Tag Archive: 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 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.

Apr 04

VCP6-DCV Delta Study – Section 1 – Objective 1.3

This post covers Section 1, Configure and Administer vSphere Security, Objective 1.3, Enable SSO and Active Directory Integration, of the VCP6-DCV Delta beta exam.

Apr 04

VCP6-DCV Delta Study – Section 1 – Objective 1.2

This post covers Section 1, Configure and Administer vSphere Security, Objective 1.2, Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines of the VCP6-DCV Delta beta exam.

Apr 03

VCP6-DV Delta Study – Section 1 – Objective 1.1

This post covers Section 1, Configure and Administer vSphere Security, Objective 1.1, Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control of the VCP6-DV Delta beta exam.

Mar 24

Access vCenter Service Health in vSphere 6

This posts walks through adding permissions to allow a vSphere Administrator to access the System Configuration UI to view Service Health.

Dec 10

Automating with vRealize Orchestrator

I was recently convinced by Hersey to present at our Hampton Roads VMUG on automation and orchestration.  As this is still a relatively misinterpreted topic, I took the opportunity to differentiate between automating tasks, and combining those tasks to orchestrate complex workflows, along with some examples. What I gathered from the session is that there …

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May 19

AutoLab Video Series Part 4 – vCenter Build

In this video the vCenter Server AutoLab VM is built using the AutoLab automation and the ESXi hosts are added to vCenter inventory. Networking and storage is also configured on the ESXi hosts using AutoLab automation.

Mar 25

Saving Searches with the vSphere Web Client

The ability to search vCenter inventory from the vSphere Client has been available for at least as long as I have been using it but each time you wanted to search for something you had to recreate the query. The Web Client provides the same search functionality adding the ability to also save commonly used searches. This allows for regularly used queries to be recalled quickly using the Web Client.

Jan 16

Virtual Machine Snapshots – BE CAREFUL!!!

Snapshots are a great tool but it is important that you monitor the snapshots to ensure they do not grow too large. This post covers some different options that are available for monitoring snapshot usage.

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