Calculate Cluster Load vSphere powershell script / function

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HPE Stackato 3.4.2 / 3.6.2 cloud deployment automated for vSphere – Powershell

Share This: Build template: In order to run the Invoke-VMscript cmdlet, we need to spin up stackato VM from ovf, install VMware tools, run some recent updates/patches and save this VM as template. Deploy stackato VM from OVF Open VM Console and configure OS: Login with stackato/stackato Reset stackato password to stackato123 using passwd Change […]
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Update all Host profiles from reference host script

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Enable / Disable alerts on ESXi Cluster script

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Configure all vDS port groups as Elastic script – vSphere 6.0 (vds 5/5.5)

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Tested on vSphere 6.0u1 vDS 5 and 5.5, Nov 2016
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vBlock upgrade: Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM upgrade guide – example target version 5.2(1)SV3(1.5a)

Share This: Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM upgrade 1.Download the necessary files from VCE portal based on your target RCM 2.Verify all the prerequisites on Cisco documentation: (here’s the example for version we are upgrading to 5.2(1)SV3(1.5a) http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/5_2_1_s_v_3_1_5a/install_upgrade/guide/b_Cisco_N1KV_VMware_Install_and_Upgrade_Guide_521SV315a/b_Cisco_N1KV_VMware_Install_and_Upgrade_Guide_521SV314a_chapter_010.html#d8382e1765a1635 3.Make sure there is sufficient space on active and standby VSM: Log into active VSM check active VSM disk space: […]
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vSphere 6u2 permissions vs perl SDK API calls.

Share This: Prior to upgrading to vSphere 6  (running 5.5) my user account had a read-only privileges on the vSphere object, Datacenter object, as well as some grater rights on clusters, vDS and datastore. Using Perl SDK to deploy new VM’s – vmcreate.pl worked fine. PowerCLI C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\apps\vm> perl .\vmcreate.pl –url https://vCenterServer.local:443/sdk/webService –filename C:\Sc ripts\XMLVM.xml –schema C:\Scripts\Schema.xsd […]
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vCloud Director RESTapi using powershell to disable org,orgvdc and poweroff vApps

Share This: Script written to automate vCD cancellation process using powershell and REST. It takes vcd and organization as input and cancel that customer in multi tenant environments. By cancel I mean disable org,orgvcd and power off all existing vApps.

Any questions let me know! Enjoy.
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Powershell & SSH-Module – automated ssh/sshd configuration changes for multiple nodes

Share This: This script uses powershell ssh module and provides a quick way for global configuration changes if puppet/chef etc is not available in your environment. Below is an example of ssh/sshd changes. Moreover using invoke-sshcommand can perform any  action / pass parameters to the shell.

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Powershell,ovftool & powercli unattended deployment Tips

Share This: Typical vCC deployment command syntax is:

Here’s how to obtain some of those parameters (PowerCLI): Get host from specific cluster:

Get datastore with most free space for specific cluster:

Get network with specific content/prefix:

Have fun!
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