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VMware: Add PortGroup to all hosts in cluster with PowerCLI | VMpros

22 April, 2013

Very usefull and time saving script – found over on blog site VMPROS.

Many Thanks.

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.

Introducing the vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0 | VMware Support Insider – VMware Blogs

5 April, 2013

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.

Powershell – Generate Microsoft CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.1 « DefinIT

5 April, 2013

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.

VMware KB: Forcing a link state up or down for a vmnic interface on ESXi 5.x

12 February, 2013

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.

virtuallyGhetto: How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5

31 January, 2013

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.

Adaptive Queueing vs. Storage I/O Control |

23 January, 2013

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 |.

VMware KB: Methods of installing ESXi 5.1

30 November, 2012

VMware KB: Methods of installing ESXi 5.1

This article provides high-level information that may be useful when installing ESXi 5.1.

VMware KB: Methods of installing ESXi 5.1.

VMware KB: Installing ESXi 5.x in VMware Workstation

30 November, 2012

VMware KB: Installing ESXi 5.x in VMware Workstation

This article explains how to install VMware ESXi in a virtual machine. Installing ESXi in a virtual machine provides a way to try the product without dedicating hardware to it. A virtual ESXi machine may be useful if you are studying to become a VCP VMware Certified Professional.

VMware KB: Installing ESXi 5.x in VMware Workstation.

Deploying the vCenter Server appliance Back to Basics

13 November, 2012

Back to Basics: Deploying the vCenter Server appliance

A excellent guide over on Yellow-Bricks.com on installing and setting up  the VMWare vCenter appliance – especially in a LAB environment.

Deploying the vCenter Server appliance Back to Basics.

VMware Learning

12 November, 2012

VMware Learning

Lots of VMWare videos on all VMWare’s products. Best of all – its FREE!  🙂

VMware Learning.