Tag : PSC
Written by Christopher Lewis on January 8, 2017
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. Prerequisites Like with anything VMware Appliance related, you will need to have both Forward and Reverse DNS entries manually added to your DNS Server. To install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), you first have to mount the ISO.
Written by Christopher Lewis on November 15, 2016
If you didn’t already here the news, VMware vSphere 6.5 is now GA. Whilst lots of people will be concentrating on upgrading vSphere 5.x/6.x to 6.5 I’m going to start with the basics… To install the Platform Services Controller using the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), you first have to mount the ISO. In Windows 10 this is simple! Installation Steps So first things first, double click on VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-<buildnumber>.iso to mount it as a drive on your system.
Written by Christopher Lewis on September 19, 2016
If you plan to deploy the Platform Services Controller without using it with VMware vCenter, such as when deploying it for SSO for vRealize Automation 6. The options for configuring SYSLOG are not available through the GUI without the VMware vCenter Web GUI. Problem: How do you configure SYSLOG on a Platform Services Controller when its not deployed with VMware vCenter Server 6.x? Solution: Log into the Platform Services Controller as Root via SSH.
HOWTO: Automate the installation of the External Platform Services Controller using PowerCLI & JSON - Part 2
Written by Christopher Lewis on July 25, 2016
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 than an VMware vSphere ESXi host. I can hear you all screaming at the article about vRealize Automation 7, how it is much cooler and has its own highly available vIDM - but this project started when vRA7 had only just come out and the customer didn’t want to take the risk.
HOWTO: Automate the installation of the External Platform Services Controller using PowerCLI & JSON - Part 1
Written by Christopher Lewis on July 3, 2016
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 Edition (see my review here) of which my colleague Jonathan Medd (www.jonathanmedd.net / @JonathanMedd) was a co-author.
Written by Christopher Lewis on May 23, 2016
The following instructions will help you deploy a standalone VMware vSphere Platform Service Controller. Instructions 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 wizard. At the End User License Agreement screen, check the “I accept the terms of the license agreement checkbox”, and click Next.