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: Deploy a vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

In this post we will look to expand on my previous post HOWTO: Deploy a vSphere 6.5 External Platform Services Controller (VCSA) and deploy the VMware vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance so that it takes advantage of the external Platform Services Controller. Pre-Requisites Like with anything VMware Appliance related, you will need to have both Forward and Reverse…

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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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