VMWare Update Manager Error – VCSA 6.5: Host cannot download files from VMWare vSphere Update Manager patch store

After upgarding VCSA to version 6.5 at one of my clients, I’ve tried to upgrade also the ESXi Hosts. I’ve made the Baselines in VUM and attached them to the hosts. So far everything went smooth. After that I’ve scanned the hosts for updates and this is the moment when the error came up: “Host cannot download files from VMware vSphere Update Manager patch store.  Check the network connectivity and

Importing OVA into VCSA 6.5 fails – The operation failed for an unknown reason

I’ve experienced a problem while importing an OVA into VCSA 6.5. The error that I’ve got is the one bellow. As you can see it says that the problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not trust. If you are checking the certificate in the web browser, you will see a certificate warning. The solution found is actually quite simple. You have to download the VMCA root certificates

Add a SD Card in VMWorkstation

Why I need to do this?! Because I’ve made a backup of a RPi’s SD Card to a Linux VM and now I would like to restore the created image file back to the SD Card. For the moment I’m doing this only to see how should be made, my RPi still works very good, but is always good to be prepared in case something goes wrong. Before starting the

How to Reset the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator password

Use this procedure to reset the vCenter Server Appliance Administrator (administrator@vsphere.local) password. You will need the vCenter Server Appliance root user credentials. Step one – connect to vCenter Server Appliance Using putty or an OS with ssh support, connect through SSH to the vCenter Server Appliance console with the root user credentials Step two – Start service tool For vCenter 5.x, run the following command: /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool For vCenter 6.0 and