VMware Infrastructure as Code with Brett Johnson (@brettjohnson008)

Brett Johnson introduces the concept of infrastructure as code, CD/CD pipeline, and Git best practices. Git Resources: Commitmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlY_hqvCmqY&list=PL2rC-8e38bUXloBOYChAl0EcbbuVjbE3t Git Documentation: https://git-scm.com/doc

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6-DCV Objective 10 with Ariel Sanchez (@arielsanchezmor)

Ariel Sanchez covers section 10 of the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization exam blueprint on administering and managing virtual machines. VCP6-DCV Objective 10 Video You can find Ariel on Twitter @Arielsanchezmor Originally published by ProfessionalVMware.com where you can check out all our past recordings and upcoming schedule.

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 4 with Mike Wilson (@IT_Muscle)

In this episode, Mike Wilson reviews section 4 of the VCP6 Foundation Exam blueprint, focusing on networking. VCP6 Foundation Exam Section 4 Video Objective 4.1 – Identify VM hardware versions and capabilities, VM access options (console, etc) – Demo includes create/configure templates and customization specs, edit virtual machines, deploy virtual machines and vApps Objective 4.2[…]

Installing FreeBSD 9.0 on vSphere 5

So, FreeBSD9 was released recently. While it’s not on the VMware HCL, the prior release 8.x is, so keep in mind while it works, support may get interesting if something goes sideways. Installing FreeBSD 9.0 Getting the bits I pulled the 2.1GB DVD ISO from here: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/ Choose the ISO that suits what your requirements.[…]

Finding Virtual Center Logs on Windows Server 2008

Well, if that wasn’t an SEO title, I’m not sure what is. Basically, I find myself often having to find this in either the VMware KB or via Google each time I need it. Where are the logs? C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter The problem you may run into however, is that the “ProgramData” folder is hidden by[…]

Useful Windows Commands for VM Administrators

Over the course of my travels, I’ve found that having a quick reference to random Windows commands is helpful. Here are two sets of commands I use often enough to be useful, but not often enough that I’ve committed them to memory: Managing IP Addresses from the CLI Netsh! – This one predates PowerShell on[…]

The Most Awesome PowerCLI Cmdlet You Aren’t Using

While all of PowerCLI is remarkable in both it’s power and ease of use, there are some cmdlets that do not get as much airtime as they deserve. One of those, is Invoke-VMScript. From Get-Help InvokeVMScript NAME     Invoke-VMScript SYNOPSIS     Executes the specified PowerShell script in the guest OS of each of the specified[…]