PowerCLI Collection: Back up the ESXi configuration (and restore it)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I happen to run in to vSphere environments without Enterprise plus, or need to implement vSphere environments where for example budget is a constrain, and one or more other limiting factors are there for having Enterprise Plus. When we don’t have a vSphere edition supporting Host Profiles, Auto Deploy and Distributed switches, we need to have … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: Back up the ESXi configuration (and restore it)

vCenter Operations Manager Part 2: How to interpret the metrics?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the first part of writing about vCenter Operations Manager, or vCOPS for short, I handled the architecture and installation of vCOPS. You can read that part at https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/84944390488/installing-vcenter-operations-manager. As I also visit customers that have vCOPS in place, but don’t know how to use it. I want to follow up with an article on … Continue reading »vCenter Operations Manager Part 2: How to interpret the metrics?

PowerCLI Collection: Reporting to HTML

Reading Time: 6 minutes Another PowerCLI for the collection, this time a returning job of creating reports of the environment with specific information requested by Service Delivery or other IT management report. Basic PowerCLI (and with that basic powershell) outputs to the screen, but there are several cmdlets to help and export to a different output; in this case … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: Reporting to HTML

Introduction to Automation via vCenter Orchestrator – Part 2 Installation and initial configuration

Reading Time: 5 minutes This post is a follow up from my previous post about the introduction to the vCenter Orchestration and it’s architecture within the vCenter system infrastructure. The first part can be found at https://www.pascalswereld.nl/post/84118414428/introduction-to-automation-via-vcenter-orchestrator. This part will handle the installation options and the initial configuration before starting to use the system. Installation For the installation of … Continue reading »Introduction to Automation via vCenter Orchestrator – Part 2 Installation and initial configuration

Installing vCenter Operations Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutes A yes, I want a little PowerCLI and more vOrchestrator, but my next task brings me vCenter Operations Manager. Also a very handy, must have, excellent tool for every vSphere administrator/engineer/architect. Here goes. Introduction vCenter operations manager is the key component of the vCenter Operations Management Suite. It provide a holistics view and deep operational … Continue reading »Installing vCenter Operations Manager