NSLCD based auth on Linux machine/Usage meter 4.4 LDAP

Below is the sample configuration to get UM-Ad intigation via LDAP (replace the contents of /ec/nslcd.conf with what is appropriate in your environment. root@photon-machine [ /etc ]# cat /etc/nslcd.conf cat /etc/nsswitch.conf cat /etc/pam.d/system-auth cat /etc/pam.d/system-account cat /etc/pam.d/system-password cat /etc/pam.d/system-session cat /etc/pam.d/vmware-um-pam aside from this, NSLCD also needs some pre-requisites for the user that is used […]

Usage Meter 4.x picks up vRops although vRops no longer exist on the environment

usage meter 4.x picks up vRops from vCenter mob. after adding the vCenter , UM does dynamic discovery.  if for any reason, vRops extension is left stale behind on vCenter, UM will continue to think the product exists.  To resolve this, log in to the vCenter mob and remove com.vmware.vrops and com.vmware.vcops  Instructions to remove the extensions can be found here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1025360 , Kindly […]

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 […]