Managing NSX Manager Global Certificates (SKKB1040)

It’s only fair to share… In this article, we will look how to create and use VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates. Lab Environment Introduction Use Case Solution Final Step   Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab logical design can be seen HERE. Introduction   In a previous post called Managing NSX Edge and Manager Read more about Managing NSX Manager Global Certificates (SKKB1040)[…]

Unable to login to vRO with error Invalid Username or Password (SKKB1037)

It’s only fair to share… In this post we will take a look at what can be the cause of not being able to login to vRO, especially in the embedded vRO in a distributed vRA deployment,  with [invalid username/password] error. Lab Environment Issue Cause Solution Final Step Update Log: Lab Environment The full lab Read more about Unable to login to vRO with error Invalid Username or Password (SKKB1037)[…]

vRO Architecture Considerations when Digitally Signing Packages (SKKB1036)

It’s only fair to share… In this blog post we will take a look at how Digitally signing packages in VMware realize Orchestrator (vRO) may affect how you deploy vRO in your environment. Lab Environment Introduction Use Case 1 (Single Digital Signature Issuer) Use Case 2 (Multiple Digital Signature Issuers) Final Step Update Log: Lab Read more about vRO Architecture Considerations when Digitally Signing Packages (SKKB1036)[…]

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

It’s only fair to share… 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)[…]

Migrating the vRO SQL Database to New Server (SKKB1032)

It’s only fair to share… In this article we will look into how to migrate the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) database to new server. In particular we will migrate from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to a new SQL Server 2016 server.  Introduction Lab Environment LB Pre-Migration Tasks vRO Pre-Migration Tasks SQL Server Migration vRO Post-Migration Read more about Migrating the vRO SQL Database to New Server (SKKB1032)[…]

How to Configure vRO to use SSL Connection to a SQL Server Database (SKKB1031)

It’s only fair to share… In this article we will show how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to use an SSL connection when communicating with a Microsoft SQL Server database. Introduction Lab Environment Enabling SSL on the SQL Server Trusting the SSL Certificate Chain on the vRO Enabling SSL for the vRO Databse Connection Read more about How to Configure vRO to use SSL Connection to a SQL Server Database (SKKB1031)[…]

Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in (SKKB1028)

It’s only fair to share… 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)[…]

Orchestrator Certificates Explained (SKKB1022)

It’s only fair to share… Introduction Lab Environment Orchestrator Communication Overview Orchestrator Certificates: Purpose and Characteristics Certificate for HTTPS 5480 Certificate for HTTPS 8281 & 8283 Certificate for Package Signing Managing the Orchestrator Certificates Certificate Keys and Stores Orchestrator Server Java KeyStore (jssacacerts) Overview of SSL Communication, Keys, and Stores Orchestrator Certificates: Purpose and Characteristics Read more about Orchestrator Certificates Explained (SKKB1022)[…]

How to Change the SSL Certificate of a vRO Appliance (7.x) (SKKB1021)

It’s only fair to share… In this post we will take a look into the SSL certificate replacement process for vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.x appliance Lab Environment Current VMware Certificate Restrictions Scenario 1: Use vCO Dunes Private Key Generate Certificate Request and Issue Certificate Import the Ccertificate Import a PEM into the vRO SSL store Read more about How to Change the SSL Certificate of a vRO Appliance (7.x) (SKKB1021)[…]

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

It’s only fair to share… 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)[…]

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

It’s only fair to share… 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)[…]