Packer – introduction

What is Packer Packer is a simple, easy open source tool from HashiCorp that runs on all major operating systems and is ued to create identical machine images for different platforms from a single source configuration template. Packer Templates A Packer templates is a json formatted file containing the build …

VMware User Environment Manager 9.5 – Download Configuration Files

Today, VMware released User Environment Manager 9.5. The main new feature is to be able to download Configuration Templates directly from the console. You can download User Environment Manager 9.5 from here As noted in the release notes these Configuration Templates are pre-configured Flex configuration files that are available for many …

Veeam – How to backup/restore the VMware vCenter Server Appliance

To backup/restore the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) with an embedded database using Veeam follow the below instructions Backup To backup the VCSA with Veeam, it’s important to understand that Veeam does not directly support Postgres SQL (VMware’s embedded DB). Instead, it’s optimal to perform backup in 2 parts: Part …

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 – Unable to upload files to datastore

When using VMware vSphere 6.5 with self-signed certificates, I noticed that I could not upload files to a datastore. This is due to the fact that the self-signed certificate is not trusted in the browser you are using. To resolve the issue follow the below steps (See also https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147256): Go …

App Volumes – Replacing App Volumes Manager Certificates

To replace the App Volumes Manager SSL certificates, you should follow VMware KB article 2095969. However, there is one important step missing in the KB article: After having replaced the original svserver.crt and svserver.key files with your own certificate files you should also edit the nginx.conf file to use svserver.crt and …