vSphere Update Manager - Dell repository

Just a quick post this time: historically the Dell repository for VMware Update Manager was located at http://vmwaredepot.dell.com/index.xml. I was looking into an issue for a customer using Dell kit recently, and noticed errors in the VUM logs due to the fact that the URL specified no longer worked. I did some searching through Dell's documentation and still couldn't find a replacement URL so I engaged on Twitter and... It's been switched to https is
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London VMUG GDPR slides

Since a few people asked (not sure if they're on the LonVMUG sharespace as yet) I thought I'd make my slides from the London VMUG back in April available for anyone who wanted to take a look. You can get them here If you have any questions (or the link isn't working for any reason) feel free to reach out to me on Twitter
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Replacing vCenter SSL machine certificates in a multi-tier PKI environment - Part 2

So in part 1 we created the certificate template we needed, added the CA chain of trust to the VCSA and generated the CSR file we need in order to get the SSL certificate that we need. In this post we'll grab that CSR, issue the certificate and then install it in the VCSA. First off - connect your SCP client of choice to the VCSA, logging in as the root user. Create yourself a new directory locally for the
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Replacing vCenter SSL machine certificates in a multi-tier PKI environment - Part 1

Before reading this: if you don't have a multi-tier Public Key Infratructure, save yourself some time and go read the walkthrough at https://featurewalkthrough.vmware.com/t/vsphere-6-5/ssl-certificate-replacement-hybrid-mode/ - this is probably all you need if you're in a lab, but in a production envrionment it's reasonably likely that you'll be in a position where you have an offline root CA, and an online intermediate issuing CA (or potentially even more layers). I came across this myself on a
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VCAP6.5-DCV Design - another feather in the cap!

So I was supposed to write this up a while back as a follow up to this post, but y'know how it is: life gets in the way. Can't believe that was only a month ago now... Anyhoo, I decided on a bit of a whim to sit my first VCAP exam out at Dell Technologies World. The exam was half price, so it was probably worth it just to get a feel for the style of the exam so
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