Upgrade Specified, but ESXi Version 6.0 or Greater was Not Found on Disk – Multiple Boot Configurations

At work, I’ve had the pleasure and the ability to build new systems and migrate users by workload instead of needing to upgrade systems that I know little about. I’ve done this when I needed to go from vSphere 5.5 to 6.5, Horizon View 6.2 to Horizon 7.3, and, most recently, from vRealize Automation 7.0.1… Read More

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 in 2019 – A Troubleshooting Story

tl;dr┬áJust in case you’re not interested in the narrative and want only facts. vRA Software Component won’t properly install IIS Found older Windows version uses Add-WindowsFeature, not Install-WindowsFeature Had to test if-statement for automation Learned that Powershell 2.0 no longer supported Installed WMF 5.0 to get Powershell 5.0 Guest Customization now broken – need C++… Read More

Replacing Expired PSC and VCSA Certificates

Task at hand: Replace the now-expired Machine SSL Certificates of the (still) external PSC and VCSA. By now, there are several different blog posts about how to replace the Machine SSL Certificate using the built-in Certificate Manager tool for the PSC and VCSA. I originally performed this operation after migrating from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere… Read More