vSAN Storage Policy Advanced Rules Report

Some time ago, I needed to audit all vSAN storage policies over multiple vCenter environments and confirm all the advanced policy rules were all set correctly. The process meant going through dozens of storage policies via the vSphere Web Client and documenting all the rules in a spreadsheet. This task was going to be tedious,…

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Converge External PSC to Embedded with vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode Configured

VMware announced the deprecation of the External Platform Services Controller. vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode was only supported with the External PSC (Platform Services Controller) deployment architecture. With the release of 6.7, VMware announced a simplified vCenter SSO (Single Sign-On) domain architecture by enabling vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode support for the vCenter Server Appliance with embedded…

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Manually Update vCenter Server Appliance via VAMI

I decided to upgrade my home lab from vSphere 6.7 Update 1 to vSphere 6.7 Update 3. The way to do this is via the VAMI (VMware Appliance Management Interface). If your vCenter appliance has internet access this very straight forward, however, some organisations don’t allow internet connectivity, so the steps below are the simple…

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