA/OVF from the vCenter Web console, but what about from Powershell / PowerCLI? Below I run though converting a 2008 x32 Windows server to OVA. Solution I’ll leave the web console in the background so you can see whats happening. From PowerCLI the first task is to connect to the vCenter. Connect-VIServer {vCenter-FQDN} Supply a username and password. Now remove any...

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Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016
Jan21

Install .Net 2.0 on Server 2016

KB ID 0001506 Problem .Net2, man thats old! Well I was setting up PowerCLI for VMware today and was faced with this; .Net Framework 2.0 is not installed on this machine. Please download and install .Net Framework 2.0 before installing VMware PowerCLI. Solution Pop in the Server 2016 DVD, (or present the ISO if it’s a VM.) Then execute the following commands, (Note: It’s installed with .Net 3); dism /online /enable-feature...

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VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match
Jan14

VMware: Server Certificate Subject Name Does Not Match

KB ID 0001504 Problem If you replace the self signed certificate on your Horizon Connection servers, (so that they have a certificate with your ‘public’ address), you will see this error; Status: Servers’s certificate subject name does not match the server’s External URL. Server’s certificates is not trusted. SSL Certificate: Invalid Solution At first I thought this was simply a DNS problem, and I needed...

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VMware: ISO Upload or Deploy OVA Fails ‘Undetermined Reason’
Jan09

VMware: ISO Upload or Deploy OVA Fails ‘Undetermined Reason’

KB ID 0001499 Problem I see this a lot! Usually I assume I just need to change browser, here the error is in Chrome. You can see this if you attempt to upload an ISO file to a datastore, or attempt to deploy an OVF file. Error The operation failed for an undetermined reason. Typically this problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not trust. If you are using self-signed or custom certificates, open the URL below in a...

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VMware Composer Install Fails
Jan09

VMware Composer Install Fails

KB ID 0001498 Problem While attempting to deploy VMware Composer, (in my case version 7) on a windows Server, (in my case 2016 Datacenter). This happened; Installation Failed The wizard was interrupted before VMware Horizon7 Composer could be completely installed. Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time please run setup again. Click Finish to exit the wizard. Annoyingly I know what it was straight...

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Upgrading vSphere ESXi Hosts (Including HP and Dell)
Dec07

Upgrading vSphere ESXi Hosts (Including HP and Dell)

KB ID 0001343 Problem Before you think about upgrading your hosts, you should upgrade your vCenter, Upgrade vSphere vCenter Appliance Assuming that’s all done, your task now is to upgrade your hosts, if you have a vanilla VMware ESXi version installed. You COULD simply SSH into the host, and execute the following commands; esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile install -p...

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