Author: @vra4u @vdgMichael

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

Tuesday 05/11/2019 The 2nd day of VMworld started of with the general session which outlined VMware’s vision, strategy and some tangible customer cases. The first tech session for me was about Pulse IoT Center. A promising way to manage your IoT devices like sensors, cameras etc. focusing on your Edge Environment. After lunch, we did … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 2: VMware’s Vision, Pulse IoT Center, Pat Gelsinger @vExpertParty

VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Monday 04/11/2019 It’s my first VMworld ever and the first day has been an educational journey! Together with some ITQ colleagues we started of the day with the VCDX workshop. They shared with us clear tips and thorough information on how to embark upon the VCDX road. The VCDX community is always willingly to help … Continue reading VMworld 2019 – Recap Day 1: ITQ on Stage, VCDX workshop, VCF & HCX!

Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro

After a couple of busy months and a long holiday, I want to share with you a little project that I was working on: A very own Home Lab! I want to be able to play around with new VMware products, test out different use cases and scenarios in my own separate environment and mess … Continue reading Home Lab on a budget: 32 cores – 96 GB RAM – 2 TB SSD = 661 euro

vRA – Certificate chain is not valid

Today I needed to import a new vRA certificate because the Root Chain was missing from it and some browsers showed the SSL Security Warning message when accessing the vRA environment. What was supposed to be a simple task turned out to be a more challenging one as we were greeted with the following message: … Continue reading vRA – Certificate chain is not valid

vRA – Quick Tip – How to access embedded PostgreSQL DB

Helloooo! Today I would like to share a quick tip with you on how to access the embedded vRA PostgreSQL database on your vRA appliances: SSH to your vRA appliance as root Once logged in, switch to the postgres user with the following command: su postgres Change to the vRA database (VCAC): psql vcac Show … Continue reading vRA – Quick Tip – How to access embedded PostgreSQL DB

Honored to be VMware vExpert 2019!

Hellooo fellow VMware Enthousiasts! I'm honored & happy to be part of the VMware vExpert Program for the first time!! This could not have happened without the great support & guidance from my colleague & fellow vRA4U.com blogger @JoseCavalheri !! Thanks my friend!! Congratulations to all who have been awarded VMware vExpert 2019 with the mid-year … Continue reading Honored to be VMware vExpert 2019!

vRA – Quick Tip – Telnet & vRA API calls (Postman)

Helloooo & welcome to our blog! Today I would like to give you 2 quick tips for troubleshooting & testing / developing in your vRA environment: Telnet on the vRA Appliances Postman for executing vRA API calls Telnet on vRA Appliances We all know how to check whether a remote machine is listening on specific … Continue reading vRA – Quick Tip – Telnet & vRA API calls (Postman)

vRA – How to integrate ADFS SSO

Recently I needed to integrate a vRA environment with Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) so the same Single Sign On experience could be delivered across various products for the customer. This required a good cooperation with the AD team in order to set it up correctly. Below an overview how to get it working and … Continue reading vRA – How to integrate ADFS SSO

vRA 7.5 – Hostname Change: Host has been updated successfully, but is not updated in SSO

(The same procedure applies for vRA 7.6) Use Case The other day I was working at a customer who wanted to move his vRA environment to an external F5 Load Balancer VIP with a new FQDN in a different namespace (example.com). The environment was currently using an NSX Load Balancer and configured with Custom Signed … Continue reading vRA 7.5 – Hostname Change: Host has been updated successfully, but is not updated in SSO