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written IN
April
2022
By
Yves Sandfort
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Replace the VMware Cloud Director Certificates in 10.3 with a PFX or PEM

In VMware Cloud Director 10.3 VMware changed from using the Java keystore to a direct import/management with the cell-management-tool. This is a reminder to myself for the steps involved to change the certificate on a VMware Cloud Director cell.
written IN
April
2022
By
Matthias Eisner
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The story of the new vCD cell and the incorrect keystore password

The starting situation explained: we have a VMware cloud director instance with three cell servers. On primary and two standby cells, from a database replication perspective. Cells were running on version 10.2.0 and I wanted to upgrade vCD to the latest version which is 10.3.2a.
written IN
October
2021
By
Reinhard Partmann
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VMware Cloud on AWS got updated to v1.16

Good news we have a new version on VMConAWS - m16 is here!
written IN
October
2021
By
Reinhard Partmann
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Why a migration via VMware HCX from on-prem to vmconaws might fail

VMware HCX error message when migrating a VM to VMConAWS, related to the virtual Hardware version.
written IN
September
2021
By
Reinhard Partmann
AND

VMC - Back to the Basics #1 : Create a VPC and a VMware SDDC on AWS

Before you can deploy a SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS we need to have either an existing AWS VPC or create a new one. This blog post will cover the creation of a custom VPC as well as a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.
written IN
September
2021
By
Reinhard Partmann
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Migrating to VMware Cloud on AWS with HCX from two on-premises datacenters

My customer is currently migrating vSphere workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS.
There are many aspects and processes which are running in the background, this is the what, how, why of the migration from two on-premises datacenters to the cloud with HCX.
written IN
August
2021
By
Reinhard Partmann
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Horizon View Upgrade 8.3 (2106)

After updating Horizon View to 8.3, the Web browser access doesn't work anymore. Here's how to fix it.
written IN
June
2021
By
Harold Preyers
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How to request Let’s Encrypt certificates on the NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Lately, I have been doing quite some work on VMware vSphere with Tanzu. A prerequisite to configure vSphere with Tanzu is a load balancer of some sort. Currently the following are supported, HAProxy, the NSX-T integrated load balancer or the NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB). (Support for the NSX ALB was added with the release of vSphere 7 U1.)
written IN
June
2021
By
Matthias Eisner
AND

vRealize Orchestrator Release 8.4

Some time ago I wrote an article about vRO 8.0 and first steps. Now with version 8.4 I decided to write a second article, checking if anything changed what I pointed out in my last article, or if there are some cool new features or new glimpses.
written IN
April
2021
By
Alain Geenrits
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vRealize Log Insight upgrade gotchas

I recently had to upgrade two log insight instances for a customer from 4.x to 8.x. This was a manual process in two phases (you have to upgrade to 4.8 first).
written IN
March
2021
By
Matthias Eisner
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Tobias Paschek

Install older vRealize Automation version (8.0.x)

Recently, I had to install an older version of vRealize Automation, being more precisely, version 8.0.1, which is still downloadable from the Homepage of VMware and is officially still supported. Why, that’s a different story.
written IN
February
2021
By
Matthias Eisner
AND

Register vRO 8.2 with vCD 10.2

I decided to write an article, because starting with the official documentation, I found, that the documentation has just been copied from a previous version and is not matching VMware Cloud Director anymore.
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