vSphere 6.5 Host Deep Dive Update — via frankdenneman.nl
Maybe you have noticed that no new content has appeared on the site for a while. And the upcoming book “vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive” is to blame for this situation.
Introduction to PhotonOS — via vOrcunus
Since the cloud native landscape has been greatly embraced by the developers and the open source community, we witness an increasing momentum on container runtimes. The focus center is shifting from virtual machines to containers and running microservices in minimalistic operating systems is becoming mainstream (ok, not that fast but we will definitely be there).
PowerCLI: VMware List VM’s per Datastore vs CanonicalName. — via Provirtualzone
This week I need to create a script to list all VMs. This particular script needed to list all VMs that are inside in some particularly iSCSI LUNs. Since VMware environment could have iSCSI, NFS and also Local Disks, so we need to do the search by CanonicalName. In this case iSCSI LUN CanonicalName.
VMware vSphere sizing — via opvizor
Markus Kraus wrote a Power CLI script in order to make it easier for him and his colleagues the recurring task of the data collection in order to make a VMware vSphere Sizing. This collects some information in an existing VMware vSphere environment as a basis for a new hardware sizing.
Set Round Robin IOPS limit from default 1000 to 1 using PowerCLI — via Enterprise Daddy
Recently while working with a customer, I had a request come in where in we had to change Round Robin IOPS limit from default 1000 to 1.
Released: vCenter and ESXi 6.0 Update 3 – What’s in It for Service Providers — via VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!
Last month I wrote a blog post on upgrading vCenter 5.5 to 6.0 Update 2 and during the course of writing that blog post I conducted a survey on which version of vSphere most people where seeing out in the wild…overwhelmingly vSphere 6.0 was the most popular version with 5.5 second and 6.5 lagging in adoption for the moment.
Learn Advance PowerCLI in under 100 minutes — via Anything Virtual and Cloudy
Automation in a virtualised datacenter is must for any IT-Admin. PowerShell is perhaps the most important tool in such virtualised datacenter. For VMware environment PowerCLI provides that capability to the admins. This is the second session on PowerCLI, covering the advance topics. If you are just starting or plan to start with PowerShell, then first read the first part and come back here.
My favorite VMware fling tools — via Settlersoman
VMware releases useful tools named flings. Those tools help not only in daily activities but also simplify migration or upgrade vSphere environment. Some tools are included in later version of VMware product after testing and solving potential problems/bugs during “fling phase” 🙂 In this post I will show my favorite fling tools that I often use.
VMware Integrated OpenStack v3.x – Adding Networks
This video demonstrates how users can create networks for their OpenStack deployment using both the Horizon graphical user interface and the Neutron CLI.
VMware Integrated OpenStack v3.x – Monitoring and Troubleshooting
This video demonstrates how IT administrators can use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to detect potential issues in the OpenStack framework and determine possible remedies.
VMware Integrated OpenStack v3.x – Capacity Management and Cost Analysis
This video demonstrates how IT administrators can use VMware vRealize Business for Cloud to perform cost and capacity analysis on the OpenStack deployment and compare those costs to operating infrastructure in Public Cloud environments.
#codeNSX – Code. Automation. Security.
In today’s business climate, every minute counts. Managing your IT services to include networking can be time consuming and often frustrating. With the announcement of #codeNSX, we can help your automation needs. We’ll provide this community with innovation and guides to conduct automation of NSX.
VMware Workstation – Save login information for remote host — via driftar’s Blog
It’s a short post. And it was once again a problem for which I needed a solution. I was working in my vSphere homelab. I’ve set up some more virtual machines and wanted to administer them via VMware Workstation.
VMware Integrated OpenStack v3.x – Importing vSphere VM Templates
This video demonstrates how an IT administrator can import existing vSphere VM Templates into the OpenStack cloud, creating new Glance images that can be used by developers.
What is the best way to collect vSphere log files?
There are a few ways to collect vSphere log files. If you have access to vCenter, you can use the vSphere Web Client.
Understanding VMware ESXi Queuing and the FlashArray — via Cody Hosterman
So I am in the middle of updating my best practices guide for vSphere on FlashArray and one of the topics I am looking into providing better guidance around is ESXi queue management. This breaks down to a few things: