Reset Root Password vCenter Appliance 6.7

Here are the steps for resetting the root password for a vCenter 6.7 Appliance First thing to do it take a snapshot of the vCenter. This step should always be undertaken.Once the snapshot is complete reboot vCenterWhen the Photon OS screen during boot press 'e' Move along to the end of the line starting 'linux' and … Continue reading Reset Root Password vCenter Appliance 6.7

VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Introduction If you have installed the ESXi Embedded Host Client (Link) you might find occasionally when trying to log onto a VMware Host the following message is displayed It is a reasonably simple fix to get access again to the Host. Procedure SSH as root onto the ESXi host that is displaying the error Run … Continue reading VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client – 503 Service Unavailable

Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle

Introduction While upgrading from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.5 Update 2 the upgrade bundle might show as incompatible in VMware Update Manager. Investigating the error message shows that there is an incompatible VIB in use. In this case it is the Mellanox VIB for Mellanox hardware. If you don't use Mellanox hardware this VIB can … Continue reading Mellanox VIB Incompatible With 6.5 Upgrade Bundle

Patching Process for the vCenter 6.5 Appliance

This the process for deploying a patch update to vCenter 6.5 via a downloaded ISO from the VMware site. Preperation Download the vCenter Patch ISO from here (a My VMware account will be required to obtain the patch). Choose the application and software version required from the drop down menus to get the correct patch. In this … Continue reading Patching Process for the vCenter 6.5 Appliance