Remove Stubborn PSC or vCenter Appliance from an SSO Domain

While attempting to decommission one of our vCenter sites, I ran into an issue removing one of the PSCs. This site consisted of two PSCs and one vCenter appliance. I removed the first PSC from the SSO domain successfully, and then removed the vCenter appliance. Things became a little tricky during the removal of the…

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Enable SNMP in ESXi 6.5 via SSH

I was trying to enable SNMP on a few stand-alone ESXi 6.5 hosts the other day. Unfortunately, when attempting to enable this service using the vSphere Host Client, I received a very unhelpful error:   I wasn’t able to find any helpful information in the logs that could help identify the cause. Interestingly enough, enabling…

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vSphere – Unable to Apply DRS Resource Setting on Host

I noticed this error on one of my hosts today. After reading the full error message on the Events tab, and paying particular attention to the “Error Stack” section, it was obvious what the problem was. “The configuration file of the virtual machine is corrupted”. Well, that helps narrow things down, but what virtual machine…

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Running vSphere in VMware Workstation 12

In this post I’ll be walking through how to run a vSphere lab in VMware Workstation. I recently decided to obtain VCP6-DCV. Rather than driving up my electric bill like I’ve done in the past using physical servers, I’m attempting to run the entire lab on my workstation and a Synology NAS. If you’ve ever…

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