[How to] Replace self-signed certificates on VCSA 5.5

Today, let me post my friend’s post, which is I find really amazing/magnificent. If you’re looking for the manual/guide how to replace self-signed certificates in vCenter 5.5 with PKI one, please go to the following link [How to] Replace self-signed certificates on VCSA 5.5.
The only thing I can say : THANK YOU Waldemar for posting that !!!!
And of course NOT thank you VMWARE for NOT posting that. I can imagine that all VMWARE engineers are too busy or too skilled to write such manual to fulfil Customer needs. Or just simply they are NOT skilled enough. Really poor support from vendor!!!!!!!!!!

vRealize Orchestrator : Find network card by MAC

In this post I’ll focus mostly on code for creating simple vRO action to find a virtual machine network card by its MAC address. A use case for me was to set and IP address on VM with multiple network cards or delete a network card with specific MAC address. So instead of creating a new workflow I decided to create an action. Continue reading

HOWTO : Create a Windows Server + SQL Server template

We live in virtualization era, so in this post I’d like to show how to prepare a a Windows template with pre-intalled SQL Server. I will use a Windows Server 2012 R2 as operating system and MS SQL 2012 server. This will be a sceenshot based quick manual.

To install SQL 2012, I need to install .NET 3.5 framework on Windows 2012 R2 and while trying to do that with ServerManager, I faced following error Continue reading

HOWTO : Start, stop, suspend multiple suspended/saved virtual machines

This post will be for a junior administrator or maybe advanced user I should say. I’m Windows administrator and I’m preparing, testing my solutions in virtual labs.
I’m using Hyper-V, because it’s free, now if you have a Windows 8.1, but Professional or better, it’s built feature – so goodbye VMWare player, Worstation and so on.
Many times my labs contain multiple virtual machines, that means I have to start, stop, suspend,save them. Clicking on each machine to perform this simple actions is pretty annoying, so what to do to start them all, in my case most of my machines are in the suspended or saved state. And again with help comes, the one, the only, the mighty – Powershell. Continue reading