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Summary Post: Update VMware vSphere SSL Certs

After speaking with a colleague today, I expect this list will grow as I work more with the vSphere suite. But until then, here is a consolidated list of posts and scripts that I’ve written to ease the replacement of

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Update VMware Horizon View SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Well, this script was different. Unlike the other posts in this series, I was required to use only Microsoft command line tools instead of OpenSSL. Not that I’m opposed to using certreq and certutil — I actually started this whole

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Update VMware Site Recovery Manager SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware Site Recovery manager script. This script generates the SSL certificates based off of the WebServer Certificate Template and runs a batch file to perform the actual replacement.

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Update VMware View Composer SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware View Composer script. This one is rather simple, and uses certutil and certreq to generate the certificates, as opposed to OpenSSL. It also generates a batch script

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Update NetApp Virtual Storage Console SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Ahhh, it seems like replacing SSL certificates in vSphere is a never-ending process. My vSphere farm was not prompting me about untrusted SSL certs until I installed the NetApp Virtual Storage Console. Using the template from my previous posts, however,

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Update vSphere 4.1U3 and 5.0 SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

While it took quite awhile to figure out how to replace vSphere 5.1 and 5.1U1′s SSL certs, converting that script to work with 4.1U3 and 5.0. It probably helps that SSO doesn’t exist (or I couldn’t find it — I

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Update ESX SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerCLI

Replacing ESX SSL is the easiest of all the vSphere components, in my opinion. Unlike vSphere 5.1, you can use Microsoft’s Web Server SSL template, and there’s no need to use the Java keytool or reregister the service with SSO.

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Update vSphere 5.1 SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

One month ago when I finally got my vSphere lab set up, I had no idea that getting rid of those annoying untrusted SSL errors would be such a colossal undertaking. I have my own domain CA and thought it

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[Solved] Parallels Desktop: Interface vmnet1 is not present. This should be created at boot time.

I recently modified my Parallels DHCP settings because I’m really particular about the internal subnets I work with in the lab (192.168 is the ugliest subnet ever). Once I modified the file at /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking (OS X) my Parallels Desktop

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VMware ESXi 4.0: Create Virtual Machine Error Caused by NSF File on Western Digital MyBook WE

Such an awkward title, I know. It’s just hard to encapsulate the following error message into a blog post title: Create virtual machine 172.16.1.129 Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/0-cb8d2a5-20-f15722/win-2k8.vmdk Basically, I’m taking ghetto to the next level by using my

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