vRO: Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in vRO (SKKB1035)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail In this blog post we will take a look at how we can secure your end to end PowerShell Execution from vRO. Including how not to show passwords when using CredSSP in a double-hop authentication scenario. Lab Environment Introduction UseCase 1 (least secure) UseCase 2 UseCase 3 (most secure) Securing Read more about vRO: Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in vRO (SKKB1035)[…]

How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO (Linux PS over SSH) (SKKB1030)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail In this article we will look into the alpha version of PowerShell v6 for both Linux and Windows. We will show how to execute PowerShell commands between Linux and Windows machines and Vmware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Introduction Lab Environment Installing and Configuring PowerShell 6 Setup on Windows Setup on Linux Read more about How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO (Linux PS over SSH) (SKKB1030)[…]

Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in (SKKB1028)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail In this post we will take a look at some at some common issues that one might experience when using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) PowerShell Plug-In and especially when using HTTPS protocol or Kerberos authentication for the PowerShell host (PSHost). Introduction Lab Environment Background and General Conciderations Troubleshooting issues Read more about Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in (SKKB1028)[…]

vRO and Microsoft Azure integration using PowerShell (SKKB1020)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail In this article we will take a look on how to integrate VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) and Microsoft Azure using Microsoft Windows PowerShell. Lab Environment Prerequisites Subscription Authentication Azure PowerShell Module Azure Configuration Initial Microsoft Azure configuration Cloud Services Storage Networks Directory Powershell Host Setup Installing the Azure PowerShell Module Read more about vRO and Microsoft Azure integration using PowerShell (SKKB1020)[…]

Wrong encoding or formatting of Linux configuration files can cause problems in VMware Appliances (SKKB1017)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Use Case: Malformed Krb5.conf file Introduction Correctly encoded and formated file Malformed file Fixing a malformed file vRO (Add A PowerShell Host) Workflow fails with “cannot locate default realm” error Introduction In this blog post we will look into some use cases that can lead to malformed Read more about Wrong encoding or formatting of Linux configuration files can cause problems in VMware Appliances (SKKB1017)[…]

How to build vRO PowerShell Host (PSHost) for high availability (HA) (SKKB1016)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Initial Windows Cluster setup Clustering the WinRM service Adding the cluster to vRO Test vRO PowerShell execution and cluster failover Introduction In this post we will take a look how to build and configure a highly available PowerShell host for vRO. The vRO PSHost has always been Read more about How to build vRO PowerShell Host (PSHost) for high availability (HA) (SKKB1016)[…]

Introducing the Add CredSSP to a PowerShell script (vROCmdlet) workflow (SKKB1015)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Getting the vROC workflow Examining the tabs Examining the Settings Presentation Tab Examining the Connection Presentation Tab Use Case 1: Execute PowerShell command locally on the PShost against the PSHost itself Use Case 2: Invoke PowerShell command locally on the PSHost against remote computer Use Case 3: Read more about Introducing the Add CredSSP to a PowerShell script (vROCmdlet) workflow (SKKB1015)[…]

Let’s vROC with vRO! (SKKB1014)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail “… And on the eight day God created vRO. And vRO was without integration, and alone on the Earth. And God said, Let there be integration with the Ecosystem: and there was the vRO Plug-in. And God saw the Plug-in, and it was good.” … or at least so the Read more about Let’s vROC with vRO! (SKKB1014)[…]

How to add PowerShell hosts from multiple domains with Kerberos authentication to the same vRO (SKKB1009)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Editing the Krb5.confi file Adding the PowerShell hosts Final Step Update Log: 12/02/2016 – Updated “Editing the Krb5.conf file” chapter.   Introduction In this post we are going to take a look at the configuration needed in order to add PowerShell hosts from multiple domains using Kerberos Read more about How to add PowerShell hosts from multiple domains with Kerberos authentication to the same vRO (SKKB1009)[…]

How to Change the SSL Certificate of a vRO Appliance (6.x) (SKKB1008)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Scenario 1: Use vCO Dunes Private Key for your new certificate Import the CA certificates into the vCO SSL Trust Store Import the CA certificates into the Windows certificate store Generate Certificate Request and Issue Certificate Import the new certificate into vCO SSL Trust Store. Scenario 2: Read more about How to Change the SSL Certificate of a vRO Appliance (6.x) (SKKB1008)[…]

How to change the SSL certificate of WIndows installed vCO (SKKB1007)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Scenario 1: Use vCO Dunes Private Key for your new certificate Import the CA certificates into the vCO SSL Trust Store Import the CA certificates into the Windows certificate store Generate Certificate Request and Issue Certificate Import the new certificate into vCO SSL Trust Store. Scenario 2: Read more about How to change the SSL certificate of WIndows installed vCO (SKKB1007)[…]

Adding vCO Powershell Host with account other than the default domain administrator account (SKKB1005)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail In this post we will take a look how we can we add a vCO powershell host with account other than the default domain administrator account. Also we will take a look how to generally configure which accounts and user groups can remotely execute powershell commands in Windows. This post Read more about Adding vCO Powershell Host with account other than the default domain administrator account (SKKB1005)[…]

vCO Workflow to automate the certificate generation process (SKKB1003)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Introduction Lab Environment Getting to know the main workflow Use Case 1: Create certificate request file Use Case 2: Convert existing certificate to PEM Use Case 3: Using the “Generate Certificate” WF to automate the end-to-end process Introduction In this post we will take a look into a workflow that Read more about vCO Workflow to automate the certificate generation process (SKKB1003)[…]

Using CredSSP with the vCO PowerShell Plugin (SKKB1002)

It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+DiggPinterestTumblrPrintemail Lab Environment Introduction Security Considerations Configure WinRM and user token delegation (CredSSP). Configure Windows Credential Delegation using the Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) module. Configure Windows service principal names (SPN’s) for WinRM Grant WinRM service access to the private key of valid certificate Edit the Kerberos Domain realm on the Read more about Using CredSSP with the vCO PowerShell Plugin (SKKB1002)[…]