Deploy a vRealize Network Insight cluster using Lifecycle manager

The below steps assume you have an existing environment deployed and you’re simply wanting to add vRNI to it.Before you get started, please ensure that you have collected your IP information & have configured DNS entries for the platform and collector VMs. Log into vRLCM and go to the environments section: Find the environment you

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 2

This is part 2 of my “Upgrade your VCSA” instructions, to see part 1 click HERE 1.Click “Continue” to move onto the next stage 2. Stage 2 show now be highlighted, click Next 3. Select what data you need to migrate and upgrade. Copying performance metrics etc is optional. 4. Confirm all the details are

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 1

There’s no shortage of posts out there explaining how to upgrade your vCenter but seeing as I was upgrading from 6.7U3 to the recently launched 7, I thought I would run through the steps with you all. Note: Before you start the upgrade, please ensure you have done your due diligence and checked the VMware

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PowerCLI Code Capture

For those of us still relatively new to PowerCLI and working towards automating as many robotic tasks as possible, there is a handy tool in vCenter called Code Capture. This has been available since vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.7U2 in the developer centre so its not exactly new but a lot of people don’t realise

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Connect-VIServer “The SSL Connection Could Not be established”

A super quick post about an issue you’re only really likely to see the first time you use PowerCLI on a system. If youre vCenter is using a certificate that’s not trusted by your device you will see the error: “The SSL Connection could not be established, see inner exception” Fortunately, it’s a quick fix

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Reconfigure your VMs following a vSphere Replication Failover

Unfortunately were not always lucky enough to have an awesome product like SRM to manage DR for us and we have to make do with the tools we have available. While vSphere replication will allow you to automatically replicate VMs between sites, that’s about it… once you fail over, it can be a long manual

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Back up all VMhost configuration

Quick function that pulls the configuration from all of your vmhosts and saves its to a specified location. If you want to tie this down to a specific Datacenter or Cluster just specify it before “Get-VMHost” Function BackupHosts { $FilePath = Read-host ” Enter located to save files” foreach($esxcli in Get-VMHost){Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost $esxcli -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath

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