Replacing PSC certificates with Microsoft CA generated cert

First of all. Let me just say I have an inane fear for certs, creating them, replacing them, requesting them I have always disliked them. So I decided to write this more so for myself so I could have something to reference in future. Few Notes on my infrastructure. I am running vSphere 6.5 vCenter… Continue reading Replacing PSC certificates with Microsoft CA generated cert

‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was upgrading some critical system over the weekend. Once I had the PSC Issue resolved I moved onto vCenter only to be greeted with this initial error. Please ensure extensions are compatible with the new vCenter Server and re-register extensions with the new vCenter Server after upgrade. Please… Continue reading ‘Replace a process level token Privilege.’ – Windows vCenter 6.5 upgrade error

An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error

This weekend I spent upgrading our production environment within the DellEMC CPSD Vblock Logical Engineering group. We use vCenter extensively to run a lot of our in-house created automation workflows which help us logically build and configure Vblocks to our customer specifications and it also manages a Horizon View instance with some of our remote teams use during… Continue reading An error occurred while starting service “vmonapi”- Windows PSC upgrade error

Vision Intelligent Operations vCenter is grayed out.

Q: Why is my vCenter grayed out in the Vision Intelligent Operations MSM sunburst graphic? A: vCenter is expected to be grayed out in the sunburst chart as it is a logical element. If we drill down into the graph, we can view that all the other components are discovered and are in a healthy state.… Continue reading Vision Intelligent Operations vCenter is grayed out.

Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli

When VMware released vSphere 6.x they introduced 3 new VAAI claim rules that can be utilized with the VMAX and VMAX3. By setting these values you can change the max transfer size up to a maximum 240MB.  A white paper released by dellEMC goes into the technology if far more detail than this post. Page 29 of the… Continue reading Configuring VMAX3 XCOPY VAAI settings by PowerCli