vCenter

Quick Tip: Check VMs for VMTools Upgrade Policy

I know I have posted before regarding changing the vmtools upgrade policy, which you can find here. I noticed that I didn’t have an explanation about how to check the current vmtools upgrade policy. Fortunately, it is just an easy one-liner 🙂   Granted, I select out just the name and the upgrade policy, so if you …

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Use PowerCLI to run SRM Test Recovery Plans

  Requirements: PowerShellGet Module PowerCLI PowerCLI SRM MeadowCroft Module/Cmdlets   The latest PowerCLI and PowerCLI SRM are generally not available for conventional download, and the PowerShellGet Module is needed to download and install them.   PowershellGet is inherently included in: Windows 10+ Server 2016+ Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5+ Powershell 6   For Powershell versions …

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Match Windows Drive Letter to VM Disk with PowerCLI

  Matching OS Drive Letters to VM Disks is definitely something each VMware admin has wanted at some point or another. Unfortunately, it is not the easiest of tasks. Using a suggestion I found in one of the forum posts that the solution might be a combination of two different scripts referenced here and here, I decided …

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Using PowerCLI to Automate SRM Post Power On Commands

Long Title… But first things first. http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/projects/srm-cmdlets-for-powercli/ Ben Meadowcroft created several cmdlets and even a module using the SRM API. Having spent a good deal of time in the SRM API myself, let me tell you….IT IS A MESS. Long story short Ben, spent a lot of time creating this really helpful module, and you …

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Installing vSphere 6

Let’s get started installing vCenter. It is never a bad idea to know what screens and information you will need before you get get there! Already this looks SIGNIFICANTLY more streamlined than the vSphere 5.5 installations with SSO, Inventory Service, etc etc etc Next next next! I went with Embedded Deployment, this means everything necessary …

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VMHost Heartbleed Fix for ESXi 5.5

If you don’t know about Heartbleed yet…Well I don’t know what to say… I guess check this out. http://heartbleed.com/ Unfortunately, ESXi is susceptible to this The full kb is here from VMware  http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076665 Fortunately it can be patched with everyone’s favorite patch tool VMware Update Manager Now that I have been able to scan my …

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