Powershell: Patching XenServer

Reading Time: 5 minutes And now for something different….. Last week I was tasked with the question to be able to automate applying multiple patches to a XenServer instead of admins doing the patching manually. Sure no problem, we can do this with Powershell. Requirements. I am using XE.exe from the XenCenter installer to control the XenServers. xe.exe needs … Continue reading »Powershell: Patching XenServer

vCenter Operations Manager Part 3: Nice, but yeah I’ve also got some other stuff to monitor

Reading Time: 6 minutes While consulting on using vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) I am often (or is this always) confronted with the current organizations monitoring product in place and/or the multiple components in the infrastructure. It is unknown that vCOPS can also be leveraged to `other than that VMware hypervisor’ infrastructure components. Or let it work together with other specialistic … Continue reading »vCenter Operations Manager Part 3: Nice, but yeah I’ve also got some other stuff to monitor

Design Choice: vCenter Windows or vCenter Server appliance?

Reading Time: 5 minutes A question that is again popping up lately is whether customers must go for the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or a Windows based vCenter system. Yes I have my favorite, but I will often go for the consultant answer: it depends. But on what does this depend? I will try and sum up some of … Continue reading »Design Choice: vCenter Windows or vCenter Server appliance?