Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Six.

Last time I went through the deployment of the main Log Insight cluster, now we have to add a forwarder. Actually I didn't do any configuration yet in the cluster, because many steps can be done together for the cluster and the forwarder(s). The process is almost the same as it was last time, therefore … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Six.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Five.

Deploying Log Insight During the past four parts, we have done with the followings: Deployed vRealize Suite Lifecycle ManagerDeployed Identity ManagerConfigured both applications (Disks, Time, DNS etc...)Genetrate and update certificatesUpdated to the latest versionConfigured Users and their passwords, sometimes create a role to themExtended our environment with additional vCenter servers. Now, we have a fully … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part Five.

VMware Skyline – Log transfer issue

If you are a Skyline user probably you are aware of the required permissions for different solutions. Here, I would like to introduce a permission issue with the vCenter server. Collecting logs from vCenter servers, require an account with the following permissions (Based on the KB updated in May, 2020.): vCenter Server Read-Only roleGlobal.LicensesGlobal.DiagnosticsGlobal.HealthGlobal.SettingsHost Profile.View … Continue reading VMware Skyline – Log transfer issue

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part four.

In the first three articles of this series we deployed the vRLCM and vRIDM appliances, configured them, then replaced their certificates. Those configurations was the minimum but further customization steps may be required. During the deployment we created only one vCenter, but I think even small customers own more than one. Before we jump into … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part four.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part three.

One of the fantastic features of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is the ability to manage certificates for different vRealize Suite products and for the application itself. With this feature, we are able to generate, replace or manage certificates Replacing Certificates  In the process that follows, we securely store the vRLCM and vRIDM certificates in … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part three.

Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part two.

In Part One we went through the deployment of the two main components of this product, the Lifecycle Manager itself and the Identity Manager. In this second article I will configure the vRLCM to be ready to deploy different vRealize products and I'll be going through the appliance patching process. vRLCM Configuration Add/Expand Disk Since … Continue reading Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Part two.

Generate Certificates with VMware CertGen utility

VMware certgen utility is a command line utility what you can use to create certificate requests to sign by your Microsoft Certificate Authority (not just and only). This utility was written in powershell, and require openssl to operate. This utility has more features than I describe below, but we will use it only to generate … Continue reading Generate Certificates with VMware CertGen utility