Get-VMHostHardware Permission to perform this operation was denied

For a user with read-only

Get-VMHostHardware fails with Permission to perform this operation was denied

Add the Host-Cim-CimInteraction privilege.

hostcim

Download EJBCA certificate with powershell

i came up with this today

add-type @"
using System.Net;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
public class TrustAllCertsPolicy : ICertificatePolicy {
    public bool CheckValidationResult(
        ServicePoint srvPoint, X509Certificate certificate,
        WebRequest request, int certificateProblem) {
        return true;
    }
}
"@
[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy = New-Object TrustAllCertsPolicy

you can look up the thumbprint to compare which one it is
get-childitem Cert:\CurrentUser\My

$superadmin = get-childitem Cert:\CurrentUser\My\YOUR_SUPERADMIN_CERT_HASH
invoke-webrequest -Uri "https://infralab.local:32768/ejbca/publicweb/webdist/certdist?cmd=lastcert&installtobrowser=&subject=CN%3dgregu.host.com&format=chain&hidemenu=false" -method "Get" -Certificate $superadmin

what's left is to generate the cert order via csr. this just just downloading the already made cert.

vSphere Lookup Service MOB

https://<vcenter-FQDN>/lookupservice/mob

Using this link:

https://<center-FQDN>/lookupservice/mob/?moid=ServiceRegistration&method=List

You can access the list() method, you have to fill out the filterCriteria

Leave it ‘blank’:

<filterCriteria>
</filterCriteria>

and click the Invoke Method.

From the vCenter appliance itself you can  use the list() method using the lstool.py

/usr/lib/vmidentity/tools/scripts/lstool.py list –url https://localhost/lookupservice/sdk –no-check-cert | grep -v ‘SSL’

Mind that it will hide the SSL part to make screen content  more readable.

 

Matching physical disk in Dell R720 with vSan disk using naa and perccli

Really short:

check you naa in vsphere/vsan you are looking for, then using perccli installed in your esxi use:

./perccli /c0 show all | grep -i -B6 ‘WWN = 58cf32ee203db4d4’

Drive /c0/e15/s4 device attributes :
==================================
Manufacturer Id = TOSHIBA
Model Number = PX05SMB080Y
NAND Vendor = NA
SN = 6820A0FGTEFE
WWN = 58cf32ee203db4d4

Where, s4 is your slot where the disk resides, and you can also double check via idrac if s/n matches the drive in slot.