2020 LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing requirement for Windows

Find more details in my blog for Altaro. In summer 2019 Microsoft announced an update scheduled for January 2020 that would change the default behavior of domain controllers with regards to the security of LDAP communications. After this change, domain controllers will reject insecure LDAP communications regarding <a... [Read More]

VAMI certificate not updated after certificate change

Super quick post today about certificates.. It seems to be a unbreakable law of the universe that when doing certificate stuff, it is impossible that everything works the first time. After replacing the machine SSL certificate on a VCSA using the certificate-manager utility, you may notice when you log on... [Read More]

vCenter unreachable - VCHA active node isolated

I recently had to deal with a situation were our vCenter server was unreachable. This vCenter runs vCenter HA (VCHA) and each node runs on a different ESXi host in a 3 hosts cluster thanks to an anti-affinity DRS rule. The management IP would not reply to ping. I... [Read More]

Change location of ESXi coredump file

A core dump, also referred to as crash dump or memory dump, contains the content of the memory at a given point in time. It is usually created when the system or program crashes. It is a way of saving evidence that could help troubleshoot the root cause of the... [Read More]

Change SRM placeholder datastore

For every virtual machine in a protection group, Site Recovery Manager creates a placeholder virtual machine at the recovery site. You must identify a datastore on the recovery site in which Site Recovery Manager can store the placeholder virtual machines. It only reserves a place for protected virtual machines in... [Read More]

Get Lun information in PowerCLI

I recently needed to check the path selection policy on a large number of Luns on a large number of hosts. The idea of doing it in the web client was worse than the 35 degrees outside so I decided to script it. I started with the Get-ScsiLun cmdlet but... [Read More]