Active Directory

How to use Managed Service Accounts with vCenter Server

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Many of the IT environments have so called security driven approach. Every time I hear that something has to be implemented it is because security said so. Don’t get me wrong - by all means I like to be secure and compliant. In my opinion there should be balance between Security and Costs.

VMware ESXi 5.5 Active Directory authentication – step by step


Have you ever wondered if it is possible to skip creation of local user on each ESXi host and use only one account to rule them all?

If yes then I have good news for you - you can use Active Directory together with VMware ESXi. I will show you how you can do it in few steps.

HP c7000 Onboard Administrator LDAP Active Directory authentication

HPe c7000 Enclosure

Since quite a long time I have a pleasure to work with HP Enclosures c7000 and c3000. HP Blades with enclosures is the really great enterprise solution. Over the years I found difficult to manage multiple enclosures with local users and this is where integration with Active Directory makes your life simpler. In few steps, I will guide you how to integrate Onboard Administrator with Active Directory LDAP.

VMware Tools and Hardware Version upgrade on Windows Server Core Domain Controller

Apple Core

Recently I was “playing” a bit with Windows Server 2008 R2 Core VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware upgrade from version 3.5 to 4.1. Migration went fine from one environment to another, but the rest went totally wrong. I got immediately BSOD - Blue Screen Of Death.

My patient was Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Active Directory domain controller with database on separate disk.