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 […]

Maximum number of vCenter Servers per Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain

This particular question and its variations have been raised quite a bit lately by our field and customers. For me, this was an opportunity to see if we can provide some additional clarification and help explain some of the nuances that may have been causing some of the confusion around the supported maximums for both vCenter Server […]

Automating Cross vCenter vMotion (xVC-vMotion) between the same & different SSO Domain

In the last couple of months, I have noticed an increase in customer interests in using the Cross vCenter vMotion (xVC-vMotion) capability that was introduced back in vSphere 6.0. In my opinion, I still think this is probably one of the coolest features of that release. There is no longer the limitation of restricting your Virtual Machine mobility from within a single vCenter Server, […]

How to automatically repoint & failover VCSA to another replicated Platform Services Controller (PSC)?

For those of you who read my previous article (if you have not read it, please do so before proceeding forward), at the very end I showed off a screenshot of a script that I had created for the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) which automatically monitors the health of the primary Platform Services Controller (PSC) it is connected to and in the event […]

vCenter Server 6.0 Tidbits Part 11: Automate SSO Admin password change

After publishing my last article around the topic of Automating SSO Admin configurations using some simple LDAP commands which is applicable for both vSphere 5.5 and 6.0. It was pointed out to me by my buddy G. Blair Fritz who works over in our GSS Organization that another handy operation to share with customers is […]