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How to Install Minikube on Ubuntu - Step by Step

This is a step by step guide to install Minikube on the Ubuntu Linux system. Minikube is a lightweight Kubernetes implementation that creates a VM on your local machine and deploys a simple cluster containing only one node. Minikube is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows systems. Minikube is ve…

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PowerCLI enable or disable WBEM service on VMware ESXi server

The VMware Host Hardware (WBEM) sensor monitors information about the hardware of an ESXi server using Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM). This script will disable and enable WBEM service using PowerCLI.

Download this Set-WbemServiceEsxi.ps1 here or it is also available on github.com/janviu…

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Vmware PowerCLI Import-Module message VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

When you run the command to Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI on Powershell, You might have received the below warning message regarding VMware CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program). 

VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) collects technical information from participating …

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Ansible Deploy a VMware vSphere Virtual Machine from a Template

One of my teammates from another project had a requirement of deploying a clone VMware Virtual Machine from a template using Ansible. In the last hour additional requirements they wanted to process clones of multiple VMs with different types of operating system such as Linux and Microsoft Windows.…

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VMware vSphere vCenter replace machine SSL certificate with custom CA signed certificates

There is a best security practice to implement authorized SSL Certificates on VMware infrastructure. Here I am installing certificates on the vSphere vCenter server. By default VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) signed certificate is installed on the vCenter server. Which you can see under vSphere …

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VMware vCenter Esxi Add a Trusted Root Certificate to the Certificate Store

In this article I will add the Trusted Root certificate in vCenter Certificate store. Basically this will help to use your Certificate Authority root chain certificate (CA server) or third party certificates in your VMware vSphere infrastructure, If you are intending to use a trusted root certificat…

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine customization clone failed on Windows

While doing project on Terraform with VMware vSphere: Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine, I was receiving below error while deployment. VM was getting deployed but VM customization was running into error and failing.

Error: 
│ Virtual machine customiza…

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Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine

After writing initial Terraform code to clone VMware Virtual Machine template Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure, There was a requirement to clone Linux and Windows Virtual Machines using the single TF file and it must create multiple VMs from map hash table …

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine cloning Operating system not found

After cloning VMWare Virtual Machine using Terraform code, I waited for a long time but terraform apply command was not getting completed and was in the creation state of indefinitely. The VM was cloned on the vCenter server and it was powered on. But when I checked on the VM VMware web remote conso…

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Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure

This is a example script to clone and deploy multiple Linux vCenter Virtual Machines on VMware vSphere vCenter server infrastructure using hashicorp terraform scripts. In my VMware infrastructure I already have configured virtual datacenter, cluster, network and datastore. There is Linux VM template…

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Configure, Manage and Assign License Settings for VMware vCenter Server and ESXi

After deploying new VMware vSphere 8.0 products, I was seeing MANAGE YOUR LICENSES (There are expired or expiring licenses in your inventory) warning on the vCenter vSphere Client ui portal top bar. This article focuses on assigning licenses to vCenter server or ESXi host.

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How to Install & Deploy vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 8.0

vCenter Server is the unified management service for VMware, and is used to handle virtual machines, multiple ESXi hosts, and all dependent elements from a single centralized location. As a base I have already deployed my ESXi server in the lab with VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide w…

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Configure VMware ESXi server network settings in DCUI

In the earlier part of I wrote an article about VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots. In this article I will configure the networking for ESXi server and assign IP address, DNS and other configuration.

After first part ESXi server is rebooted, I am on the DCUI screen,…

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ESXi Installation Hardware_Virtualization Warning Hardware virtualization is not a feature of CPU

While installing ESXi operating system on the server, I was receiving below warnings errors regarding CPU hardware Virtualization. 

Check out: VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots

Error(s)/Warning(s) Found During System Scan

The system encountered the followi…

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VMware ESXi 8.0 step by step Installation guide with Screenshots

As VMware recently released and made available ESXi 8.0 publicly available, I thought get the hands dirty and install it in my Home Lab. I don't have licenses for ESXi 8.0, but it can be tested in Evaluation mode for 60 day trial. Which is enough to check new features of ESXi 8.0 server. I have down…

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Create List or Remove VMware VM Snapshots with PowerCLi

This is very handy and useful PowerCLI script, when I do my labs or production deployment changes on VMware environment. Whenever I have multiple servers to make changes and wants to ensure no problem should occur after changes, I take temporary VMware snapshots. But working with snapshot manually i…

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PowerCLi Connect-VIServer could not connect using the requested protocol

There is a common issue you might have faced while connecting to either vCenter server or Esxi Server using Vmware PowerCLI.

Connect-VIserver $esxiServer -User $user -Password $password
Connect-VIServer could not connect using the requested protocol. 
Additional Information: The remote server…

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PowerCLI The SSL connection could not be established see inner exception

Recently while working with Vmware PowerCLI on one of my new laptop, when connecting to esxi server and vCenter server with Connect-VIserver command, I was receiving below error.

Connect-VIServer $esxiserver -User $user -Password $password
Connect-VIServer The SSL connection could not be estab…

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VMware.PowerCLI install update error - Install-Package: Authenticode issuer

I had a project to automate and upgrade VMware infrastructure. I had given few of the basic tasks to my fellow juniors to update VMware.PowerCLI modules on few servers and run script on the systems. But while upgrading VMware PowerCLI they were receiving below errors. 

PackageManagement\In…

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How to Install vCenter server appliance on ESXi host

In this article I will be installing fresh VMware vCenter server appliance vcsa on esxi server. First step is to download vCenter server 7.0 vcsa ISO file from customerconnect.vmware.com or my.vmware.com website. You need to have access to the VMware site to download ISO. Search for VCSA and go to…

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