• Combining High Availability and Multisite PSCs in vSphere 6

    There has been some confusion around creating a combined Highly Available and Multisite topology in vSphere 6.0. Its true that you can create a fully replicating string of PSCs right from the installation. However, the problem is that a default replication agreement only exists between two PSCs. So what happens when you have more than two? This offers limited redundancy options when one fails. The solution to this is to manually create a ring topology after the PSCs are installed. You might note that I’m using ring over mesh. The reasoning behind this is to limit the amount of replication […]

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  • Listing Services registered with Single Sign-On (SSO) in vSphere 6

      Listing SSO Services   Listing services in Single Sign-On is much different in vSphere 6 than it was in vSphere 5.5 or 5.1. Previously, you would run the ssolscli.cmd but now, you will need to run a Python script called lstool.py. The command to list all of the services registered with SSO 6 is below, you will need to open a cmd prompt and run this from the Platform Services Controller (PSC).   “C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\python\python.exe” “C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\VMware Identity Services\lstool\scripts\lstool.py” list –url http://localhost:7080/lookupservice/sdk     Once that is complete you should see output similar to the following:   […]

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