Are you still performing old-school in-guest VM backups with a backup agent? Not ready to buy a backup product that does complete VM backups through the vStorage APIs? Then you will need to rebuild all your VM’s with the original configuration before you can start restoring your data.
As always: PowerCLI to the [...]
Annoyed by the default setting for VM’s inside a vApp? I was, because when you power down the vApp, the VM’s are powered down instead of being shutdown cleanly. It can be a tedious task to check and correct this setting for all your vApps. This little script solves that problem for you. Enjoy!
Determining the LUN ID for a specific LUN in your VMware Infrastructure used to be simple. It was listed as one of the properties of the datastore you selected in the VI Client. Nowadays, more often than not, I dont see the LUN ID in the vSphere Client. Instead, I see [...]
Do you get these events in your system log?
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. attempting to start the service ntmssvc with arguments “-Service” in order to run the server:
Symantec explains this is caused by disabling the [...]
Wow, vSphere vCenter Server has a lot of new alarms! Great for monitoring your environment. But a pain when it comes to documenting it. Thank God VMware for the PowerCLI! Just a few lines of code can do the documentation for you.
WARNING: VMware vmotion does not check wether there are sufficient ports available on the virtual switch on the destination host. Migrating a vm to a host with insufficient ports will cause the vmotion to complete without warnings, yet the virtual NIC will be disconnected! This issue is descripbed in this KB article.
When your (VMware) consolidation ratios are becoming high, it might be smart to keep an eye on your vm’s CPU Ready Times. Unfortunately, by default, the VI Client will only show realtime ready time statistics. Plus you’d have to look at each vm individually. Thank God VMware for the
The following Powershell functions allow you to manage querying, creating and removing scheduled tasks on one or more computers remotely.
The functions use schtasks.exe, which is included in Windows. Unlike the Win32_ScheduledJob WMI class, the schtasks.exe commandline tool will show manually created tasks, as well as script-created ones. The examples show some, [...]
Yesterday, I showed you how to script the WSUS Cleanup Wizard with Powershell. Today, the WSUS fun continues! Here’s how to use powershell to “manually” synchronize your WSUS server, i.e. download the latest updates.
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