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Set up the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On | Tech-Short

vCenter Single Sign by default requires the user to specify the domain during authentication with vCenter. Example: JERMSMIT\admin or admin@JERMSMIT.LAB. You can eliminate the need to insert the domain in the username by following the following steps.   Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local or as another user with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator […]

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VMware Guest Customization Specification, Configure Domain Joining

I recently worked to correct an outstanding support issue of VMware Guest Customization Specification not joining guests to Active Directory Domains. I thought I’d share my setup so it might help others facing similar issues. Log into the vSphere console, navigate to the Home page section From the Home page click the Customization Specification Manager […]

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VMware, Windows 10 Customization Specification Not Completing

Here are details of my setup – in fact, I started over from scratch to document my steps. This seems to be a new problem occurring with Windows 10, version 1709   Install of new VMware guest for the purpose of being a template Create new VM, named it windows_10_enterprise_version_1703 Remove floppy drive Uncheck networking […]

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Tech News: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0! Released

VMware just released PowerCLI 10.0.0. and before you ask; I thought they were just on version 6?  I wondered the same and here is the answer: The decision to move to version ten was a marketing choice as the PowerCLI project recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Let’s get into the how to install or update to the […]

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Cannot remediate host because it is part of HA Admission Control enabled Cluster

Recently my team and I ran into incident with and error while patching esxi servers using VMware Update Manager(VUM).  When attempting o remediate the following error message was shown: “cannot remediate host because it is part of HA Admission Control enabled Cluster” Cause: vCenter Server uses admission control to ensure that sufficient resources are available in […]