Tag: SSO

VMworld 2014: vCenter Server Architecture Deep Dive

Session INF2311, Justin King vCenter Server Configuration Options: 5.0 - Configuration Option for v5.5 #1: Use simple installer Multiple vCenters for different geographic locations Single SSO authentication domain Configuration for 5.5 #2: Centralized SSO on dedicated VM A datacenter with 3 or more solutions (e.g. vCAC, etc.) Availability uses vSphere...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 12: Configure SSO

Now that the SSO service and web client are installed, it's time to do a little SSO configuration. In this installment we will configure the SSO STS certificate chain, add an Active Directory identity and source, and delegate SSO administrative rights to a AD group. If you recall the vCenter...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 7: Install SSO

Yes, seven parts into this series we can finally mount our handy dandy vCenter 5.5 ISO and start installing software. Hopefully I haven't lost anyone along the way with all of the background and SSL information. But with the complexities in vCenter 5.5 and all the moving parts, I think it's important...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 3: Upgrading vCenter

Upgrades can be scary times with any enterprise product. The more your critical infrastructure relies on a particular solution, or set of solutions, the more imperative it is you fully understand and test the new product. vSphere 5.1 taught us that thorough testing cannot be skipped and you should not rush a new product...

vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 2: SSO Reborn

Imagine having this dream: You are in the VMware company grocery store where each isle displays a VMware product, shelves fully and neatly stocked with product. You wonder over to the isle labeled 'SSO 5.1'. To your horror you see a huge mess: SSL certs lying all over the floor, incorrectly configured...

VMworld 2013: vSphere 5.5 Upgrade Part 1

NOTE: I've started my vSphere 5.5 Install series. This is a complete How-To guide for installing, configuring, and securing your vCenter 5.5 installation. Check it out here. The information in this post has been incorporated into that series.   --- Twitter: #VSVC5690. This session covered the recommended vCenter 4.x and 5.x...

VMware ESXi 5.1 Patches Released

Hot off the presses are some ESXi 5.1 patches. This build of ESXi 5.1 (1157734) fixes several bugs and more importantly addresses some security issues. As always in any environment, please test out the patches thoroughly before putting them into production. Each environment is unique, and issues may surface that could cause you some headaches. These...

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