Updating the VMware vCenter License Key using PowerCLI

Out of the blue this week, I had a query from a colleague about being able to update the vCenter License key programmatically via PowerShell/PowerCLI. This is something I have done before so luckily I had a script. The main license update component is here: $LicenseManager = get-view($vCenter.ExtensionData.content.LicenseManager) $LicenseManager.AddLicense($vCenter6License,$null) $LicenseAssignmentManager = get-view($LicenseManager.licenseAssignmentManager) $LicenseAssignmentManager.UpdateAssignedLicense($vCenter.InstanceUuid,$vCenter6License,$Null) Note: This... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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