Reset the administrator@vsphere.local password VMware Single Sign On is a new VMware vCenter Server components, introduced for the first time in vSphere 5.1, that manage the authentication across different VMware components both for services and users. It is not just an authentication broker but also a security token exchange providing a more secure way of accessing your vSphere … Read more

Cluster warning for ESXi Shell and SSH appear on an ESXi 5.x host

ESXi host shows these errors: ESXi Shell for the Host has been enabled SSH for the host has been enabled Resolution To disable these warnings using vSphere Client: Select the ESXi host from the Inventory. Click the Configuration tab. Click Advanced Settings in the Software menu. Navigate to UserVars > UserVars.SuppressShellWarning. Set the value from … Read more

Converting VMware Workstation Thick Disks (VMDKs) to Thin Examples Using the VMware Virtual Disk Manager The following examples illustrate how to use the virtual disk manager. You run the virtual disk manager from a command prompt. Creating a Virtual Disk To create a new virtual disk, use a command like the following: vmware-vdiskmanager -c -t 0 -s 40GB -a ide myDisk.vmdk This … Read more

Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users

Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local The password is what you defined for your original user.  

VMware Default Username and Passwords vCenter Appliance Configuration Default Username and Password https://(SERVER_IP):5480 username: root password: vmware vCenter Application Discovery Manager Default Username and Password http://(SERVER_IP) username: root password: 123456 vCenter Chargeback Default Username and Password http://(SERVER_IP):8080/cbmui/ username: root password: vmware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Default Username and Password https://(SERVER_IP):5480 username: root password: Given when deploying OVA vCenter Web Client … Read more

Changing the language used by vSphere Client

SO you have French windows and want and English vSphere Client ? Here is what you do : To force vSphere Client to use English: Ensure that the operating system running the vSphere Client has the English language pack installed. Right-click the vSphere Client icon on your desktop and click Properties. Click the Shortcut tab … Read more

Cannot remediate host because it is a part of a HA admission control enabled Cluster If you get the error “The operation is not supported on the selected inventory objects. Check the events for the objects selected for the operation” when you try to remediate a host you will also find the following entry in the eventlogs: “Cannot remediate host because it is a part of a HA admission … Read more