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VMware vCenter Configuration Manager–Auditing and Changing Local Accounts

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager–Auditing and Changing Local Accounts

One of the many useful features of VMware vCM is that you can audit local accounts for security risks and then through various actions remediate those risks. In this example I have discovered on my Windows machines that I have a single admin account that does not have the “Password Required” attribute set and want to disable the account. To get to this point I have collected “Accounts” data against my Windows machines. Next I navigate to Security > Local…

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My Personal Quick Start Guide to Installing VMware vCM Prereqs

My Personal Quick Start Guide to Installing VMware vCM Prereqs

The complete and supported install guide for installing VMware vCenter Configuration Manager is located here but sometimes you just want a quick and simple install guide that covers most scenarios in a simple Single Tier install. At least I do for lab testing so here’s my quick version of the install guide. Be aware that it has been slimmed down by me for use in a test environment.  If you are installing in a production environment please ignore this and…

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Configuring IP Pools and Installing VMware vCenter Operations Manager in the nextGen Web Client

Configuring IP Pools and Installing VMware vCenter Operations Manager in the nextGen Web Client

If you have ever used vCenter Operations Manager with the non-web client you are used to having to create a new IP Pool before the vAPP will deploy. This was kind of a pain and apparently now using the NextGen Web client you don’t need to do that any more. The warning message is still in the vAPP but you can just ignore it because what happens behind the scenes is the Web Client will automatically create the IP Pool…

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Using VMware vCenter Operations Manager

Using VMware vCenter Operations Manager

As part of my day to day routine this morning I ran into a quick use case that offers a perfect introduction to VMware vCOPS and what it can do for your environment to help detect issues before they become issues as well as finding the root causes of performance problems. If you have never seen vCOPS before here is a funny video that pretty much explains what the product is all about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwYjwrE81eg This example is a real life…

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