Preparing Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

Preparing Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

Preparing Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

The Let’s Encrypt DST Root CA X3 certificate is missing from the fullchain.pem and chain.pem files, therefore errors such as the following prevent certificates from being imported by VMware appliances such as NSX-T and vCenter. This post summarizes how to fix this issue.


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Benchmark Report on VMware NSX Advanced Load…

Benchmark Report on VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Benchmark Report on VMware NSX Advanced Load…

Moving from appliance-based load balancers to software-defined VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancers could enable your organization to modernize load balancing services with efficient use of standard computing infrastructure and reduce overprovisioning.


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vRealize Operations Super Metrics Made Easy –…

vRealize Operations Super Metrics Made Easy – Part 1-3 Introduction to Super Metrics

vRealize Operations Super Metrics Made Easy –…

Using its native solutions and additional Management Packs vRealize Operations collects data about your entire environment including various metrics and properties to get you started with managing your Multi-Cloud infrastructure. The predefined metrics and properties address nearly all aspects of SDDC management. But sometimes you will need to transform available metrics, calculate new metrics using existing … Continued The post vRealize Operations Super Metrics Made Easy – Part 1-3…Read More


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Race Ahead to Kubernetes: A Learning Path for…

Race Ahead to Kubernetes: A Learning Path for System Administrators

Race Ahead to Kubernetes: A Learning Path for…

Kubernetes has quickly emerged as one of the leading cloud technologies—and for good reason. While Kubernetes has been popular with developers for a number of years, it’s now moving steadily into production environments and well on its way to entering the IT mainstream. […]


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vSphere 7 Update 2 vGPU Operations Guide

vSphere 7 Update 2 vGPU Operations Guide

vSphere 7 Update 2 vGPU Operations Guide

This operations guide demonstrates the prerequisites and procedures for conducting multiple Day-2 operational jobs including upgrading a VMware vSphere® Cluster with running VMs that are configured with one or more vGPUs, scaling up and down the GPU resources for the Machine Learning workload […]


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ESXi on Intel NUC 11 Extreme (Beast Canyon)

ESXi on Intel NUC 11 Extreme (Beast Canyon)

ESXi on Intel NUC 11 Extreme (Beast Canyon)

The NUC 11 Extreme (codenamed Beast Canyon) is the latest in Intel’s Tiger Lake based NUC lineup which includes the NUC 11 Performance (Panther Canyon), NUC 11 Enthusiast (Phantom Canyon) and NUC 11 Pro (Tiger Canyon). As you can see from the picture above, the codename for the NUC 11 Extreme […]


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Getting Started Videos for VMware Cloud on AWS

Getting Started Videos for VMware Cloud on AWS

Getting Started Videos for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is a highly scalable, secure hybrid cloud service that allows organizations to transition rapidly and seamlessly to the cloud. Today, we are releasing a new set of videos to help customers get started […]


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Performance when using vSAN Encryption Services

Performance when using vSAN Encryption Services

Performance when using vSAN Encryption Services

vSAN encryption services allow for any easy way to encrypt data in-flight, or at-rest within a vSAN cluster. But will it affect performance? And if so, by how much? Read on to learn more.


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Ransomware Requires DRaaStic Measures—Part II -…

Ransomware Requires DRaaStic Measures—Part II – VMware vSAN Virtual Blocks Blog

Ransomware Requires DRaaStic Measures—Part II -…

The VMware approach to Cyber-Resiliency and Ransomware Protection: a match between Security and Recovery with VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware Cloud DR.


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Closer look at vSphere Permissions for vSphere…

Closer look at vSphere Permissions for vSphere with Tanzu

Closer look at vSphere Permissions for vSphere…

Questions regarding vSphere Permissions for vSphere with Tanzu has been frequently brought up more lately and the majority of questions that I have seen, has primarily focused on the behavior of the vSphere UI Inventory. After taking a closer look and experimenting with a few permutations […]


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The kubectl vsphere container is here

The kubectl vsphere container is here

The kubectl vsphere container is here

Do you want to run kubectl vsphere commands from a container? Do you want to be able to specify containers and also call the VM Service in the same YAML file? Well you have come to the right place. I built a simple container that takes 5 variables and sends it to kubectl vsphere in in a container.


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vRTVS Management Pack for Oracle Database

vRTVS Management Pack for Oracle Database

vRTVS Management Pack for Oracle Database

The latest version of the vRealize True Visibility Suite (vRTVS) Management Pack for Oracle Database dropped on July 15! This release has several new features: Query objects are actually queries now, not just placeholder rankings. Multitenant Support New resources/objects: ASM Disk, PDB, […]


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How to Add a Host in VMC

How to Add a Host in VMC

How to Add a Host in VMC

On-premise Data Centers have to be sized for future growth, usually 3 – 5 years of growth. Usually the original architecture is either under-scoped or wayyyyy over-scoped by the time you get to 3 – 5 years time. But…. growth does need to be taken into account, procuring new hardware can take […]


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Quick Tip – Dynamic OVF input properties using…

Quick Tip – Dynamic OVF input properties using DeploymentOptions

Quick Tip – Dynamic OVF input properties using…

I first talked about OVF DeploymentOptions back in 2013, which enables an OVF/OVA author to define a set of deployment profiles (e.g. small, medium, large) which then automatically translate to a pre-defined set of compute, network and storage configurations when deploying an OVF/OVA. There […]


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Find stale disks on Veeam Replicas using…

Find stale disks on Veeam Replicas using PowerShell

Find stale disks on Veeam Replicas using…

Do you #replicate using @Veeam ? Here is a script to show you when you have stale disks on your replicas 🙌 Don’t waste unnecessary space in your DR environment. Keep it clean people. 👇👇


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