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VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

  • eleanor 

VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam Who am I? Hello, my name is Eleanor, I am a 24 year-old women working for VMware I passed my VCP-NV 2020 recently and thought it might be helpful to write a couple of posts about it. Getting Started It’s important to understand the fundamentals in networking before beginning your journey to VCP-NV certification. Obviously, you need a good grounding in NSX! There are a number of different ways… Read More »VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts If you follow this blog you’ll know that I like to keep track of useful snippets and scripts that can be used to fix any issues flagged during environment health checks.  You can find other healthcheck remediation scripts to Disconnected connected CDs, Set DCUI and ESXi Shell interactive timeouts and configure VM isolation settings here.  Scripts on how to detect thick or thin layouts for VMDKs can be found here.… Read More »More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS I’ve been working with someone recently who has not been able to download packages to virtual centre via HTTPS because their existing proxy works via HTTP. Wait back up a second, can we create https connections via http proxy servers? Short answer is yes. and I’m going to paraphrase user cyker from a stack overflow thread as to how. “HTTPS uses SSL/TLS to ensure end-to-end security,… Read More »VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

  • simon 

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks I was helping out someone today who needed to identify how to detect thick disks.  They wanted to find out what disks on their VMware vSAN storage had been provisioned as ‘thick’. They’d been working to a standard where everything should have been deployed as a ‘thin’ disk.  However, during an extended period of importing virtual machines they had discovered that many of the source VMs had… Read More »VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline

  • simon 

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline Recently the VMware Skyline team announced a raft of new features and improvements to the VMware Skyline service.  Building improvements into Log Assist, adding support for IPv6, new options within findings and recommendations, optional additional checks for https connections and UX improvements.  The full release notes can be found here.  I’d written a little about VMware Skyline last year, I thought it was time to revisit. This post is… Read More »Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline

Appliance Down! Emergency Mode! failed to start file system check

Appliance Down! Emergency Mode! failed to start file system check. My lab had a little hi-cough the other day, I’d managed to fill the management vSAN partition…  Never a good idea.  Whilst I managed to recover space and bring VMs back online one VM greeted me with the following screen… Luckily I’d seen this behaviour before and knew roughly what to do – something I was able to validate by reviewing this KB article.  What… Read More »Appliance Down! Emergency Mode! failed to start file system check

PowerShell: Searching guestinfo.appinfo for an Application or Service

  • simon 

PowerShell: Searching guestinfo.appinfo for an Application or Service VMware Tools 11 can be configured to collect information of running services inside a virtual machine.  When the information is captured it is stored in the advanced setting guestinfo.appinfo.  I’ve written about this before and how that information can be exported to a CSV and transformed with PowerBI to visualise application data in the data centre. This data often provides a significant challenge to get at using… Read More »PowerShell: Searching guestinfo.appinfo for an Application or Service

Exporting vROPs Alert and Symptom Definitions as CSV

Exporting vROPs Alert and Symptom Definitions as CSV I saw a question over on VMTN asking how to export Alert and Symptom definitions from vROPs from the GUI.  It is perfectly possible to do that with vROPs 8.1, but you are going to need to go through page after page of definitions and export them one page at a time.  The exported format is also XML. This is much much easier with access to the… Read More »Exporting vROPs Alert and Symptom Definitions as CSV

Workload Management NSX-T 3 – Unable to access CLI tool download page

Workload Management NSX-T 3 – Unable to access CLI tool download page When deploying workload management into your vSphere infrastructure with NSX-T 3 you may encounter an issue where it is not possible to access the vSphere hosted site to download the kubectl-vsphere binary. The fix for this issue is documented in this VMware Cloud Foundation documentation As stated in the article when deploying Workload Management, the route maps created on the NSX-T Edge Tier-0… Read More »Workload Management NSX-T 3 – Unable to access CLI tool download page

Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

  • simon 

Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster One of the great parts of my job is that I get to collaborate and learn from some seriously clever folk in my team and across the company.  Over the past few weeks I’ve been working in the same lab as Dean Lewis.  We’ve been exploring Cloud Foundation 4, Tanzu, Bitnami, Openshift and how those components integrate with the existing VMware SDDC portfolio. Tanzu… Read More »Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster