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Add a HyTrust KMS to vCenter v7 as a Key Provider

In vCenter 7 VMware moved away from the term KMS (Key Management Server) to Key Provider. This post will explain how to add HyTrust KeyControl as a Key Provider in vCenter 7.


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vCenter Key Provider (KMS)

In my How to Deploy a HyTrust KeyControl 2-node Cluster post I walked through the steps for deploying and configuring a 2-node HyTrust KeyControl cluster. Now that you have it deployed, let’s start using it. But before we can do that, we need to add it vCenter as a Key Provider. Let’s go!!

How to Backup vCenter v7 using the SMB protocol

VMware vCenter is a vital management tool for your VMware environment. Are you backing it up? No? Well, read-on.


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vCenter Backup image

In this post, I will write about using the file-based backup feature in vCenter v7.0. Surprisingly, this feature has been available since vCenter 6.5. But, until recently, I hadn’t heard much about it.

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