Category Archive: VMware

Nov 18

PowerCLI: Copy a vmdk from one VM to another

This PowerCLI script copies a Virtual Machine Disk (vmdk) from one virtual machine to another.

Sep 09

VVOLs in the HomeLab with the vVNX

Got VVOLs up and running in the home lab using the VVols Technical Preview for vVNX

Sep 01

VMworld vBrownBag Tech Talk: Managing ESXi SSH Service with PowerCLI

The talk was on using PowerCLI to manage SSH. Specifically about using PowerCLI to report on the status of the SSH Service on ESXi host (is it running, what is the policy set for), updating the policy (Start and Stop with Host, Manual, Automatic), stopping and starting the SSH on ESXi hosts, and configuring the firewall for the SSH service to limit access to the service.

Aug 24

vBrownBag Tech Talks at VMworld 2015

The vBrownBag Tech Talks schedule for VMworld 2015 was released a couple weeks ago. I hope you can make my two talks Using PowerCLI to manage SSH on ESXi on Monday at 5:00 PM and Managing vCenter Roles and Permissions with PowerCLI on Tuesday at 5:00 PM.

Aug 10

Change IP Address on Windows 2012 VMs with PowerCLI

Just a quick script I put together to change the IP Address of Windows 2012 (including R2) virtual machines using PowerCLI.

Jul 01

vCenter 5.5 Tasks to Excel


I had an inquiry about ways to get information about vCenter tasks other than just through the vSphere Client. Specifically to make it easier to filter through the tasks to determine who did what, or even how many times a specific task (such as cloning a VM) was done.

Jun 17

PowerCLI: Create vCenter Role and Assign User Permissions

With out going too deep, part of a SimpliVity deployment is preparing the VMware environment. Preparing the VMware environment includes creating a Role including the necessary Privileges and setting up the required permissions in vCenter for a SimpliVity user. This is easy enough, but I created a PowerCLI script which creates a Role, applies the required Privileges to the Role, and applies the Role to a user as a permission in vCenter.

Jun 03

vCenter Settings and Alarm Configurations with PowerCLI

A quick PowerCLI script I put together to set a few of the General vCenter Configuration Settings such as the SMTP Server and port, the from email for messages generated by vCenter alarms, and setting the database retention policies for tasks and events. The script also configures the email actions on a set of pre-defined alarms.

May 22

PowerCLI to change the Discovered virtual machine folder name

Are you bothered by the name of the default “Discovered virtual machine” folder in VMs and Templates? If there is more than one VM in the Folder shouldn’t it be “Discovered virtual machines”? But… what if there is only one VM in the folder then “Discovered virtual machines” would be wrong, crap.

May 21

VCP6-DCV Delta Study – Section 4 – Objective 4.2

This post covers Section 4, Upgrade a vSphere Deployment, Objective 4.2, Perform vCenter Server Upgrades of the VCP6 Delta Beta Exam.

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