PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX DFW Synchronization Script

Reading Time: 4 minutes At several EUC projects we have a testing Workspace ONE environment(s) where desktop image and application packaging takes place, and a production Workspace ONE environment where only tested and approved items from the test are released. The environments are separated into vCenter/NSX managers. Actually, the production ones are even more separated in management and two or … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX DFW Synchronization Script

PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX Horizon Jumpstart script ready to rumble

Reading Time: 5 minutes A few blog posts ago (https://www.pascalswereld.nl/2017/08/24/nsx-for-desktop-jumpstart-microsegmentation-with-horizon-service-installer-fling/) I wrote about using the Horizon Service Installer fling for adding Horizon services to NSX for Desktop. From that blog post, I have been continuing to evolve the services file with services, sections, and rules that will normally appear in an EUC solution with VMware products. I tried to maintain … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX Horizon Jumpstart script ready to rumble

Hello Hackathon VMworld EU!

Reading Time: 3 minutes This post first appeared as an article on the ITQ blog: https://itq.nl/hello-hackathon-vmworld-eu/ For the second year in a row, a hackathon was organized at VMworld Barcelona. The hackathon is mainly to provide the VMware {code} community with a fun and energizing space to “learn, code and connect” and create cool new things the world needs. And … Continue reading »Hello Hackathon VMworld EU!

PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX Desktop Jumpstart and process YAML (yml) config file

Reading Time: 7 minutes In my last blog post (https://www.pascalswereld.nl/2017/08/24/nsx-for-desktop-jumpstart-microsegmentation-with-horizon-service-installer-fling/) I wrote about using the Horizon Service Installer fling for adding Horizon services to NSX for Desktop. From that blog post I have been evolving the services file with services and rules that will normally appear in an EUC solution with VMware products. Not just sticking with Horizon 7, … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: PowerNSX Desktop Jumpstart and process YAML (yml) config file

PowerCLI Collection: Setting RDM PereniallyReserved flag on RDM LUNS used by MSCS Nodes that take a long time to scan or boot

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yeah that’s a lot information in the title, but this is actually what this PowerCLI script will do. Set the PereniallyReserved flag of RDMs storage devices that are shared between multi-server nodes. This happens with Microsoft Fail over cluster across boxes shared RDM’s. I returned from my vacation and one of the first questions / … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: Setting RDM PereniallyReserved flag on RDM LUNS used by MSCS Nodes that take a long time to scan or boot

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

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)

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

vCenter Collectors – Syslog and Dump collector (with some PowerCLI)

Reading Time: 4 minutes With stateless VMware Auto deploy hosts, or hosts with SD or USB Stick installation, these hosts typically do not have local storage attached. There will be no space assigned to the scratch partition for dumps and logs. Defaulted they will be stored in RAM (/tmp/scratch). After a reboot the /tmp will be cleared. We need … Continue reading »vCenter Collectors – Syslog and Dump collector (with some PowerCLI)