Migrating your vCloud Director 9.5 SQL Database to PostgreSQL

Before you start the migration its a good idea to snapshot the vCloud Director cells and manually backup the SQL database. Next you need to stop the vCloud Director services. You do this by connecting to each cell via SSH and running the following command. Service vmware-vcd stop Next we Continue Reading

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PostgreSQL Deployment for use with vCloud Director

A quick guide on how to install PostgreSQL 10 on Centos 7. vCloud Director 9.5 officially supports PostgreSQL 10 and I thought I would setup a new database server to migrate my existing vCloud SQL database over too. VMware recommends the database server is built with 16 GB of memory, Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 3

Now that the UCS Manager Infrastructure Components are complete we need to move over to the HX Data Platform. The next step is to go through the manual bootstrap upgrade process. The following steps will upgrade the HX Data Platform and the Data Platform plug-in. Open WinSCP and connect to Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 2

Upgrading the Hyperflex Cluster We have now completed the first step which was to upload the UCSM Infrastructure A-bundle, Blade B-bundle and Rack C-bundle for version 4.0(1a) to the Fabric Interconnects. Next step is to check the vMotion between hosts to ensure when you start to failover you won’t have Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 1

Working in the integrations and service provider space has provided exposure to a wide variety of platforms. Over the past few years we have seen the shift from clients running traditional 3-tier architecture to more adopting a hyper-converged platform. I have worked with a few different hyper-converged platforms but I Continue Reading

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Renaming Nodes in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7

Login to vRealize Operations Manager via the admin interface https://vROPS-Server/admin Under System Status select the node and click the Take Offline button The following prompt will appear, enter your reason and click Ok The status will then change to Offline Login to the vRealize Operations Manager as the root user Continue Reading

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How to Reset the Root Password in vRealize Operations Manager 7

The following process will help you reset the vRealize Operations Manager 7 root password. If you have locked the account out attempting to use what you thought was the password the steps below will also work as the account is unlocked after a reboot. Open a console session from your Continue Reading

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How to modify the default theme of Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5

I have been working with Enterprise Manager lately and I wanted to share one way you can customize the theme of the backup portal. We need to edit the following files to change the default Veeam green to blue for this example. Take a backup of each file before continuing, Continue Reading

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Replacing Certificates in vCloud Director 9.5

As a vCloud Director admin changing certificates has always been an interesting topic and there are so many different methods out there to do it. I thought I would share another way to change a self-signed or expired SSL certificate over to a newly purchased certificate using a program called Continue Reading

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