Using Ubiquiti Networks in the home and lab

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I first deployed Ubiquiti networks¬†(Ubnt) equipment around twelve month ago. The Cisco SMB access point I had bought, never really lived up to my expectations, and I had now gotten so fed up with it that a new solution was needed. Looking around people was talking and recommending Ubiquiti’s access points. At the time the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Pro has not been released yet. So I waited some time for it to come in stores and bought two at the same time. This was only the beginning after that success, two other Ubiquiti product has entered my home and […]

Troubleshooting vRops Authentication problems

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I have from time to time some issues with getting vRops authentication working correctly or applying the correct rights to the user such as they are able to do the assigned tasks. To help troubleshoot these kinds of issues. I always jump to Log Insight to get a full understanding of the issue. Well you could jump into vRops nodes and do it via linux. I just find this a lot easier, if you ask me. As Log Insight isn’t tuned to understand vRops authentication. I have had to do a little digging my self. As it turns out, and […]

NordicVMUG is coming up

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It that time of the year again. It getting cold outside and you need to find the warmth, what better place to go than NordicVMUG and be in the good company of peer nerds. Once again this year, the agenda is packed with cool sessions. There are three types for speakers at these events, peer nerds (like Nicolai Sandager, Simon Eady and me), VMware Tech marketing people (like Cormac Hogan, Duncan Epping and Mike Foley) and sponsors (too many to list), which is how this event stays free of charge for all. The agenda can be found here Highlights I […]

Installing vRealize Network Insight

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  Network security has been at hot topic for years. In comes NSX along with micro-segmentation and one would think that security couldn’t be any hotter, but you’ll be wrong! Que vRealize Network Insight. This is the new black that everyone has been talking about and demoing. Who am I to not join in on the fun. If you want a short introduction to vRealize Network Insight please have a look at the article I did for Starwind. You got SDN, now what vRealize Network Insight architecture vRealize Network Insight consists of two VMs. The vRealize Network Insight Platform VM […]

Delete claimrules via PowerCLI

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Had to mask storage in an older environment. As soon as that was done and storage were removed, then the clean up starts. I could have done all this by hand, but where is the fun in that. Instead I created this little script below which removes all claimrules with a rule number greater than 101 and lower than 65535. Of course this should go without saying. You need to know what you are doing and that there is no claimrules between 101-65535 that is crucial to your environment. Deleting claimrules like this shouldn’t be taking lightly. Well, I had […]

Deploy appliances via PowerCLI

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Needed to deploy some appliances. I could have done that via a client, but it some what cumbersome and requires you to sit a wait for every step. Why not deploy appliances via Powercli? It’s easy, fast and requires only a few lines of commands. The PowerCli cmdlet is called “Import-VApp”. The cmdlet lets you specify fields like Source, Name and OvfConfiguration. The tricky part here is to know which OvfConfiguration parameters are needed. An OVA file is just a zip file with the vmdk and configuration files in it. It can simply be opened with a tool which supports […]

Log Insight API calls Appendix

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This is not a too lengthy blog post. It basically a copy/paste of routes file which is part of the Log Insight API. I have include both the 3.3 and 3.6 version, for comparisons. This is only meant as an educational blog post. It will give you an idea to what is possible with the Log Insight API, not just query wish, but also management wish. In order to make this work you have to follow the general guidelines for the Log Insight API and how to connect to it. As I haven’t done a Log Insight API blog post […]

New in vRops 6.3 – Cluster Management API

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One of the new features in vRops 6.3 is the documentation and I assume support for the Cluster Management API aka Casa API. I have in the past documented some of these Cluster Management API calls. In blog posts such as, vRops undocumented API calls which is from vRops 6.2 or Exploring vRops Internal API going even further back. Luckily for us all, the vRops team have now added documentation to the Casa API, making it even easier for all to consume. First things first. How do you access it. Just like the regular API the documentation is contained within […]

esx.problem.net.vmknic.ip.duplicate – Hunting for MAC

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Log Insight is a very powerful tool to monitor your environments health status. One of my favorite dashboards to is the “General – Problems” dashboard, which is part of the¬† “VMware – vSphere” content pack. It comes with Log Insight per default. Because there you can get a great overview of any problems that might be in your vSphere environment. One of the problems you might see is the “esx.problem.net.vmknic.ip.duplicate” or as it can be seen in the pie chart “net.vmknic.ip.duplicate”. This problem basically tells you there’s an misconfiguration in your environment. Two VMK nics have the same IP address […]

vRops undocumented API calls

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Over time I have had the please of using different API calls to vRops. To begin with a lot around the official vRops API, as can be seen here. Some of it was documented in the internal API some were not which can be seen here. In this blog post I explorer some more API calls. The calls here is of a different nature. Were as the prior was around doing precis calls to get a specific result. These call are of a more generic nature. These have to do with the vRops environment. These calls can be used to […]