IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi

My Redbook got published!   No, not that redbook!   My IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi Redbook got published. You can download it for free, the same as all IBM Redbooks. You can also buy it for instance from amazon. I don’t know why you would but you could. I did notContinue reading “IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi”

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Nutanix explained by Josh Odgers

My Australian buddy Josh Odgers – VCDX 90# explains Nuntanix. He likes to rub in my face that he has a lower VCDX number than me but remember we defended the same week in Toronto. Josh does a really great job explaining Nutanix, even I can understand. Great job! Take the time and watch thisContinue reading “Nutanix explained by Josh Odgers”

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vCO – Configure vMotion with Virtual Distributed Virtual Switch

Here is some code how to configure the vMotion address with a distributed virtual switch. Input parameter are my host and dvSwitch. I go through all portgroups and compare if it is called vmotion. If so I set IP and subnet. Hard coded so it is easier to understand, you probably want this also asContinue reading “vCO – Configure vMotion with Virtual Distributed Virtual Switch”

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vCO – Configure ESXi Syslog Server and more

In this example I configure some advanced setting on an ESXi host. Syslog server is just one of the. First I create a for loop to create my hostSetting array objects. Then late I fill them. Always the key and a value. You can check the ESXi host advanced setting in GUI for parameters. YouContinue reading “vCO – Configure ESXi Syslog Server and more”

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vCO – Configure NTP on ESX

In this example I set the NTP Server and then check if the NTP Service is running. If not I start it. //myhost is input parameter of type VcHostSystem //ntpServer is input parameter of type String[] (string array) var hostDateTimeConfig = new VcHostDateTimeConfig(); hostDateTimeConfig.ntpConfig = new VcHostNtpConfig(); hostDateTimeConfig.ntpConfig.server = ntpServer; //Set the ntp servers myhost.configManager.dateTimeSystem.updateDateTimeConfig(hostDateTimeConfig);Continue reading “vCO – Configure NTP on ESX”

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vCO – Many new workflows in Release 4.2.1

If you are using and older version of vCO you probably have not noticed that VMware has put a lot of work into new workflows. In my eyes VMware has learned their lesson. In vSphere 4 and vSphere 4.1 VMware had not released any workflows for their premium functions like Distributed Virtual Switches and HostContinue reading “vCO – Many new workflows in Release 4.2.1”

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