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Deploy OVF: This action is not available for any of the selected objects at this time

I just tried to upload a OVF template to a new install of the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance) but kept getting the error message “Deploy OVF: This action is not available for any of the selected objects at this time”. This problem is caused by the Client Integration Plugin not being installed. To install […]

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lookupservice/sdk – SSL certificate verification failed.

This evening I was setting up a new home VMware lab and had installed ESXi 5.1 and soon after the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance). I then went to login using the default username and password (root / vmware) but was prompted with the following unexpected error message “Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service […]

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vCSA Admin page appears blank

I was installing a new vSphere lab when I needed to access the vCSA 5.1 (Virtual Center Appliance) Admin page so i logged in and navigated to the Admin page but it appeared blank. After troubleshooting the error I thought I would try IE instead of Firefox which i was using and low and behold […]

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vSphere Replication VM Requirements

In a recent VMWare design I included the vSphere 5.1 Replication component as a standalone Virtual Appliance. As part of my design I need to record each VM requirements to ensure that I was building an N+1 solution so I started to research the recommended requirements for a vSphere 5.1 Virtual Appliance but unlike other […]

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vSphere Data Protection now available for download

Like many VMware techies I have been wanting to try the vSphere Data Protection virtual appliance but up until now we have not been able to download it due to download restrictions. Well good news the folks over at VMware have now made the appliance available for download via their website.  

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