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

What is VMware AppDefense? – From the Eyes of a vSphere Admin

At VMworld 2017, VMware announced a new product offering called AppDefense. In 2018, there were announcements surrounding the product as well (primarily in the form of a new offering, vSphere Platinum). The product has been out for a little over a year, but I’m still not seeing a ton of activity in the community about… Read More

vRealize Automation 7.3: Install, Configure, Manage (BETA) Review

Here’s the scenario: I’ve recently been introduced to vRealize Automation at work. We’re entering the tail end of the roll-out and I’ve only just begun to understand exactly how to interact with it. I understand why an organization might want to use the product, but I’ve just never been at a place in my career… Read More