Validate/change SSH access to ESXi hosts

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This is another script that I’ve posted earlier this year on twitter and pastbin.   This script is very basic, it enables you to get the SSH status of a given vCenter or change it. It takes multiple input, meaning you will be able to stop and disable the service on all host with one command – Aswell as start or view the status of the hosts.   This should cover most use cases. An example would be to stop and disable the SSH service and then list new state in order to valid it. As it can be seen […]

vCops remote DB access

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UPDATE: I still get hit on this blog post – So just for the record this blog post is obsolete! If you are running vCops I suggest you upgrade to vRops asap and then take a look at my blog post around the vRops API – vRops API consumed with Powershell I posted this on twitter and postbin earlier this year, but now that I’ve got the site up and running, I thought I would write it here also. This started as a wish to get some of the data out of vCops in order to do a centralized capacity management. I […]

Enclosure Overview

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This is some thing I have been using for some time now and might expand upon some day. Well what is it, basically it draws and populate “blade enclosures” in excel. So why have I made this – Simply put to give an overview of our fault domains, more specific cluster fault domains. So why is this impotent at all, well we use a lot of money on redundancy – duplication every aspect of the infrastructure, we buy software like VMware(HA), F5 etc. to make sure we get the five nines, but there seems to less of a focus on […]

HP BIOS settings

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Over the last years I’ve see the same mistake repeated over and over again, to some extend it looks like a complete denial, and even though there have been multiple consultants looking at different performance related issues none of them had questioned whether the servers and their BIOS them self have been setup correctly. More often then not what I’ve seen is that the customer had made no effort to change any BIOS setup, sort of relying on the manufacturer some how knowing what the customer has planned to install on the server.   So hopefully the below will help correct […]

First post

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Some thoughts about why i’m here… So I’ve come to the conclusion that i do have something of value to share… It that it wasn’t easy – but one some times need a push and with is many great VMware bloggers, it can seem that theirs not a market for one more blogger, blogging about VMware.   But after much nagging Frank Brix finally got me convinced – Thanks buddy   So what i’m i going to fill this blog with – well i guess most of the work that i’m doing on a daily basis, so what is to […]