Error: Supplied System Name is not valid during vCenter Server Appliance 6 installation

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the installation of of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 or the Platform Services Controller (PSC) Appliance 6.0, you receive the following message: Firstboot script execution Error. And/or The supplied System Name [name] is not valid VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller […]

Deploying Virtual Machines to vCenter with Ansible

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the #vDM30in30 challenge I started playing with Ansible to get to know it a bit better. One of the things I was curious about is the ability for Ansible to provision virtual machines directly to vCenter. After all if I am using Ansible to manage the […]

Video: Prepare CentOS 6.x virtual machine for cloning

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert In my last video, we walked through how to install VMware Tools for CentOS 6.x. Now we are going to prepare the virtual machine for cloning. This requires we remove a specific file; /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. This file contains the MAC address for the virtual machine. Once removed, the […]

Video: Installing VMware Tools in CentOS 6.x

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert This is a video demonstration on installing VMware Tools in CentOS 6.x. The assumptions for this walk through are you have access to VMware Workstation or the vSphere Client to initiate the VMware Tools installation and at least 1 E1000 network card to provide internet access. VMware […]

Create a New Cloud Provider – Application Services Series Part 1

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Create a Deployment Environment – Application Services Series Part 2 Create a New Cloud Provider – Application Services Series Part 1 VMware Application Services (formerly Application Director) is now deployed, but we need to do a bit more integration with vRealize Automation / vCloud Automation Center so […]