In preparation for attending my first IT Event of 2013 – a new section/page has been created ready to post examples of Vendor Swag.
Use the dedicated page http://www.virtuallycloudy.co.uk/vendorswag/ or for a limited time period the home page will show all posts from this category.
The first IT Event is 2nd May 2013 - VMWare Forum at Wembley Stadium, London.
A Excellent and hand IOPS calculator over on the site wmarow.com.
It has a number of pre-defined drive type, but you can add your own drives specifications.
wmarows iops calculator.
Very usefull and time saving script – found over on blog site VMPROS.
Get-Cluster “My Cluster” | Get-VMHost | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name “vSwitch0″ | New-VirtualPortGroup -Name “MyPortGroupName” -VLanId 1234
via VMware: Add PortGroup to all hosts in cluster with PowerCLI | VMpros.
New Tool to automate the installation of custom certificates – another one for me to test on Monday!
This will be very handy with my previous post.
Introducing the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 | VMware Support Insider – VMware Blogs.
Excellent blog/guide on to automate the certificates needed for vSphere 5.1
Note not tried myself yet – that Mondays Job! Will update post on my findings…..
Powershell – Generate Microsoft CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1 « DefinIT.
Update (12/03/2013): Now used this script. Works very well. Unfortunately the vmware tool to automate the installation of the certificates only works with the windows version of vcenter not the appliance.
A good guide over on the Technet Blog site on how to convert/upgrade editions of Windows 2008 R2.
Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 without media – Server Core – Site Home – TechNet Blogs.
A nice guide over on the ‘Dummies’ series website. Covers the basics – open/close/save files, edit a file etc.
Very handy, if like me, not a daily user of *nix type systems. All I needed to do was edit resolv.conf on a box to update DNS servers!
Using the vi Text Editor in Solaris 9 – For Dummies.
Forcing a link state up or down for a vmnic interface on ESXi 5.x
VMware KB: Forcing a link state up or down for a vmnic interface on ESXi 5.x.
Used this to help work out the physical server’s NIC interfaces had been cabled up to the network switch correctly.
Luckily, the servers DRAC Remote access was working! So via the remote console connection, enabling local support access, downing the NIC and watching the Switch admin interface to trace which port changed. Easy! once I found the commands to down/up nics
BTW: Problem was VLAN was not assigned to the remote end of the switches uplink trunk.
How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5
Excellent guide over on the blog site: virtuallyGhetto
How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5.
An excellent and well explained guide for VMWare IO storage control - how queue depth and queue full conditions are handled.
Adaptive Queueing vs. Storage I/O Control |.