Enable SSH login to vCenter 6.5 in WebUI

Enabling vCenter SSH access from Web User Interface 1. Log in to WebUI 2. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click System Configuration. 3. Under System Configuration, click Nodes. 4. Under Nodes, select a node and click the Manage tab. 5. Under Common, select Access and click Edit. (I already had SSH enabled) 6. Check the box for SSH and click OK to save the settings.

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Install Dell OpenManage 8.5 VIB on ESXi 6.0/6.5

I recently wrote an article on installing OMSA 8.4 VIB on ESXi 6.5 and also installing OMSA 8.4 VIB on ESXi 5.5 — Sometime between then and now, Dell released OpenManage Server Administrator version 8.5 and a VIB for ESXi 6.0 and 6.5.   Here is how to download/install OMSA 8.5 VIB on ESXi 6.5 or ESXi 6.0. This is not available for earlier versions. 1. Download VIB VIB for ESXi Version OMSA Version VMware ESXi 6.5 OMSA 8.5 VMware ESXi 6.0 OMSA 8.5 Upload to Datastore   2. SSH to host You…

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Upgrading/patching vCenter Server 6.5 to version 6.5.0b

With the release of vCenter 6.5.0b  comes a nest of improvements and fixes to the platform: HTML5 Client Updates vCenter SSO Issues Security Issues Bacukup Issues HA statistics bugfix To get your vCenter server updated to the latest, download the patch here: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search Select VC from the dropdown and look for VC-6.5.0b-Appliance Product:VC Version:6.5.0   Now, simply upload the ISO to your datastore and proceed with VMWare’s recommended steps. I performed the below over SSH: Attach VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.5300-5178943-patch-FP.iso file to vCenter Server Appliance. Go to command prompt and run the commands…

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How to provide Guest WiFi network access securely with Cisco Meraki Appliances

If you have an office, facility, or residence with a lot of guest traffic and are needing to provide the guests with their own network using your existing Meraki equipment, this is the best way to do it. For this example the environment is using the following devices: Cisco Meraki MX100 Router Cisco Meraki MS350-48p Switches Cisco Meraki MR42 APs Brief: The Guest clients should: be denied access to the Secure network (LAN, Secure WLAN, etc) be unable to communicate with each other (client isolation). have bandwidth restrictions. have unique content…

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