Unable to connect to ESXi/vCenter server with Connect-VIserver cmdlet, get the following error:
"The SSL connection could not be established, see inner exception."
Be sure to "Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction:Ignore" if you plan to connect to an ESXi/vCenter that does not have trusted certificate. Interestingly, something must've changed recently because the PowerCLI module actually would output a more descriptive message about setting your PowerCLIConfiguration.
This appears to be the case w/ Powershell Core 6.1. I'm actually unsure when this behavior started happening and whether is module or powershell related. Regardless, figured I'd post this since I was initially confused myself when running some things on another system.
[Update: 1 report states issues w/ HP Gen9 systems. Newer Dell, and older HP systems don't seem to have issues. If you have a HP Gen9 system, feel free to contact me via google hangouts and/or twitter to start an interactive session and we can work through figuring out a workaround.] Summary:
Needed a way to figure out what IP my HP iLO's / Dell iDrac's were configured with. Ended up using an oldie, but a goodie script put together by Carter Shanklin.
Powershell 2+PowerCLI 4+Must have Port 443 (https) access to your ESXi hosts.If firewalls are an issue you may have the option of running this from your vCenter if it's still running on Windows. If it's the vApp, you'll need to open access to port 443.Download Carter's scriptShort and Sweet: $info = Get-VMHostWSManInstance -VMHost (Get-VMHost myESXiServer) -ignoreCertFailures -class OMC_IPMIIPProtocolEndpoint
# You can remove the -ignoreCertFailures flags if your systems have trusted certs.
Long story short, Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation) doesn't allow you to calibrate the screen, software wise, forcing you to use your TV settings (if available) to fit the screens content within it's borders. Super annoying for some apps, but you can fix this dumb issue as I was able to.
If your TV allows you to adjust its settings, then you'd be fine as well, but the Vizio I have, has no such setting.
Get the Amazon Fire TV instead. It's only slightly more expensive, but doesn't suffer the problems the Fire Stick does.
Workaround: First you have to enable ADB debugging (step 1 here) on your fire stick.Next you'll need the ADB provided w/ Android Studio, or you can install w/ brew on the Mac.I prefer brew cause it's easier, keep following steps described by Amazon page if you are using Windows.Open Terminalbrew cask install android-platform-toolsNext find the IP address of your FirestickSettings --> Device --> About --> NetworkSteps a…