List my hosts BIOS version

Today i was asked to confirm the BIOS version of all the hosts in a customers estates to allow them to plan an upgrade. Initially they had planned to check each iLO individually which would have been extremely time consuming, fortunately, there is a quick PowerCLI method: get-vmhost | select name, @{N=” Model”;E={($_ | get-view).hardware.systeminfo.Model}},

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vExpert 2020

It is with great pleasure that i can announce i have been selected in this years vExpert Program. Over the past 18 months i have tried to increase my engagement in the vCommunity by writing new blog posts, engaging on Twitter/LinkedIn and by assisting on the VMTN forums where possible. Going forward im going to

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Upgrading SharePoint 2013

SharePoint CU Upgrade process Overview ALWAYS USE THE INSTALL ACCOUNT – It will make your life a lot easier.Download all CU files inc cab files and store in a single folder – See Step 1Backup Everything – See Step 2Confirm there are no pre-existing errors & gather information about environment such as Farm Administrator login

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VMs with Ballooned or Swapped memory

Here is a short script that will list all VMs that have Swapped & Ballooned Memory, it can be useful for tracking down VMs experiencing performance issues on clusters running into contention issues get-vm | select name, @{N=’MemoryMB’;E={$_.MemoryMB}}, @{N=’SwappedMemory’;E={$_.ExtensionData.Summary.QuickStats.SwappedMemory}}, @{N=’Ballooned’;E={$_.ExtensionData.Summary.QuickStats.BalloonedMemory}} | Where {$_.SwappedMemory -ne “0” -or $_.Ballooned -ne “0”} | ft  239 total views

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CPU Overcommitment

While I know there are a 1000 blog posts out there talking about CPU overcommitment, I felt compelled to write my own following a conversation I had recently. Me: “I’ve noticed you’re running 6.25:1 overcommitment ratio. Have you looked into how your VMs are performing recently? Customer: “No, the hosts CPU doesn’t look busy and

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