vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication broker and act as a security token exchange. vCenter Single Sign-On performs the following steps to authenticate a user: 1. A user logs in to vSphere Web Client with a user name and password to access the vCenter Server. 2. vSphere Web Client sends an authentication request to […]
When the ESXi Shell or SSH services are enabled on a host they will run indefinitely. To avoid having these services left running set the ESXiShellTimeOut. The ESXiShellTimeOut defines a window of time after which the ESXi Shell and SSH services will automatically be terminated. If a user forgets to log out of their SSH […]
In vSphere 6.0 and later, the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) provisions each new ESXi host with a signed certificate that has VMCA as the root certificate authority by default. Provisioning happens when the host is added to vCenter Server explicitly or as part of installation or upgrade to ESXi 6.0 or later. vCenter Server supports […]
vMA – what is it? VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) is appliance based on Linux system which can be used as centralized management point in VMware environment. It has several tools used in VMware environment like: vCLI, resxtop, vifs or vmware-cmd. vMA after initial configuration is quite handy if you manage several hosts. vMA – installation […]
Error: First boot script Execution Error During the deployment of vCenter Appliance 6.0 you are asked to enter the FQDN/IP for the appliance. If you enter FQDN instead of the IP address for the vCenter Server, it is important to note: Make sure DNS entry for the vCenter Server is done prior to beginning VCSA 6.0 installation. […]
VMware released NSX security and hardening; it can be found at the following link: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-28142 A related document covering fundamentals of “Securing NSX for vSphere” is posted at the link: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-27674
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