#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. ...

#dellemc #homelab #storage #unity #vsa #vsphere

EMC UnityVSA: a free storage for your lab

…or should I say Dell EMC UnityVSA? :) EMC released the new midrange storage array Unity at EMC World last year. Available in 3 different options (Unity All Flash, Unity Hybrid Flash and UnityVSA), the Unity product line was built as a replacement for VNX and VNXe use cases. Unity features multiple integration points with virtualization technologies that are used in datacenters today such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. ...

#backup #operations #vsphere

Nakivo Backup & Replication, What's New in v7?

Nakivo is a solution for VMware backup, replication and recovery. It offers image-based VM backup (onsite, offsite or to Amazon cloud), replicate VM to create and maintain identical copies of source VMs on distant ESXi hosts, provide instant VM recovery or granular recovery (files, Active Directory or Exchange objects), and so on. Nakivo Backup & Replication is designed to to be easily plugged into virtual and cloud environments: the 1st time I tried it, I only needed 30 minutes to download the OVA, deploy the product, configure it and do my first backup (see screenshot below). ...

#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. ...