SDRS VM settings always set to fullyautomated with New-VM cmdlet

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New-VM cmdlet Came across an issue when doing deployment of VMs using the PowerCli cmdlet New-VM. If not specified and deployed into a datastore cluster, SDRS behavior will always be set to automated. Even if the datastore clusters default setting is set to something else. It seems weird to bypass the datastore clusters default settings and per default just set it to automated, but that is just how it is at the moment. Consider this to be a request to change default behaviour of the cmdlet, to always set the SDRS setting of the VM to default unless otherwise specified. […]

Using Veeam Cloud Connect API to create custom reports

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Hi Recently had a change to play a bit with the Veeam API in a Veeam Cloud Connect setup. I was quite a pleasure as the API is publicly well documented and over all well maintained. Had a single issue when I tried to install the Veeam Powershell snapin as it is created for Powershell version 2, and Powershell version 4 is the newest. Would be nice if that would get updated. I just jump over to another server which I knew had the snapin installed and started working on the script. The script is pretty basic, but does just […]

vSphere Optimization Assessment

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If you have not hear of vSphere Optimization Assessment(VOA), I do not blame you. It is one of the assessments VMware does not talk to much of. It is a partner tool(management pack for partner) used together with vRops. The title says it all, it is all about optimizing the resources you already have. So instead of always buying more hosts or storage, you can optimize your current environment and save money. The way it works is it utilises the intelligent of vRops with some new reports. Based on this report your VMware partner can give you a detailed overview […]

vRops – Super Metric enhancements

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One of the areas in where vRops 6.3 has been getting a huge improvement is Super Metrics. You can read about vRops 6.3 enhancements here: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/vrops-6-3-walkthrough-new-features#SuperMetricenhancements It might seem some what trivial – the enhancements. The addition of a few new operators. I guarantee you it is not, these new operators are a game changer for Super Metrics. Lets recap all the new operators Operators Function Example [] Array [A, B, C] == Equal 1==1 != Not equal 1!=2 < Less than 1<2 <= Less than or equal 1<=2 > Greater than 2>1 >= Greater than or equal 2=>1 || […]

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 […]