Script to take hosts out of maintenance mode in vCenter & vROPs

On occasion, I’ve noticed that people can sometimes forget to take a host out of maintenance mode in vROPs after completing some work in vCenter. I have created a short PowerCLI script that will pull a list of hosts from a specified CSV file, connect to your vCenter & vROPs then exit the listed hosts

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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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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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Quickly add additional disks to your VMs

You have the option of either using the variable $VM to specify multiple VMs that require the same disk configuration, or you can manually enter the VM name in its place #Specify VMs $vm = Get-VM “*VM Name*” #Add a thick provisioned, Eager Zeroed disk to 1 or more VMs: New-HardDisk -StorageFormat EagerZeroedThick -Controller “SCSI

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