So as everyone has probably seen, vSphere 6.5 is now GA. One of the features i have been waiting for the most is vCenter HA. I have spent some time trying to get this working in my lab. Unfortunately after countless tries i was stuck. Thanks to folks in the vExpert Slack for helping me try to resolve this, but unfortunately this was a case for VMware Support. Every time I would try to configure vCenter HA using the Advanced Wizard, I would get the following error.
So as everyone has probably seen, vSphere 6.5 is now GA. As usual right away I have upgraded the homelab and have already found a neat new feature. When you are adding in your VMware licenses, you now have an option to Import License Keys Data… To start you need to generate a report from my.vmware.com. Log in and Navigate to Download Reports Click on the Available Reports dropdown, and select the Product Licenses, Details and History.
I have been knee deep in migrations, so after clicking through a few times to create clustered file shares, I finally decided to script them. Here is that script I thought I would share. Thanksfully there was the NTFSSecurity module published by microsoft that makes permissions a breeze. You can get more details by viewing the module page. Pre-Requsites NTFS Security Module Link to Script Create-SMBShare.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script Fill in the appropriate variables, and execute the script.
I am about to start down my path of studying for my VCAP6-DCV Design Exam. I figured I would throw up the blueprint and fill in each section as applicable. Either way here is the blueprint laid out for anyone who may benefit. This is it as of 7/25/16. Section 1 – Create a vSphere Conceptual Design Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements Skills and Abilities Existing Content from VCAP5-DCD
Today I took my VCAP6-DCV exam. This exam was announced with a two week availability in the US priced at $100. My experience with the exam was actually pretty good. The new interface for the advanced exams is that of an HOL. You are dropped onto the desktop and have a window that slides in and out to pull up the manual and other consoles. I would definately read up on Josh Andrew’s post about what to expect.
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I have been in process in configuring traffic shaping for multiple port groups. It seems with PowerCLI 6.3 R1 there are no native Powershell Cmdlets. Luckily I stumbled across @Lucd and his PowerCLI functions to manage these settings, i have put these into a script to mass get and set the settings for all port groups of a DVS’s. Pre-Requsites VMware PowerCLI Link to Script Get-VMwareTrafficShapingSettings.ps1 Set-VMwareTrafficShapingSettings.
Hello! Welcome to my First Veeam PowerShell Script! I have been working on tons of migrations using Veeam Backup and Replication and need to create re-ip rules to update the static IP assignments. Obviously the first rule of scripting if you do something more than once, automate! I was bad at this one, I originally tried and gave up so I did about 20 manually which started to become a huge headache.
I have been having issues ever since I updated to vSphere 6.x getting the Cisco Drivers to properly update through VMware Update Manager(VUM). Every time I would run through a compliance check, they would always report they were up to date even when they were running an older version. I have recently made a breakthrough working with VMware Support and stumbling through some old blogs. Cisco Support has been terrible on this issue and after repeated attempts to get this case escalated i think the 10th time is a charm.
Currently working on the final steps of getting our new equipment configured. The next step was to configure Syslog on all of our Pure Arrays. Another reason to script this task! Easily populate your arrays and server and at the click of a button you can configure all your arrays easily. Pre-Requsites PureStorage Powershell SDK Link to Script Set-PureStorageSyslog.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Time for more UCS Scripting! This time to configure Syslog. The script is pretty straightforward, but nice to have to easily set up Syslog across multiple UCS domains. Pre-Requsites UCS Powertool Link to Script Set-UcsSyslog.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script. I will walk you through the process.