Using ADFS with vCenter 7

A while ago I wrote an article about using LDAPS to connect vCenter to Active Directory. In that article, I mentioned a second (secure) option to connect to AD: by using ADFS. In this article, I will give you the steps to change your vCenter Identity Provider from Embedded to…

Using LDAPS with vCenter and AD

Most companies that connect vCenter to Active Directory are using the Integrated Windows Authentication. At least, that’s what I see. But both VMware and Microsoft have announced changes that are going to change the way you connect your vCenter to AD. VMware announced in the vSphere 7 release notes that…

Migrating ESXi Hosts to Another vCenter Server

As part of a migration project, ESXi hosts needed to be migrated to a new vCenter appliance. The Cisco 1000v distributed virtual switch was stripped out and converted to standard switches. So basically it was a matter of disconnecting, and removing the hosts from the old vCenter and adding them…

Building a lab – recurring issues

As I am preparing for an exam (VCAP Network Virtualization Deployment) is started a rebuild of my lab. During this process, I encountered several issues. With this post I keep track of all the issues and solutions. Keep in mind that I try to write them down in the order…