VMware Cloud Foundation (vCF)

How to fix Expired Password issues for vCenters & PSCs (Also for vCF environments)

How to fix Expired Password issues for vCenters & PSCs (Also for vCF environments)

So a frequently upcomming issue at customers, is the password expiration of the root password. This is set by default for 90 days, and after 90 days, well people figure out that they cannot login. ...
Password Expired for vCenters & PSCs (Solution also for vCF)

Password Expired for vCenters & PSCs (Solution also for vCF)

So a frequently upcomming issue at customers, is the password expiration of the root password. This is set by default for 90 days, and after 90 days, well people figure out that they cannot login. ...
Check & Renew the expiration of the Machine Certificate of the PSCs & vCenter (vCenter 6.5/6.7)

Check & Renew the expiration of the Machine Certificate of the PSCs & vCenter (vCenter 6.5/6.7)

Intro At a customer we got the notification in the vCenter that the certificate was almost expiring. This was about the SSO/STS certificate. Later we found out that also the machine certificates ...
Can’t access the NSX-T managers with SSH in vCF?

Can’t access the NSX-T managers with SSH in vCF?

When trying to connect to a NSX-T manager node with SSH, it is possible that you get this message. That is because during the deployment of NSX-T, the SDDC-Manager doesn’t turn on SSH for the VMs. ...
vCF 3.x – SDDC-Manager Precheck Fails: LCM Directories Permission Check

vCF 3.x – SDDC-Manager Precheck Fails: LCM Directories Permission Check

Problem Summary For a customer, I was doing the prechecks for his VCF environments, since we wanted to upgrade the environments from 3.9.1. to 3.10. Unfortunately the following error appeared on all ...
vRealize Network Insight 5.1 – Install & Config

vRealize Network Insight 5.1 – Install & Config

Intro For a customer we deployed vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 5.1 on their VMware Cloud Foundation Platform (vcf). Currently vRNI is not part of the automatic deployment of vcf or even part of ...
vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager UI issue after upgrade to 3.8 – failed to poll or fetch info

vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager UI issue after upgrade to 3.8 – failed to poll or fetch info

Intro So I made a separate post here, that lists up all the different reasons why this issue could arise. However, the issue described here is more and less a known issue for the upgrade of the SDDC ...
vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager fails to poll or fetch info within the webUI

vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager fails to poll or fetch info within the webUI

Intro During the different upgrades of vCF, one issues came several times back within the SDDC Manager. Which is that the SDDC Manager is unable to show any kind of information or data within the ...
vCF 3.x – vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Environment Page is Blank after Upgrade

vCF 3.x – vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Environment Page is Blank after Upgrade

Issue For my customer I upgraded the vRSLCM from version 1.2 to version 2.0 which is in the BOM of vCF 3.5. During the upgrade I had several issues, but we solved it. However, after a successful ...
vCF 3.x – vRrealize Log Insight, Manual upgrade Procedure to v4.7 (vCF BOM 3.5)

vCF 3.x – vRrealize Log Insight, Manual upgrade Procedure to v4.7 (vCF BOM 3.5)

Intro Within vCF, you can deploy the components of the vRealize Suite. In vCF 3.0.1, vRLI 4.6.1 is deployed. When moving from the vCF 3.0.1(or 3.0.1.1) towards vCF 3.5, all the vRealize Suite ...
vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.1 & Higher)

vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.1 & Higher)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi ...
vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.)

vCF 3.x – ESXi upgrade Procedure for Custom Vendor ISO (vCF 3.5.)

Intro ESXi hosts that uses Vendor specific ISO’s need a bit of extra care when you want to use them for vCF upgrades. In this document we’re going to do a step by step tutorial for upgrading ESXi ...
vCF 3.x – Upgrade Precheck fails at ESXi hosts

vCF 3.x – Upgrade Precheck fails at ESXi hosts

Problem Recap When starting a vCF upgrade, it is always wise to start the precheck. At one of our customers, the precheck failes quite often on the ESXi hosts. The most common reason for this was ...
vCF 3.x – Web GUI looks weird after RPM upgrade of SDDC-Manager-UI-app.service

vCF 3.x – Web GUI looks weird after RPM upgrade of SDDC-Manager-UI-app.service

Intro In one of my posts I explained that we had a problem with the upgrade of the SDDC Manager, especially with the SDDC-Manager-UI component. It once again failed and I needed to do an upgrade of ...
vCF 3.x – vRSLCM 2.x upgrade fails after deployment

vCF 3.x – vRSLCM 2.x upgrade fails after deployment

Intro At one of my customers, we had a problem that the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) didn’t want to upgrade. We already faced quite some problems with the vCF upgrades, so this one was ...
vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager Upgrade fails at SDDC-Manager-UI Component

vCF 3.x – SDDC Manager Upgrade fails at SDDC-Manager-UI Component

Problem Recap At a customer we had an issue that came back every SDDC-Manager upgrade within the 3.x versions. The SDDC-Manager doesn’t seem to start the upgrade of the SDDC-Manager-UI.app service. ...
vCF 3.x – No bundles available in the SDDC Manager

vCF 3.x – No bundles available in the SDDC Manager

Problem Recap After a successful upgrade of the SDDC Manager to version 3.7.1, the UI of the SDDC Manager doesn’t show me any new bundles that can be downloaded. This issue is commonly known for ...