How to deploy a vSphere 6 U1 lab in Fusion

While new versions of vSphere are being released and deployment methods have been changed, it’s currently not so straight forward to deploy a vSphere lab inside Fusion and Workstation. This due to the fact that there is no OVF-based vCenter Server Appliance install available anymore (as of vSphere 6) and there is some manual fiddling required to make this work. This article will describe the steps you need to take for deployment.

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Issue with an external VMware PSC High Availability deployment

Starting with vSphere 6, components for license, certificate management and SSO are being handled by the PSC (Platform Services Controller). This new part of a vSphere installation can be configured to be highly available.

I came across an issue where a fresh installation of vCenter Server 6.0 using an external high availability deployment of PSC would fail with a certificate or invalid credentials error. This article describes the issue and how it was solved.

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Top vBlog 2015 Results

This short article is dedicated to the published results of the Top vBlog 2015 by vSphere-Land.

First of all, if you want to know more about the vBlog yearly voting, you can find more information in my previous posts:

And of course the website of vSphere-Land itself.


The winners of this year’s vBlog voting are:

  1. Duncan Epping (Yellow Bricks)
  2. William Lam (Virtually Ghetto)
  3. Cormac Hogan

Famous names and popular blogs, congrats guys!

This year it was also possible to vote for blogs in specific categories. The full results and results for those specific categories can be found here.

What about SnowVM?

So how did my blog do..?

I actually gained 123 spots which is something I wasn’t expecting!
I moved up the ladder from spot 208 to 85! Yay, I’m inside the top 100 out of 400, awesome and thanks for voting!

Next to this great result, I am also in the “Favorite Independent Blogger” category!

A massive thanks to all bloggers out there and keep on blogging! It’s great seeing the virtualization digital library grow so fast and cover so many topics.

And a special thanks to Eric Siebert, for organizing this great voting each year. I had a laugh during the Google Hangout session with Eric, Simon Seagrave, John Troyer  and Scott Davis!