Enable SSH for ESXi 6.0, VCSA 6.0 and NSX-v 6.2

To enable SSH for ESXi 6.0: Login to vCenter Server as a user with administrative privileges  (e.g. administrator@vsphere.local) Go to Hosts and Clusters and select the ESXi host. Go to Manage > Settings > Security Profile > Services. Click Edit and select SSH daemon. Click Start to enable SSH service and status changes to Running. For […]

Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 using vmware provided scripts (Part-3)

{ “__comments”: [ “Sample template to deploy a vCenter Server.” ], “deployment”: { “esx.hostname”:”192.168.2.162″, “esx.datastore”:”datastore1″, “esx.username”:”root”, “esx.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “deployment.network”:”VM Network”, “deployment.option”:”management-tiny”, “appliance.name”:”veevca01″, “appliance.thin.disk.mode”:true }, “vcsa”: { “system”: { “root.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “ssh.enable”:true, “ntp.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “platform.service.controller”:”veepsc01.test.net” }, “sso”: { “password”:”Pa$$word123″, “domain-name”:”test.local”, “site-name”:”Site1″ }, “networking”: { “ip.family”:”ipv4″, “mode”:”static”, “ip”:”192.168.2.56″, “prefix”:”24″, “gateway”:”192.168.2.1″, “dns.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “system.name”:”veevca01.test.net” } } }

Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 using vmware provided scripts (Part-2)

{ “__comments”: [ “Sample template to deploy a external Platform Services Controller.” ], “deployment”: { “esx.hostname”:”192.168.2.162″, “esx.datastore”:”datastore1″, “esx.username”:”root”, “esx.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “deployment.network”:”VM Network”, “deployment.option”:”infrastructure”, “appliance.name”:”veepsc01″, “appliance.thin.disk.mode”:true }, “vcsa”: { “system”: { “root.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “ssh.enable”:true, “ntp.servers”:”192.168.2.2″ }, “sso”: { “password”:”Pa$$word123″, “domain-name”:”test.local”, “site-name”:”Site1″, “first-instance”:true }, “networking”: { “ip.family”:”ipv4″, “mode”:”static”, “ip”:”192.168.2.55″, “prefix”:”24″, “gateway”:”192.168.2.1″, “dns.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “system.name”:”veepsc01.test.net” } } }   Script for […]

VCSA 6.0 no more web UI through port 5480

After installing vCenter Server Appliance 6.0, I was trying to login to web UI through port 5480 (https://vCenter6.mytestlab.net:5480) and found out that the web UI is no more available. Earlier in VCSA 5.5, I had used it many times and found it very handy either to check if services are running or to re-configure IP […]

vCenter 6.0 Single Sign-On Users and Groups

If you delete the administrator user in the vsphere.local domain, you can no longer log in to vCenter Single Sign-On unless you have another user with same privileges. Otherwise a reinstall of vCenter Server and its components would be required. So, lets create a second admin user. Add vCenter Single Sign-On User: 1. Login to […]