NSX 6.4.7 – DFW Rule publish operation failed with service profile configuration in existing firewall rules

This morning I wasn’t able to find the binary and release notes for NSX-V 6.4.7. It turns this release was pulled overnight due to a bug – DFW Rule publish operation failed with service profile configuration in existing firewall rules in 6.4.7 (80238). The issue is live and VMware have published the following KB https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/80238

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Incorrect Product Forwarding Class on vDS When Upgraded via PowerCLI

I recently encountered network issues on a VM migrated to a new host, it turns out it was due to a mismatch on the “Product_Forwarding_Class” between the host and vDS. The Forwarding Class configured for vDS version 6.5.0 and below is “etherswitch”, and from vDS version 6.6.0, and above the Forwarding Class is “cswitch” When upgrading my vDS from…

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vCenter 7 Pre-Update Checks Error, Please Provide a Valid Version

I stumbled across this error when attempting to perform a Pre-Update check on my vCenter server. “Update 7.0.0.10400 not found. Please provide a valid update version” and “Update 7.0.0.10600 not found. Please provide a valid update version” This is a potentially a bug with Release 7.0.0.10300 vCenter Build 16189094. I decided to check the VAMI…

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Install Free SSL Certificate for vSphere 7 Home Lab

Last year I wrote the follow guide Install Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate for your vCenter 6.7 Lab. The certificate was issued by Let’s Encrypt via a project called ZeroSSL. Recently ZeroSSL stopped using Let’s Encrypt, and started issuing the certificates themselves, therefore the process to generate the certificate outlined in that guide is no longer…

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Fix Error, You cannot visit site right now because the website uses HSTS

I faced this error on Chrome. You cannot visit “site” right now because the website uses HSTS. The HTTP Strict-Transport-Security response header (HSTS) lets a web site tell browsers that it should only be accessed using HTTPS, instead of using HTTP, therefore, preventing access. I received this error because I had accessed this URL previously with a…

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PowerCLI Script to Download VM Screenshots from Datastore

Occasionally, you may need to download virtual machine files from the Datastore. For example, If vSphere HA resets virtual machines, there is a good chance just before it reset it, vSphere HA VM monitoring took a screenshot of the VM console, storing it with the VM configuration files on the Datastore. Reset by vSphere HA. Reason: VMware…

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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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