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Did you know about vCenter API Commands?

In this post I'm going to cover the vCenter API Commands. These API Commands are accessible from the vCenter CLI. Intrigued? Read on...


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I recently wrote about a little issue where I had to quickly get my lab hosts and vCenter upgraded to vSphere 7.0U3k luckily vSphere Lifecycle Manager saved me. During that process I discovered in vCenter there are a bunch of API calls you can make directly from the CLI once you SSH into vCenter.

How to Update Esxi 7.0u3d to 7.0u3k using vSphere Lifecycle_Manager

This post will cover how to update an ESXi host to 7.0u3k from 7.0u3d using vSphere Lifecycle Manager.


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vSphere Lifecycle Manager Recently, I ran into an issue where I really needed to get my vSphere homelab upgraded to version 7.0U3k. More on why this was so urgent in a future post. However, I was still back on 7.0U3d. To get to 7.0U3 I used vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). In case you missed it, vSphere Lifecycle Manager is built into vSphere 7.

How to Encrypt a VM Using vSphere Encryption

This post will walk through the steps to encrypt a VM using vSphere encryption. Encryption keys are obtained from a deployed Entrust KeyControl v5.4. KMS cluster


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VMware Encryption To get started here is what you will need to complete the steps in this post: A deployed Entrust KeyControl v5.4 cluster (Click this sentence to learn how to do this) vCenter and ESXi Host(s) running vSphere 7.x or higher Trusted connection between Entrust KeyControl and vCenter (Click this sentence to learn how to do this) Powered-off VM Now, let’s get started…

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