VMware: Configure new vSphere 6 host with PowerCLI

VMware: Configure new vSphere 6 host with PowerCLI

VMware: Configure new vSphere 6 host with PowerCLI

Last week I upgraded my original Configure vSphere 4 PowerCLI script I created in 2011 . When you run the script with PowerShell ICE or PowerCLI you have two options: 1. Configure a new vSphere 6 host. 2. Add the new configured host to vCenter Server. I’m still not a PowerCLI Pro so.. please comment […]]> http://blog.vmpros.nl/2015/08/17/vmware-configure-new-vsphere-6-host-with-powercli/feed/ 0 VMware: Quick stats on [SERVERNAME] is not up-to-date…Read More


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Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add…

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add…

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server By Greg Schulz Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5″ form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion space? Do you also want or need the HDD or SSD drive expansion slots to be hot swappable, 6 Gbps SATA3 along with…Read More


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This Fling is a stand-alone, cross-platform VNC…

This Fling is a stand-alone, cross-platform VNC implementation based on remoting tech in vSphere&Workstation

This Fling is a stand-alone, cross-platform VNC…

This Fling is a stand-alone, cross-platform VNC implementation based on remoting tech in vSphere&VMware Workstation.http://t.co/LfRLb14LZ0


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NetApp NFS Mount Access Denied By Server

NetApp NFS Mount Access Denied By Server

NetApp NFS Mount Access Denied By Server

Just a quick tip today. While setting up a lab I had the need to mount a cDOT (8.3.0) export from behind a NAT gateway. When attempting the mount operation I got a relatively unhelpful error: After some digging, I found that the cause of this is a setting on the storage virtual machine (a.k.a. … Read more The post NetApp NFS Mount Access Denied By Server appeared first on The Practical Administrator.


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vCenter Server Watchdog

vCenter Server Watchdog

vCenter Server Watchdog

I decided that it’s time to share some of my experiences, tips, ideas, etc.. Loading… Friday, August 14, 2015 unnoticed new features on vSphere 6, I’d like to point out a “kind” of new feature, why I say kind ?!? Well mainly because it has been there before, but only available on appliances vCenter and not on the Windows one. Now it has been improved and is working consistently between both platforms. I’m talking about vCenter Watchdog. What’s vCenter Watchdog ?vCenter Watchdog is a high…Read More


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ESXi Commands List – Getting started

ESXi Commands List – Getting started

ESXi Commands List – Getting started

I thoughts that it might be a good idea to put a list of commands which are used to manage ESXi hosts. This list is certainly not a complete list, but I’d like to list some of those used often or the ones that are good to know for folks starting to learn virtualization technologies […] Read the full post ESXi Commands List – Getting started at ESX Virtualization.


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In the Lab: VMware HCIbench Hands On (by…

#VMware HCIbench Hands On In The Lab

In the Lab: VMware HCIbench Hands On (by…

VMware’s VSAN group recently announced a free storage performance testing tool for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), the HCI benchmark or HCIbench . While stressing traditional arrays with I/O or bandwidth tests is fairly well understood, applying synthetic tests to HCI gear requires a careful approach and a steep learning curve. With traditional storage infrastructure you setup your I/O generator of choice with a given workload profile, point it to some LUNs and let it rip. Hyperconverged testing requires a large-scale approach where many VMs (often 10-64) simultaneously apply that workload across multiple vDisks, at the same time… not to mention collecting all of that data when the task finishes. This type of approach is…Read More


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vShield Manager disk 100% full

vShield Manager disk 100% full

vShield Manager disk 100% full

A few days ago my vShield Manager, VSM, virtual machine (VM) disk system was filled up to 100%. Yes i know this is due to poor monitoring but it’s in my lab and i’m using it for a specific reason from time to time. At least i had some reporting of the issue so i … Continue reading »


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vSphere 6 Web Client UI Deepdive – vMotion

vSphere 6 Web Client UI Deepdive – vMotion

vSphere 6 Web Client UI Deepdive – vMotion

New series of vSphere Web Client UI Deepdives With vSphere 6 adoption going up, the new features are helping our customers manage their environments better than ever before. vSphere Web Client is the most common way that these new features and enhancements are used, but sometimes the UI changes get lost in the discussion. The […]


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Putting the Technical into Technical Account…

Putting the Technical into Technical Account Management

Putting the Technical into Technical Account…

By Adam Eckerle Technical Account Managers (TAMs) add value for their customers in many ways. Across our industry TAMs spend their days as sleuths determining the best ways to service their customers through activities such as product briefs, support escalations, and being that single point of contact representing their particular company. The VMware Technical Account […]]> By Adam Eckerle Technical Account Managers (TAMs) add value for their customers in many ways. Across our industry TAMs…Read More


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Introducing the vSphere Host Client fling

Introducing the vSphere Host Client fling

Introducing the vSphere Host Client fling

Have you ever wanted to connect directly to your ESXi host via a web browser and take a quick look at the available resources on the host? How about checking on the status of the vCenter VM? Conduct host administrative tasks through the browser? Today I’m happy to introduce the vSphere Host Client fling, an […]


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Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

The Screen of Death, as most of us know it as, is the result of a system crash. Windows has his famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and VMware has a purple screen of death (PSOD). Of course there is also a Black Screen of Death, which is usually when Windows systems are missing a […]


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Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read…

Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read caching functionality #PernixPro

Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read…

When PernixData debuted FVP back in August 2013, for me there was one innovation in particular that stood out above the rest. The ability to accelerate writes (known as “Write Back” caching) on the server side, and do so in a fault tolerant way. Leverage fast media on the server side to drive microsecond write […]


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Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

I put this post primarily on VMGuru.com, taking you there now. Hold on to your butts. Usually when installing VMware NSX, the Update Manager takes care of ESXi host preparation. It takes a few VIB packages from the NSX Manager and pushes those to the ESXi hosts to prepare them for VXLAN, the distributed firewall and the distributed router. It can happen that this process fail, for one reason or another. For instance, if your Update Manager is on the fritz or if you don’t have an Update…Read More


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RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

I spent some time this weekend working with vCloud Director 5.5.4 build 2831206 (on vSphere 6) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux vApp/guest customization. I’m not a *nix guru but I’m comfortable enough with legacy versions of RHEL 5 and 6 as I’ve worked with them quite a bit, particularly for vSphere applications and solutions such […] Post from: boche.net – VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on another…Read More


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Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware…

Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware vRealize Operations

Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware…

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora A common error in today’s data landscape is the over-utilization of resources. Storage systems are pushed to the limits of performance, and end users have become frustrated by a lack of productivity caused by slow storage. Using the analytics processes in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), administrators can gain detailed insight […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2015/08/stay-ahead-of-your-storage-needs-with-vmware-vrops.html/feed 0 Achieve Intelligent…Read More


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