#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. ...

#api #vcenter #vsphere

New vSphere 6.5 REST API and API Explorer

vSphere 6.5 (released last week) introduces a new REST API providing a much more modern, simplified and developer-friendly API. The areas covered by the REST API are currently limited to vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) management, Content Library and VM operations and lifecycle (check below for a more complete list). Also, to make our life easier, this new API is self-documented via an API Explorer embedded in the vCenter Server Appliance. ...

#nsx #sddc #software-defined #vcenter #vsphere

Load Balance VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) with NSX 6.2

Introduced with vSphere 6, the Platform Services Controller (PSC) provides several core services, such as Certificate Authority, License service and Single Sign-On (SSO). Multiple external PSCs can be deployed serving one (or more) service, such as vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager or vRealize Automation. When deploying the Platform Services Controller for multiple services, availability of the Platform Services Controller must be considered. In some cases, having more than one PSC deployed in a highly available architecture is recommended. ...

#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. ...