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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Horizon 7.4 Agent ProTip!

This is more a reminder for me when it happens to me again. I recently deployed Horizon 7.4 for a customer using a bunch of nVidia Grid cards in Dell 7910 rack workstations - they were previously using Horizon 6, with the direct connection agent and all was good. I deployed connection servers, UAGs and all the good stuff, created desktop pools and updated the image from the Horizon 6 Direct Connect agent to the latest 7.4 agent.
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Dell Technologies World - my story so far

2018 has absolutely flown by so far. I'm really not sure where it's gone, but it's May already. May for me means the beginning of the conference season, and I actually managed to sneak in one prior to May as I spent a week in Atlanta a couple of weeks back for VMware's Empower technical partner conference - I meant to blog about this while there but I was just too busy and didn't find time. I'm currently out in
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