Enabling ThinPrint logging in Horizon View 7.x

Enabling ThinPrint logging helps you to troubleshoot issues with ThinPrint. ThinPrint logging can be enabled on VDI Desktop as well as on Horizon View client system. However, implement this procedure if ThinPrint is being used in environment. Enabling TPAutoConnect and ThinPrint logging on the VMware View Desktop machine: Start regedit.exe from command prompt or Windows Run. … Continue reading Enabling ThinPrint logging in Horizon View 7.x

How to connect AD LDS database instance on View Connection Server

Below steps can be used to connect AD LDS database instance on Horizon view connection server. Launch ADSIEdit tool. In ADSIEdit console, right click ADSIEdit and click Connect to Enter the details as shown below without any changes and click OK. NOTE:- Do not change any values e.g.  domain name. You do not need to … Continue reading How to connect AD LDS database instance on View Connection Server

Data recovery password in Horizon view 7.x

Data recovery password is configured during the initial setup of horizon view connection server as shown in below image. Data recovery password is required during the restore operations of AD LDS instance using vdmimport command. It is good idea to set data recovery password along with password reminder as it can be used to recover password in … Continue reading Data recovery password in Horizon view 7.x

Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance default shell

VMware vCSA is bundled with below supported shells: BASH Shell Appliance Shell When you connect to vCenter Server initially, by default, you will be in Appliance shell. However, we can toggle between the shells as needed.   Switching the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x to BASH Shell as default Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance … Continue reading Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance default shell

DCLI – An alternate command line option for vSphere

DCLI is the client of vSphere automation SDK. DCLI works exclusively with the vSphere Automation API (REST API for vSphere) to monitor and manage all features made available to the REST based API.   A DCLI command talks to a vSphere Automation SDK endpoint to locate relevant information and then runs the command and displays … Continue reading DCLI – An alternate command line option for vSphere

No more External Platform Services Controller (PSC) in future vSphere release.

VMware has announced the deprecation of the external PSC deployment model. In a future vSphere release (not update release), there will no longer be an option to deploy the external PSC. Going forward the embedded deployment will be the only way to deploy vCenter Server. This will provide an easier vCenter Server lifecycle which means … Continue reading No more External Platform Services Controller (PSC) in future vSphere release.

In-Place Upgrade to vRA 7.5 – with upgrade steps snippets

Depending on your current vRealize Automation environment, you can upgrade to the latest version by performing an in-place upgrade or a side-by-side upgrade. You can only perform an in-place upgrade for these paths. vRealize Automation 6.2.5 to 7.5  vRealize Automation 7.1.x to 7.5  vRealize Automation 7.2.x to 7.5  vRealize Automation 7.3.x to 7.5  vRealize Automation … Continue reading In-Place Upgrade to vRA 7.5 – with upgrade steps snippets