sshAutoConnect #vCenter plugin – vmdude
Here is our first vCenter plugin ! It’s been a while we wanted to do this, here it is now :p
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Transperent Page sharing in #vSphere 6.0 – Virtual Maestro
On ESXi host, you may have several virtual machines that are running with same guest operating system, have the same applications, or contain the same user data. Due to this, there is possibility that memory pages created by virtual machines are similar in terms of content. So instead of creating similar multiple pages in host memory for each virtual machine, TPS is used to perform memory page sharing.
#VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open
Since we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replace VCAP5), so these new exams have not yet been released in production.
Storage Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack
As the storage market transitions to all-flash, hybrid array storage providers strategically work to accelerate performance and utilization. In doing so, it becomes more difficult to categorize hot data, dynamic and agile storage capacities, and other new age concepts. Today we will be following up on a previous blog where we investigated network troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 hardware stack. As a reminder, the term “3-2-1” refers to a redundant architecture of 3 servers, 2 switches, and 1 storage array, or some derivative of that nature (2-2-1, etc). We will then dive into vRealize Operations to determine the root cause of an issue within a 3-2-1 stack at the storage layer and expand on using robust management console as a data aggregator.
#PowerNSX Log Insight Segmenter – Network Inferno
PowerNSX has been a focus of mine for a little while. I also have a penchant for Log Insight. I like the product. I have outlined previously a blog here for approaching the segmentation of any application with Log Insight and NSX Distributed Firewall.
VLAN Cheat Sheet for VMware & #Cisco
I recently found myself in the midst of having to setup some VLANs from scratch in an environment that was a hodgepodge of switches. The terms alone between vendors can drive you mad (e.g. access mode vs untagged, dot1q trunk vs. tagged, etc.)
Free e-learning course – VMware #vRealize Log Insight [V3] Fundamentals
VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers the best real-time and archive log management for VMware environments. Machine learning-based Intelligent Grouping and high performance search enables faster troubleshooting across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
#VCSA won’t boot – fsck failed (via Tim’s IT Blog)
Today I logged into my lab after a power outage and noticed that vCenter was not up. I accessed to host directly, and opened to console to the VCSA server. The VCSA server was not able to mount the filesystem, and had this on the screen:
Using #PowerShell with the VMware Log Insight REST API
I have quite a few PowerShell scripts these days and I run a bunch of them quite often. All of my scripts log information to a file so I can see what happened but I decided I wanted to log them into something that could help me analyze or quickly review the data.
Working Together – UCS Management and VMware vRealize Operations (via #Cisco Blogs)
Coopetition really does create great results. That’s what Cisco and VMware realized many years ago when we started working together. We compete and we continue to cooperate on projects like the Cisco UCS Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations. The latest version of the management pack, version 2.0(1), was recently released after a lengthy beta, and it supports vRealize Operations (vROps) version 6.0 and 6.1.