VMware VCSA Update Manager - Service crashed while starting

If you have used custom certificates and are having problems upgrading VMware VCSA or are having problems trying to perform a backup, you may have a problem with the VMware Update Manager service. VMware's knowledgebase article applies to this issue: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2121689. This  […]

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Disable SSH warning on VMware ESXi

Using esxcli: vim-cmd hostsvc/advopt/update UserVars.SuppressShellWarning long 1 Using the vSphere Client: Select the ESXi host from the Inventory. Click the Configuration tab. Select Advanced Settings in the Software list. Locate UserVars in the left list. Locate UserVars.SuppressShellWarning in  […]

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VMware vCenter Server behind NAT Router

If your vCenter Server is behind a NAT the hosts will drop out after about a minute. To fix this problem you must add a port forward on the router to relay UDP/902 back to the vCenter server and configure the Virtual Center agent on the host to point to the external NAT IP address. VMware Reference:  […]

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VMware vSphere Client 5.5 on Domain Controller

For when there is no other option and you must install the vSphere Client on your Domain Controller you can do it with the following: VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe /VSKIP_OS_CHECKS="1"  […]

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