adding a webhook to vRA-Code Stream fails

adding a webhook to vRA-Code Stream fails with error: browser console: Symptoms: Gitlab is installed on the same network as of vRA/Codestream Cause: Gitlab does not allow connections to create a webhook from local subnet by default. Resolution :Allow requests to the local network from web hooks and services Steps: On gitlab, go to admin […]

Saltstack + vSphere: Deploying Windows VM’s with Windows Minion

Ensure that you have set up sphere provider provider, refer my previous blog https://blog.ntitta.in/?p=597 create a windows profile /etc/salt/cloud.profiles.d/w16k.conf  Ensure that you have the smbprotocol and pypsexec installed on the guest windows server template, ensure vmware tools is installed and create a PowerShell script in the path: c:\scripts\e.winrm.ps1, refer salt doc for more information: https://docs.saltproject.io/en/latest/topics/cloud/windows.html […]

adding vRA 7.6 to usage meter 4.3 fails with invalid credentials

Logs: Resolution: Disable http2 on the IIS and then re-add the product  Instructions:* Start → regedit* Navigate to the folder/path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters* Under the Parameters folder, right-click the white-space, add 2 new DWORD (32-bit) values: – EnableHttp2Tls – EnableHttp2Cleartext* Ensure both new values have been set to 0(disabled) by right-clicking the value and clicking “Modify…”* Restart the […]

upgrade vRA 8.2 to 8.3

Upgrade LCM Log in to LCM> Lifecycle operations> Settings> System upgrade Create snapshot Once snapshot is done, Click on Check for upgrade, vRLCM will reboot as a part of the upgrade. Wait patiently… (go have a coffee) On successfull upgrade, we should see : Add vRA package repository to LCM Download vRA 8.3 upgrade repository […]

certificate of FQDN has expired when attempting to add a product into the usage meter, specifically when using Sectigo signed certificates.

When attempting to add a product to usage meter, the product migth fail to add if it has a certificate signed by sectigo Cause: https://support.sectigo.com/articles/Knowledge/Sectigo-AddTrust-External-CA-Root-Expiring-May-30-2020 Resolution: Import root certificates to the appliance java keystone. Steps:* take a snapshot of the appliance* ssh to usage meter appliance* change user to root * create or import the […]