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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. ...

#psc #sso #vcenter

ERROR_TOO_MANY_NAMES message during vCenter Server 6 Deployment

I deployed vCenter Server Appliance 6 (vCSA) several times last week: I had to use the wizard to be able to control and troubleshoot communications to the existing Platform Services Controller (PSC) on each steps, which I couldn’t do with the integrated command-line installer. I ended up quickly with an error during the deployment: “Firstboot script execution error”. I already had two PSC nodes deployed in HA (behind a load balancer) and I was trying to deploy a vCSA that would connect to them. ...

#network #psc #sso #vcenter

How-to do a tcpdump on vCenter Server Appliance?

I was doing some troubleshooting around the new Platform Services Controller (PSC) in HA mode in vSphere 6 and I needed to validate session persistence across PSC nodes. Nothing is better than using tcpdump to check network traffic coming in and out from both nodes. mynewshinyvcsa6:~ # tcpdump bash: tcpdump: command not found What? What do you mean by “command not found”? :) In fact, tcpdump and netcat are present but not installed by default (for security reasons). ...