VMware vCloud Director – Change SSL certificates

VMware vCloud Director – Change SSL certificates
The following procedure is a self-reminder of How-To replace the certificates of a VMware vCloud Director deployment. Prepare informations Create unsigned certificates Create certificate requests for CA-signing Import signed certificates in the keystore Apply certificates to the services Prepare informations Here is a configuration sample for a single cell deployment. Change settings according to your needs: If you are using multi-cells deployment, I stronlgy recommend you to extend informations in the -ext "san=dns:..." parameter of...

Switch to Clarity UI light theme

Switch to Clarity UI light theme
As you could notice (if you don’t use an RSS tool to read this blog): there is a new UI theme based on the Clarity Design System. To compare before/after: This decision was strongly motivated by the new HTML5-powered interface of vCSA 6.5 & 6.7. This new VMware vCenter UI is also based (as many of others VMware’s products) on this open-source design system initiated by VMware and is very enjoyable to use on a...

VMware vRealize orchestrator package diff python tool

I have recently published a draft tool to provide a table-formated diff of two vRealize Orchestrator packages. Project is available on GitHub project and will evolve in futur to support more package item’s types and to provide better information about differences. Installation Requirements: Python 3 and pip installed. Download: git clone https://github.com/lrivallain/vro-package-diff.git cd vro-package-diff (optionnal) Create python virtualenv: virtualenv -p python3 --no-site-packages venv . venv/bin/activate Install required python packages: pip install -r requirements.txt Usage python...

Ansible/VMware modules - first steps

Ansible is a well known software to automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. In concrete terms, it’s possible to manage infrastructure deployment and configuration during life cycle from sets of configuration files. In the following post, I will try to explain how to use it with some VMware modules from ansible installation to the management of a vCenter based infrastructure. Ansible installation Ansible usage with VMware vCenter Inventory Playbook Dynamic input for some...

VMware - VCSA 6.5u0 or PSC appliance - change SCSI block timeout

In a previous post, I’ve already talk about an issue occuring in a lab environment with vCSA 6.5u0 and PSC appliance : VCSA or PSC appliance won’t boot after hard shutdown. As the issue became more regular with time, I tried to figure out the root cause of those events. As system’s logs reports SCSI timeout on write operations, I remember myself that the default 30 seconds timeout could be insufficient in some virtualized environment....