How to reset vCenter SSO admin password from shell

1. Get a putty session to vCenter appliance

2. Run belwo command

3. Select Option 03 and it will generate new password for SSO admin


Powershell script to get VM details with CSV name

$getallvms=(get-vm -ComputerName (Get-ClusterNode))


foreach ($item in $getallvms)










 #Write-Host $


 $result+=New-Object psobject -Property $properties


$result |Sort-Object path

vSphere 7 VM Template Versioning

This is a very useful feature with vSphere 7.Earlier version when we need to do modification or apply OS patches to template we need to convert template back to vm and had do that, but with vCenter 7 , we can maintain versioning.

How to do that?

1. First thing these templates should be in content library


2. I have created my template and its in my content library. If I click on template , we can see the version tab


3. Now I’m going to install Windows patches on this template, therefore I select the template and click on Check out VM From This Template on versioning tab. Then I have to give temporary name for this vm

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Identify VMDK sharing

Some times we may need to find out whether VMDK files are shared with some other vms. Using below script we an easily find that. We just need to give the vm name & it  will check for all the vmdk paths in all the VMS


connect-viserver vcentername

$vmname=read-host -Prompt “Enter the VM Name”


if (get-vm $vmname -erroraction SilentlyContinue)


$vdisk=get-vm $vmname |Get-VMHardDiskDrive






foreach ($allvm in $allvms)


if ($ -ne $vmname)


$vmdiskpath=get-vm $allvm |get-harddisk

foreach($disk in $vdisk)


if ($vmdiskpath.filename -eq $disk.filename)


$msg=”There is a VMDKS sharing with ”



Write-Host $fullmsg -ForegroundColor DarkGreen









Write-Host “VM is not available in the vCenter, please check the vm name”