Category Archives: VMware

How to fix or change the VCSA root password that has expired 6.5 or above

As I was going through the process of updating my VCSA from 6.5 to 6.7, I ran into the issue of my VSCA root password being expired.  After a couple of minutes of research, this was the final solution. Solution: Log into the VCSA website http://yourVCSA:5480 When prompted, type in root and the root password… Read More »

LACP Configuration in vSphere 6.5

Well, we get started with configuring LACP, let’s talk a bit about few networking terms. Link Aggregation Group (LAG): The simplest definition of LAG is bonding two network interfaces in order to achieve greater throughput. Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): This is a protocol for the collective handling of multiple physical ports that can be seen as… Read More »

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs – vSphere 6.5 upgrade

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs: HUAWEI_bootbank_hio_2.0.0.42-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 First, enable SSH on the host that has the above error when updating. Then SSH into the host and run the following commands: esxcli software vib list | grep HUAWEI esxcli software vib remove -n hio reboot The VIB has been removed.

Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via command line

I have neglected my home lab over the last couple of months.  So today I decided it was time to upgrade.  There will be a second post that will follow.  This post will show you how to upgrade the host via command line. Note: Make sure that your vCenter is at or above the current… Read More »

VCSA 6.5 reset the root password

I always hate it when you can’t login into a system anymore because you either don’t know the root password anymore or the system is not able to log you in. VCSA 6.5 is built on top of Photon OS, so can’t use the same standard procedure for Debian, Ubuntu or RedHat. It’s still very… Read More »

Change VCSA Hostname

After reading the title of this blog I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “It is not possible to change the VCSA hostname.  You have to re-install.”  That is also what I have been told and all the VMware documentation has pointed to this.  Well, it was not totally true.  Here is your warning.  Don’t do it!  I would… Read More »