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Step by Step: Upgrade vCenter VCSA 6.0 (or 6.5) to 6.7

These screenshots show the entire process to upgrade vCenter from 6.0 to 6.7 using a Windows 10 desktop as my administrative workstation.   The same steps work for vCenter 6.5 to 6.7. Preparing for the vCenter appliance upgrade             Appliance Upgrade Stage 1         —————— Additional info from …Read More…

How to fix or change vCenter root password expired 6.5 and 6.7

  Symptoms Your vCenter 6.5 or 6.7 server automatically expired your root password You left the default setting to expire the root password in your vCenter Appliance When you try to log on to the management website :5480 with root, it says the password is expired. You know what the root password is. How to …Read More…

A general runtime error occurred adding host – VMware vCenter and ESXi

Symptoms: When attempt to add a new vSphere host to vCenter, an error appears after entering the host credentials: “A general runtime error occurred” You clicked YES on the certificate prompt. You have a cluster with EVC enabled, and you are attempting to add the host to that cluster You are using vCenter 6.0 , …Read More…

How to fix Netapp expired self-signed certificate by creating a new one

Symptom: You are using ONTAP 9x (your Netapp is fairly new, within the last 4-5 years.  These instructions probably don’t apply to old Netapp devices) Symptom: When you look at the diagnostic logs on your Netapp, you get a warning that the certificates are expiring or expired: Event:mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring: A digital certificate with Fully Qualified Domain …Read More…

How to install vCenter 6.7 (and 6.0 and 6.5) with no DNS, only IP address

Many websites will say that vCenter 6x requires DNS lookup, but these steps and screenshots prove that you can install a new vCenter 6.7 with only an IP address and no DNS. Start vCenter install from .iso file using Windows 10 vCenter install stage 1 8. Configure options for “set up appliance VM” — this …Read More…

How to disable continuous scrolling on Kindle – turn on page flip

Problem:  Your Kindle Fire or Android Kindle App displayed a message about the new “continuous scrolling” (finger drag) feature and you turned it on. Now you can’t flip pages anymore and there is no option to turn it off!! Solution:  Follow the below steps to get your Kindle back to page swipe mode! Did you …Read More…