ESXi HA Agent unreachable after recent vCSA patch 7.0 U2b

VMware recently released a statement regarding a known vulnerability in the current vCenter Server appliances which could cause remote code execution and authentication flaws Advisory ID: VMSA-2021-0010 and released updates and workarounds to manage this situation. Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation vCenter Server 7.0 Any CVE-2021-21985 9.8... Continue Reading →

[Script] Migrate Roles/Privileges to new vCenter

I recently created a Powershell script which allows you to copy/migrate your roles and privileges from one vCenter to another. Make sure the credentials used for the login of the vCenter are allowed to create and modify roles. To set up Powershell for the VMware commands: Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -Scope AllUsers -ParticipateInCeip... Continue Reading →

vCSA Update Planner in vSphere 7

After updating my homelab to the latest version I stumbled across a new feature which may not have that much attention it should have. The renamed Lifecycle Manager does have the ability to plan and precheck the vCenter server appliance update itself through an "Update Planner". It also does compatibility checks for already installed products... Continue Reading →

VMware vCenter Health checks in 6.7U1

I do have the feeling that, while promoting the fully supported HTML5 client in vSphere 6.7u1, more and more customers are curious about the features and benefits in this release. In this blog post I want to share a few informations about an added feature which I think is underrated and most people do not... Continue Reading →

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