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Check the time. Like… really! Check it! VMware PSC queries Windows Server NTP Service

I won't forget to double, double, double check a local NTP service ever again. Everyone knows, if something does not work, it's DNS. I agree. But almost as important as the reverse/forward DNS lookup is the correct time given by a local NTP service. I learned it the really hard way and will probably tell… Continue reading Check the time. Like… really! Check it! VMware PSC queries Windows Server NTP Service

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[INFO] Changing the default SSL password during the vCenter Server certification renewal

Another situation I was facing two weeks ago while upgrading two Windows vCenter Server 5.5 including vSphere Replication Appliances to the latest vCenter Server Appliance 6.5U1. As the upgrade process is fairly known by now, I was sure I will need to reset the administrator@vsphere.local password due the expiration settings. But I also needed to… Continue reading [INFO] Changing the default SSL password during the vCenter Server certification renewal