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Ran into a situation where I needed to log into vCenter Operations 5 without having to go through HTTPS. Fortunately, the UI VM seems to be running a modified version of SE Linux and thus I just had to alter the vCops Apache config to disable their HTTP redirect to SSL.

It should also be noted that the “admin” account is listed in sudoers and thus allowing root access to the native OS.

Apache Config file is located here: /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/conf/install/vcops-apache.conf

I copied the original config over to vcops-apache.conf.orig and then commented out the following in the apache config:

<VirtualHost *:80>
JkMountCopy On

# Redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS
# RewriteEngine On
# RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
# RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

Once I saved the config, restarted the vCops vApp and everything works like a charm now. Now I can easily publish through my lab Citrix Netscaler without having to monkey around with SSL. Hope this helps.



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Passed my VCP5

So I’m one of the many who had until the end of the month to pass the VCP 5 without having to take the class. Honestly, I think VMware did a very fair job of making this exam relevant to implementation without focusing on limits that will change with every release. Granted, a lot has changed in vSphere 5 but it’s all good especially with how High Availability was rewritten and Storage DRS was introduced. I do think that there is some legitimate gripes that because the VCAP5-DCA and VCAP5-DCD have still not been released so forcing experts to start all of the way at the bottom without being able to renew VCP with a valid VCAP pass is silly as I personally renew all of Cisco specifications by retaking a valid CCIE written exam every 15 months or so. Anyways, again I think VMware is finally hitting the content focus but they still have a ways to go with the overall program.

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VMware Partner Exchange 2012

Well, it’s almost that time of year again for VMware’s Partner Exchange hosted in Las Vegas. This year I’ll be attending and focusing mostly on End User Compute and Cloud Management. I’ve recently had some exposure to vCenter Operations 5 and have been really impressed at how they’ve executed the integration of Capacity IQ while provided a very easy user interface to present all of the different dashboards at my disposal now. Definitely worth checking out and I’m really looking forward to my all day bootcamp on Monday. If you’re attending either drop me a note here and sent me a tweet @angryjesters and hopefully we can have a beer.. or two..

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