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How to modify an .ova appliance file

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An .OVF file refers to the “Open Virtualization Format”, which is a standard regarding packaging to address the portability and deployment of virtualization appliances. Here is the source of this standard: DMTF OVF An .OVF file or package consists of a number of files like a descriptor file, an optional …

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How to reset the vCenter Server Appliance root password

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I recently had the case, that the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) root password was missing and we couldn’t log in to the appliance. VMware published a Knowledge Base article on how to reset the lost or forgotten password in a vCenter Server Appliance. I wanted to share this with you …

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How to patch the vCenter Server Appliance via CLI

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There are several ways for patching your VMware vCenter Server Appliance. In this article i’d like to show how i do it with the CLI. Preparation First of all log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface to check which updates are available for your VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance). …

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