Showing posts from October, 2018

Powershell: Get SHA256 Thumbprint from vCenter server using Powershell Core. (NSX-T Compute Manager Registration related)

Summary: Had a need to pull a target vCenter's SSL certificate and convert it's thumbprint to SHA256 format to register to NSX-T Manager using Powershell core.  Servicepoint was not available in Core. Noticed also recently Lam updated his approach to take Core into account.  My approach is slightly different and my script will also return the certificate object back if you so choose rather than just the SHA256 value.  Anyway, I've tested in PS Core 6.0.4 and 6.1 on Ubuntu, CentOS, and MacOS and my function seems to work fine.  Let me know if you see otherwise. GIST below:

Microsoft Word for Mac: Bullets not formatting properly.

Summary: Hard to quite describe, but I was working with an existing word doc and modifying some bulleted lists.  Needless to say, I was having some trouble w/ my normal methods of simply deleting a bullet and if it moved text to bullet above, hit enter to move it down. This was not working.  Among other things it would reformat it in ways that just weren't working.  Found it that it had to do w/ "Track Changes" being enabled AND what seems to be 'too many' changes before they were accepted. Workarounds: Accept all changes or Turn off "Track Changes" Either one works, but I still wanted to track changes, so I left it on and simply accepted all changes.  After doing so, working with bulleted lists worked fine.  Seems like a bug that needs to be addressed.  I have been running Office Insider Fast Track, so that MAY be part of the problem, but leaving this here for reference. MS Word for Mac version 16.16.3

Powershell: PowerNSX: Refusing to load module.

Summary: "The PowerShell Core Beta has known issues that cause PowerNSX to fail.  Refusing to load module." Basically, this happens when you upgrade powershell to 6.1.x.  It's related to a bad section of code in the module that checks for beta releases that should probably deprecated or taken out. Workaround: Modify line 82 to read as such: if ( ( $script:PNsxPSTarget -eq "Core" ) -and ( $PSVersionTable.GitCommitId -notmatch '^v6.[\d].[\d]+$|6.[\d].[\d]+$') ) { Or Comment out line 82 through 90 to remove the check entirely. Details: The check appears to happen because the GitCommitId format may have changed from 6.0 to 6.1 where it was prepended with a v in 6.0 whereas in 6.1 it is not longer prepended. Links: