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vCenter Operations 5.x vApp LDAP Configuration

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Summary:
I happened to see someone searching for this and coming across my previous post on it’s wonkiness, so I figured I’d make a post showing how I went about configuring it w/ an Active Directory domain.  This only applies to the vcops-custom page.  The standard vCops-vsphere page uses vCenter’s authentication via role permissions.
Details:
Log into your vcops-custom page as an admin. (example http://yourvCOPsUIvmIP/vcops-custom)Select Admin –> SecuritySelect the Import from LDAP buttonSelect the add buttonNow see the screenshot below to see how to fill out the configuration screen:Below details how the auto-sync works:You’re pretty much done @ this point. Auto Sync occurs once every hour, so once you configure it, it’ll take approx. an hour before users are granted access.  The other caveat is that nested groups are not supported.  Users must be direct members of the security group you setup w/ Auto Sync.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments.  I’m always keeping an eye on …

Symantec and vExpert event

Many moons ago back in April, I and several other vExperts were invited to Symantec HQ for an executive briefing.  What I thought was just going to be a sales pitch, turned into a deep discussion around virtualization philosophy and technical discussion around Symantec’s many products.  Hit the link to read more if you are interested in my experience.

Uninstall HA agent manually

This is something you’ll likely have to do on a rare occasion.  In case you do though, here is the info need to do so.Disable HA on cluster.SSH into ESX/ESXi boxRun the following:# Stops management services/sbin/services.sh stop# Runs uninstaller script/opt/vmware/uninstallers/VMware-aam-ha-uninstall.sh# Sometimes has problems removing the below directory, so we help it.rm -rf /opt/vmware/aam# Restarts management services/sbin/services.sh start

RSA and VMware View iPad App

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One of the nifty things about the current VMware View iPad App is it's ability to import a RSA token.  Unfortunately, the documentation on how to do this is a bit scarce.  These steps may work for Android too, but I don't have an Android tablet to test with.

PreReqs:

RSA Server 7.1 SP4 <-- This is what I tested against.View 4.5+ w/ RSA enabled.VMware View iPad application Simply go to your RSA self-service page and request a new token.  If it's enabled you should have an option like this: You'll want to select "I need a specific software token" then select "RSA SecurID Token for iPhone and iPAD/iPOD"
Once you or your RSA admin approve your request, you should get a link and activation code that looks something like this:
Joe, your new or additional software token request has been approved with the following comments from your administrator:
RSAAdmin: approved
Please ensure that the RSA SecurID application is installed on your device before attemptin…

vExpert Gift!

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Pretty sweet gift from @VMWare.