Recently I did a post on how to Target the vMA for VCSA Backups. This post takes things a step further and automates the backup of the VCSA using a shell script, the vCenter Appliance REST API, and cron on the vMA.
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One handy new feature available with vSphere 6.5 is the ability to take a supported backup of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) configuration and database. VCSA backups can be transferred to a target using HTTP/S, FTP/S, and SCP. This post walks through backing up the VCSA using SCP to target the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) to store the backup.
The VMware vSphere Health Check Report is a free script written by @lamw (Check out his site virtuallyGhetto for some other handy scripts) that generates an HTML report on the health of a vSphere 4.x or 5.x environment. The report script is well documented, easily installed and configured, and can be downloaded from here: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9842 …
When using a third party network monitoring program (like Solarwinds Orion) you need to enable SNMP on your ESXi hosts. Setting up SNMP is pretty simple to do using vicfg-snmp on the VMware Management Assistant (vMA). If the host is set up in FastPass, set the target ESXi. $ vifptarget -s <Name/IP of ESXi host> …
The resxtop utility can be run from the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA). The resxtop utility is used to monitor CPU, memory, network, and disk utilization of vSphere ESX/i hosts. There are a many different fields that can be displayed for each resource. When monitoring or troubleshooting a resource it is often helpful to only display …