Recently during an upgrade of a an instance of a vCenter Server System to 5.5 Update 3a the installation returned an error with the following message: Warning 32014. A utility for phone home data collector couldn’t be executed successfully Please see its log file (with name PhoneHome) and vminst.log in system temporary folder for more … More vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a: Update fails with Warning 32014.
The managed object browser provides a way to explore the object model used by vCenter to manage the vSphere environment; it enables configurations to be changed as well. This interface is used primarily for debugging the vSphere SDK. This interface might potentially be used to perform malicious configuration changes or actions. In order to disable … More VMware: Disable Managed Object Browser (MOB)
During a restart of the ‘VMware VirtualCenter Server’ service, if a user or group assigned to the Administrator Role at the root folder level could not be verified during the restart the user privelages are revoked. As part of security hardening on the vCenter server, I created a Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) to search for … More Monitoring vCenter privelage reassignment with Nagios XI
By default, you will be able to use your web browser to find and download any files by browsing datastores in the vSphere inventory. In order to disable the datastore browser you will need to edit the ‘vpxd.cfg’ file, to ensure the ‘enableHttpDatastoreAccess’ is set to false, as below: <vpxd> <enableHttpDatastoreAccess>false</enableHttpDatastoreAccess> </vpxd> Once the above configuration … More VMware: Disable Datastore Browser from vCenter
Now that the previous limitations have been removed for the number of Hosts and VMs supported by the vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 5.5 allowing for increased scalability and additional functionality added, what are you currently running on or planning to deploy?