How I Learned to Love the vSphere Web Client

This guest post is by Melissa Palmer who blogs at vmiss.net, where you can find her back catalogue of posts. Melissa was the creative (evil) genius behind the scenarios for the Virtual Design Master Challenge. Find out more about the guest blogger program here.

A few months ago I decided to go all in on the vSphere Web Client. I was one of those people that wasn’t a huge fan of ESXi when the Service Console was dropped, so I decided to take a different approach here and embrace it. The verdict? I like it. A lot. I’ve gotten so used to it, that when @DiscoPosse and I tried to do a Test Track at VMworld, I had a bad time. I kept on saying “but I know exactly how to do this in the Web Client!”, and of course, it was iSCSI. So it was a really bad time. As I write this and wait for my vCenter to reboot, I’m actually using the C# Client to access the host, and I can’t wait to get back to the web client.Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 5.51.07 PM

(Bye bye!  Might as well bite the bullet and get used to not using it)

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POWERCLI – VIRTUAL MACHINES RUNNING ON VDISK IN RELATIONSHIP, IBM SVC

This guest post is by Steven Kang who blogs at ssbkang.com, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. Find out more about the guest blogger program here.

INTRODUCTION

Recently, I wrote a PowerCLI script to audit which virtual machines are running on vDisks in relationship. With this report, I could correct naming convention of both VMFS volumes and vDisks and find out which VMFS volumes are not in relationship.

In this blog post, I will be going through:

  • Products Used
  • Script & Explanation
  • Sample Output

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PowerShell Plug-in for vCO Part 1 – Installation

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This post is by Steven Kang who blogs at ssbkang.com, where you can find his back catalogue of posts.

Introduction

VMware vCenter Orchestrator (hereafter vCO) was deployed a few weeks back and it’s been decided to deploy PowerShell plug-in for advanced automation workflows. Due to the lack of documentation, it wasn’t straightforward installing & configuring PowerShell host. In this post, I would like to share my experience with you.

For those of you who’s not familiar with vCO, the following documentations would be helpful. Also, attaching PowerShell plug-in documentation.

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