VMCA 6.5 with Embedded PSC as an Intermediate CA

One of my most popular blog articles is the configuration of VMCA 6.5 as an Intermediate CA but the article is specific to environment's with an External Platform Services Controller (PSC) and configuring it prior to deploying the VCSA for vCenter Server. I have received a lot of great feedback from this article and numerous … Continue reading VMCA 6.5 with Embedded PSC as an Intermediate CA

Advertisements

Understanding vNUMA in vSphere

The topic of NUMA and vNUMA has come up quite a bit recently for me. I've had in-depth discussions with many of my customers, co-workers and people that I have interviewed for positions where I work. I like to engage people during discussions and I always try to gauge their understanding of the topic first … Continue reading Understanding vNUMA in vSphere

NSX DFW Packet Walk

Here in Part 3 of my "NSX Packet Walk Series" I will be reviewing the step-by-step process of capturing and analyzing packets from the Distributed Firewall (DFW) data path. This procedure is very useful during troubleshooting. We are going to accomplish the following tasks after gathering some important information about the environment. Capture packets when … Continue reading NSX DFW Packet Walk

Upgrading ESXi & VSAN 6.5

So I have upgraded most of my environment to the latest and greatest and now it is time to upgrade the final pieces....ESXi & VSAN. All of my ESXi hosts are running ESX 6.0 U2 and need to be upgraded in order to take advantage of the latest vSphere 6.5 features. In my previous post … Continue reading Upgrading ESXi & VSAN 6.5

VMCA 6.5 as an Intermediate CA

Certificates have always been an interesting topic to me. I have seen complex PKI infrastructures on several occasions but more often than not most environments have utilized certificates in a limited capacity. In regards to vSphere, a majority of the time the default certificates provided by vSphere were sufficient for most deployments. Security is certainly … Continue reading VMCA 6.5 as an Intermediate CA