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Chris Nakagaki
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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 C...
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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 m...
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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 tha...
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PowerCLI: The SSL connection could not be established, see inner exception.
Summary: Unable to connect to ESXi/vCenter server with Connect-VIserver cmdlet, get the following error: "The SSL connection could not be established, see inner exception." Be sure to "Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction:Ignore" if you plan ...
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Powershell: Making a RESTful API endpoint in powershell (kinda like python flask)
Summary: While running scripts interactively and even on a scheduled basis is fine, I wanted to explore the possibility of making my scripts event-driven.  Take the vCheck Health Script for example.  Running that on a schedule is fine, but what if I wanted ...
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Powershell Core: DNSClient cmdlets .NET Alternative
Summary: DNS Cmdlets are not available in Powershell Core, but fear not, you can make use of .NET to get effectively the same functions, for DNS resolution anyway. My old post here details how to use .NET method: Useful Powershell .NET method to convert DNS...
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VMware: Get CDP/LLDP info from ESXi/vCenter hosts.
Summary: Had to get CDP/LLDP long time ago and never posted it.  Hosted on gist.github.com for anyone to consume and manipulate how they please.  Definitely been useful and faster since it'll actually ignore disconnected nics. Also automatically adjusts for...
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Misc: Navien NPE-240A Navilink App missing scheduling function
NPE-240A Summary: Just had a new tankless water heater installed in my house to replace a failing 22 year-old 50 gallon tank.  Couldn't be happier w/ my new tankless, but was dealing with weirdness on the Navilink app to control/view my new Navien .  The ap...
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Mac: Quick Screen Recording on MacOS (Bonus TouchBar Integration)
Summary: To launch screen recording w/ Quicktime Player feels really unintuitive.  I'm betting the average person has no idea this capability exists.  I often forget it's able to as well.  Reason being, when you launch Quicktime Player, it defaults to openi...
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VMware: Custom ESXi boot iso bootable on Fusion, but not vSphere...
Summary: Building an embedded lab for some testing w/ NSX and everything.  Cannot clone a pre-installed ESXi host w/o some magic, so decided to utilize a simple kickstart script in an ESXi custom iso pre-mounted to my VM template.  Worked fine on Fusion, no...
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