#cli #govc #operations #vsphere

OVA/OVF Deployment Using govc CLI

Deploying an OVA/OVF is a typical operation in a vSphere environment, and VMware administrators have plenty of options for that: using the VMware Web or HTML5 clients or techniques based on OVF Tool such as PowerCLI or Ansible. Recently, I have been using the govc CLI when I had to do a basic OVA deployment. Why precisely this method over a different one? Deploying OVA through the UI can be frustrating (especially when you have unknown errors, or after a vSphere upgrade) and time-consuming. ...

#management #operations #vsphere

Use VMware Tools Client to Interact with a VM without Network Connectivity

There are people playing with VMware products, others creating scripts or helping the community; you also have a completely different kind of people who are creating tools in their free time, such as Pierre. :) After developing the vROps notification plugin that allows to send REST request automatically when an alarm is triggered in vROps, or the VMware Certificate Toolkit, Pierre released yesterday the VMware Tools Client beta that allows you to interact with a VM without network connectivity. ...

#powercli #sso #vcenter

Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different SSO domains

This was me when I saw the Spotlight on the Move-VM Cmdlet including PowerCLI 6.5 Enhancements article as I spotted the new Move-VM native capabilities a couple months back. Well, not a big loss, but I could have published my script and this article a few weeks back. Cross-vCenter vMotion So, what’s the big deal here? vSphere environments are typically organized into data centers and clusters. The datacenter object is the highest building block of a vCenter hierarchy, and the highest-level logical boundary representing a vMotion domain. ...

#network #nsx #operations #sddc

Inspect your network with vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

VMware vRealize Network Insight 3.0.0 (formerly known as Arkin) is now generally available. vRNI delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security, with converged visibility across virtual and physical networks, planning and recommendations for micro-segmentation and operations management for NSX. This product is a new offering for VMware, and addresses the need for deeper, richer NSX operation and traffic analytics in the fast growing virtual networking market. Compared to Arkin, there are several new features being introduced with this release: ...