Automating certificate-manager CLI operations…

Automating certificate-manager CLI operations…

I recently had a customer inquiry where they were interested in automating the certificate replacement for vCenter Solution Users when using the /usr/lib/vmware-vmca/bin/certificate-manager CLI, which is found within the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Note: One important thing to understand […]


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Preserving VM snapshot hierarchy across vCenter…

Preserving VM snapshot hierarchy across vCenter…

On occasion, you might find yourself needing to take multi-level VM snapshots for various testing or development purposes, not an uncommon task for IT administrators. In the past, if you needed to move the VM and preserve its snapshot hierarchy, it was usually difficult and involved manual tasks […]


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How to Protect Your ESXi and vCenter from…

How to Protect Your ESXi and vCenter from…

VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi are attractive targets for ransomware attacks. In this session, we show you how to proactively protect the VMware vSphere platform against ransomware and detect attacks before they encrypt your ESXi hosts and VMs. Using experiences and examples from multiple …Read More


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Get notified when VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)…

Get notified when VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)…

While updating and testing my Automated Lab Deployment Script for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), I often found myself checking whether the bringup process has completed or not using the Cloud Builder UI. Ideally, I could configure some type of notification that would alert me immediately when […]


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