How to : Delete previous vSAN partitions on the disk

I would like to start this blog post by wishing my readers a Happy New Year 2019! While configuring a vSAN cluster, you might run into an issue where you do not see any disks that are available to be part of the vSAN cluster. This happens if the disks already have a partition on them. In my case, the previous configuration had failed but the partition was written into the disks. How do you check if there is an

Vembu BDR Suite : Backing up VMware workload

Vembu BRD Suite provides a 360° solution that can help customers backup, recover and also protect their VMware workload in case of disaster events. In my previous posts, I have covered the overview and also the initial setup and configuration of the BDR Suite. While the suite offers backup and recovery of multiple virtualization technologies including vSphere, Hyper-V, and KVM, I will be showing the steps involved in configuring it for the VMware environment. The tool offers a tight integration

How to fix user is not authorized error in vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)

Orchestrator is a great tool that can be used to automate day-to-day tasks in a virtualized environment. Nothing ruins someone’s day like spending many hours trying to get the orchestrator permissions fixed. I have always ran into this issue while configuring the orchestrator for the first time. I ran into the same issue with vRO in my home lab setup today and after lot of searching the world wide web I realized there’s actually a fix for this. Thought I’ll

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 4

In the previous blog post we saw how to replace the SSL certificate for the PSC component of the vCenter server. So this brings us to the final blog post of the series. In this blog post we will look at the steps to replace the certificate for the vCenter server service. If you have worked with the replacing the SSL certificates for version 5.x, this would be a cakewalk. The fact that certificate request generation and processing is automated and