HOWTO: Replace a VMCA certificate via the GUI in vSphere 6.5 with PSC & VCSA

Prerequisites A VMCA SSL Certificate (such as root_signing_cert.cer) A RSA Private Key (such as root_signing_cert.key) Process Overview The high level steps are as followed: Log into the External Platform Services Controller. Replace the Root Certificate. Connect to the PSC Appliance. Renew the Machine SSL Certificate. Renew the Solution User Certificate. Connect to the VCSA Appliance. Renew…

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HOWTO: Automate the installation of the External Platform Services Controller using PowerCLI & JSON – Part 2

As a follow on to my previous article, HOWTO: Automate the installation of the External Platform Service Controller using PowerCLI & JSON – Part 1, I had a new customer requirement to deploy the Platform Service Controller as the identity solution for vRealize Automation 6.x, but this time directly onto a VMware vCenter Server rather…

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HOWTO: Automate the installation of the External Platform Services Controller using PowerCLI & JSON – Part 1

As a follow on to my previous article on how to deploy HOWTO: Deploy the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform Services Controller, I thought I would share a way to automate the delivery of the vSphere Platform Services Controller using PowerCLI/Powershell. The main credit for this article goes to the information in the brilliant PowerCLI  Reference 2nd…

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HOWTO: Deploy the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform Service Controller

The following instructions will help you deploy a standalone VMware vSphere Platform Service Controller. In the software installer directory, double-click vcsa-setup.html. Wait for the browser to detect the Client Integration Plug-in and allow the plug-in to run on the browser when prompted. On the Home page, click Install to start the vCenter Server Appliance deployment…

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