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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

VMware VC certificate is missing (rui.cer)

Here is how to restore VMware VC certificate in case it has been deleted somehow

In case "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.cer" or "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\ssl\rui.cer" files is missing, here is how to restore it:

1.       Login to the server, browse to C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL.

2.       Double click rui.PFX file.

3.       Choose store location:  “local machine” and click “Next”.

4.       Make sure the file path is correct and click “Next”.

5.       Type the password for the privet key (testpassword), choose “Mark this key as exportable” and click “Next”.

6.       Make sure location of certificate set to automatically, and click “Next”.

7.       In the “completing certificate import wizard” click “Finish”.

8.       Download and run “DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows” from here.

9.      Choose “VMware default certificate” and click “Export Certificate”.

10.   Choose “No, do not export the private key” and click “Next”.

11.   Choose name and location to the exported certificate “C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.cer” and click “Finish”.

12.   Click ok to complete the process.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PXE boot from the 2nd network card (NIC) - Dell PowerEdge R210

Hi While trying to boot via the 2nd network card of Dell PowerEdge R210 machine, the 2nd NIC is not presented. There is a need to enable PXE boot for the 2nd NIC as well, here is how to do it:

 1. While booting the machine, boot to BIOS (pressing F2 during post).

 2. Go to integrated device and press <ENTER>


 3. You will see that “Embedded gb NIC2” is enable.

4. Change it to “Enabled with PXE”. 


 5. Save configuration and reboot the server. 


 6. While the machine booting, press F12 and wait for “boot from” message, then choose the 2nd NIC.