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Purpose Hello all, it’s been long since my last blog. In between, I became a father, changed profile, changed location etc., in all a lot happened at personal and professional front. Coming back to blog, this particular topic was bugging me from last couple of months. In few of my last discussions with customers, it seemed we discussed only one point, that is to decide between fully distributed vs simple installation architecture. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is the last part of the series on vRealize Automation 7.0 installation and configuration. Since I have already covered the installation part, so in this post I am going to cover only the configuration part. vRealize Automation 7.0 Configuration: NOTE: In all these posts I have covered only the automated Wizard installation and Configuration part. This post is also not going to be an exception. Since vRealize Automation is pretty complex so the manual installation and configuration portion I will cover in separate blog series. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is the second part of the three part series of vRealize Automation 7.0 installation and configuration blog series. In this part I am going to take a closer look at the installation of IaaS server through initial Wizard. Pre-Requisites: Before we go ahead and start the installation and configuration we need to prepare the IaaS server. A lot of pre-requisites will be set by the Wizard (as we can see later) but couple of points we need to configure manually. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose On 17th December VMware released much awaited new version of vRealize Automation which is 7.0. The major new changes and additions for this version are provided below: What’s New in vRA 7.0 Deployment and Initial Configuration: The entire installation process for vRA has changed completely. With this version the installation process is a simplified Wizard based installation. Identity Management: With this version Identity Management server (vIDM) is integrated with the vRA appliance. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Hello All, Hope you are doing well. Today I want to talk about remotely executing scripts inside a VM which is hosted in vSphere environment. Recently I received the following requirement from a colleague for a customer. Environment: Customer has hundreds of VMs A particular application is running in many of the VM’s which creates a log file in a particular location inside the VM Admin team does not know in which of those VM’s the application is running Requirement: Admin team wants to know in which of those VM’s the application is running. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose Today I am going to talk about an interesting feature of PowerCLI. Through PowerCLI you can utilize the full functionalities of ESXCLI commands. Question is why would you like to access Esxcli commands from PowerCLI cmdlets. The reason is there are certain tasks which can easily be done using Esxcli cmdlets because there are no simple cmdlets available in PowerCLI for this. For example, if you want to re-signature a vmfs datastore, it is easier to use Esxcli than to use PowerCLI and vSphere API’s. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose This is the last one in the custom dashboard series. In part 1 of the series I had covered about what I wanted to achieve and the general structure of the dashboard. In the second part I covered how we actually built the custom dashboard and the user roles. In this part we will see the end result.Since I already mentioned that when logged in with Admin account I will be able to see more information that the end user. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose In the previous post I informed about the general structure of the dashboard. In this post I am going to go deeper and talk about how exactly I built the solution. For this I created a new dashboard by the name “Organization Details”. There is a very good and detailed blog by Jason Gaudreau on how to create a custom dashboard. So instead of re-inventing the wheel I have provided below a link to the blog. Info-Standard Read More
Purpose: Recently I had a request from a customer to build a custom Dashboard for vRealize Operations Manager for their environment. I thought of sharing my experience with you so that in the process I can show how to build a solution to a requirement. In doing so I will cover customization of vROps to a great extent. This is going to be a multi-part post. The requirement and environment is described below: Info-Standard Read More
Purpose If you are an admin who manages a vSphere environment then you are in the right place. How many times did you wish for a report that would give you a holistic view of capacity of your environment? Well, I know you can get that from vRealize Operations Manager, but what about a simple script which can give you similar information but in more compact form. Imagine logging in to your system in the morning and opening a HTML report which gives you at a glance information of your environment. Info-Standard Read More