WebCommander Walnut Installation Walk-through

Reading Time: 6 minutes In a previous blog post from a far away history, I wrote about the WebCommander Fling (https://www.pascalswereld.nl/2013/10/30/webcommander/). Man that one is from 2013, I have been putting blog posts out there for a while now, hope you did find something useful on the blog….. Anyhow back to this one. The WebCommander developer reached out in … Continue reading »WebCommander Walnut Installation Walk-through

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

Introduction to Automation via vCenter Orchestrator – Yes you can!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Introduction Automation is something that was started in the industrial revolution. It introduces processes to automate repeating tasks so that quality is maintained or even better (by designing, testing and debugging the process), and minimal or nil human intervention is needed. If you can repeat it, automate it. Well not all, don’t repeat failures, issues … Continue reading »Introduction to Automation via vCenter Orchestrator – Yes you can!

Learning Puppet – getting the Puppet learning VM

Reading Time: 2 minutes While trying to learn Puppet you should probably first want to know what Puppet is. What is Puppet and what can we do? Puppet is an automation configuration management tool from Puppet Labs. It’s supports automation cross-platform, for example in several OS like Windows, Linux but there is also VMware vCenter integration. With its integration with … Continue reading »Learning Puppet – getting the Puppet learning VM

PowerCLI collection – Changing PSP

Reading Time: < 1 minute On storage controllers in combination vSphere 5.x multi path IO, path selecting policy should be Round Robin (always check if your storage supports this). When receiving the LUN it happens that those PSP are defaulted to Fixed. You can change the PSP policies of all attached storage with this PowerCLI oneliner (Round Robin in the … Continue reading »PowerCLI collection – Changing PSP

PowerCLI collection – Adding hosts to inventory

Reading Time: < 1 minute With several projects at several sites I have come along a nice list of powerCLI oneliners or scripts. I wanted a place to have these scripts in a handy catalogue online, maybe share and learn on some blogging skills (or be a little louder than only 140 characters). I know there are probably already place … Continue reading »PowerCLI collection – Adding hosts to inventory