• How to Export Self-Signed SSL certificates from a Vcenter Server Appliance for use with Citrix XenDesktop 7.5

    I had some trouble finding the information online to complete this task, so I figured I’d explain it here.  This is a task specific to dealing with the VMware Vcenter Appliance.   Log in to your Vcenter appliance. Click the network tab, then click address section. Change the hostname to something like vcenter.domain.com save settings. …

  • How to apply OpenSSL Heartbleed patches for ESXi 5.5

    VMware has just released updates for ESXi 5.5 that address the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability by updating OpenSSL to the latest version 1.0.1g (Please note: Older versions of ESXi are not vulnerable, because they use OpenSSL versions <1.0.0). Please note: The out-of-band patch for the Heartbleed issue is provided as two different Offline patch bundles: One includes …

  • How to Eradicate Orphaned Domains From Active Directory

    I work in a large organization, and sometimes when a domain gets decommissioned, they don’t always get properly removed from the domain forest. I was doing some early spring cleaning today, and I figured I’d write down the process I went through. These old remnants of domains can keep showing up and become a problem. …

  • How to update your standalone host to ESXi 5.5

    After announcing it at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco VMware has released vSphere 5.5 (and other related product updates) – surprisingly on a Sunday.  Here are links to the downloads: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/09/22/start-engines-time-download-vsphere-5-5/   In this post I will provide a quick way to update your standalone ESXi host to ESXi 5.5 and an important heads-up for the early adopters. …