Changing "Password will expire in X days" notification for Active Directory users in vSphere Web/H5 Client

When logging into the vCenter Server using either the vSphere Web (Flex) or H5 Client, one of the validation checks that is automatically performed by the server is to check the current users password expiry. If you account expiry is less than the current password expiry configuration, then you will see the yellow notification pop […]

Workarounds for deploying PhotonOS 2.0 on vSphere, Fusion & Workstation

PhotonOS 2.0 was just released last week and it includes a number of exciting new enhancements which you can read more about here. Over the last few days, I had noticed quite a few folks having issues deploying the latest PhotonOS OVA, including myself. I figure I would share the current workarounds after reaching out to […]

Updating OVF properties for a VM using vSphere API and PowerCLI 

Deploying a new OVA/OVF containing OVF properties that need to be configured is super easy using PowerCLI’s Get-OvfConfiguration and Import-VApp cmdlets. Many examples can be found online including the PowerCLI Deployment Github repository. However, once an OVA/OVF has been deployed and running as a standard Virtual Machine, I found there were no out of the box […]

"Shockwave Flash has crashed" workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client

On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful logon, it would immediately crash with “Shockwave Flash has crashed” message. I had seen this message plenty of times in the past and usually restarting Chrome would resolve the problem but this time it looked to be […]

VMworld Hackathon vSphere Client Login UI Theme

For those of you who attended this years VMworld Hackathon (US/Europe), you may have noticed something different when logging into the vSphere Web/H5 Client? In case you missed it or could not attend, here is a GIF demonstrating what you would have saw: via GIPHY No, the VMworld Hackathon environment was not hacked 😉 but […]