Interfaces/Uplinks for ESXi/Edge – Part 2

In these three parts, I will speak about the configuration of the interfaces and uplinks respectively for physical ESXi and Edge VM. Part 1: ESXi interfaces Part 2: Edge VM for T0 and T1 with one uplink North-South (physical world) Part 3: Edge VM for T0 and T1 with redundant uplinks North-South (physical world) Since … Read more

Interfaces/Uplinks for ESXi/Edge – Part 1

In these three parts, I will speak about the configuration of the interfaces and uplinks respectively for physical ESXi and Edge VM. Part 1: ESXi interfaces Part 2: Edge VM for T0 and T1 with one uplink North-South (physical world) Part 3: Edge VM for T0 and T1 with redundant uplinks North-South (physical world) ESXi … Read more

why so long?

You might wonder why there are so many years since my last article. Life is something surprising and can take you a lot, I mean really a lot of time 😉 anyway, now I’m back into business with a lot of new articles in me pockets. I even became a vExpert 2019 vRealize (Automation, Log … Read more

Issue with logs of the embedded vRO when upgraded vRA 7.5 to 7.6

I did a successful manual upgrade (not using vRealize Lifecycle Manager -> article will follow) I noticed that I wasn’t able to get the logs of the embedded vRO workflows. It was a quite annoying, no way to debug failings workflows and so on. After a quick search over Internet I found the following KB … Read more

My VCAP5-DCA Experience

Today is brilliant. I received my VCAP5-DCA results. I passed!!! I’m very, very happy because the exam didn’t get the way I wanted to. I went through some difficulties during the exam, beside the real hardiness of the exam itself. First of all, the remote access to the Lab was horrible! It was so slow … Read more

Cloning Datacenters between 2 vCenters with PowerCli, including permissions and many more

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Usually when updating your vCenter infrastructure you perform upgrade in place. But you can also opting for a migration from your actual vCenter to a freshly installed one. One “good” reason for going to migration is changing the type of underling Database used by vCenter. I had to “get … Read more

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines’ PortGroups for Standard Switch at cluster level with PowerCLI

Starting with vSphere 4, a nice network enhancement has been brought: Virtual Distributed Switchs (vDS) Except for the specifics features bound to the vDS, it is nice to set only one time a new VMs’ PortGroup for an entire group of hosts. Of course you have pro and cons between vDS and Standard Switchs. For … Read more

vmware KB 2014323 PowerCLI to set qla2xxx option at cluster level

I’ve been facing very recently a naughty issue when I updated my vSphere 4.1u2 FCoE hosts to vSphere 5.0u1. Right after the migration to vSphere 5, majors’ performance issues appeared with the underling storage. I was facing read/write latencies of several thousand milliseconds which lead to dead path detection and of course I/O problem within … Read more

Update vSphere through VMware Update Manager with PowerCLI

I’m always amazed of what you can do with PowerCLI. Actually I’m having version 4.1 of vCenter/vSphere I’m using complete PowerCLI script to configure freshly installed vSphere. I was configuring everything but the last patches. VMware released for some times already a VMware Update Manager PowerCLI. It needs to be installed in addition of the … Read more