Tag Archive: esxcli

Sep 25

Learning the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)

It has been a good while since I have worked with vSphere Management Assistant (vMA). I used it fairly often when I was managing a vSphere environment. Since I am teaching the vSphere Optimize and Scale class during the winter semester I spun up the vMA in the homelab to re-introduce myself to it.

Mar 16

Anatomy of a vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB)

I just finished updating my home lab ESXi host to ESXi 6.0U1b. I was just poking around after doing the update and thought it might be useful to dig into the vSphere Installation Bundle or VIB. A VIB is an installation package which containing software, updates, patches, and drivers which can be installed on ESXi hosts.

Nov 12

Set Default PSP for a SATP with PowerCLI

This script uses the PowerCLI cmdlet Get-EsxCli to execute the esxcli command to set the default PSP policy for the specified SATP on each host in vCenter Inventory.

May 27

Updating to ESXi 5.1 Update 1 with the Offline Bundle

Update 1 for ESXi 5.1 has been out for a few weeks now. I had a few minutes of downtime so I decided to go ahead and update the host running my home lab. Not for any specific reason other than I had some time and wanted to get to the latest version.

May 02

Masking LUN Being Used as HA Heartbeat Datastore

Last night I was working through a couple of the storage objectives for the VCAP5-DCA. One of the required skills of Objective 1.1 on the blueprint is to understand and apply LUN masking.

Dec 01

Setting Storage PSP to Round Robin using esxcli – vSphere 5

Setting all storage PSP to Round Robin using esxcli on vSphere 5.

Oct 25

vSphere 5 host stops sending syslog messages

I had some maintenance to do on my central syslog server and the server was down for about 30 minutes or so. When the syslog server was back online it was no longer logging syslog messages from my vSphere hosts. First thing I did was check to see if I was receiving syslog messages from …

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