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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[Error] Cluster has not been prepared or mapped to a vds in vsm – vCloud Director / vSM / vCNS

Share This: Environment: vC 5.5 vSM 5.5.4 vCD 5.5.0 Initially deploying vCD in vSphere environment you may come across this error when checking out vCD network pools (VXLAN). VXLAN is an overlay technique and encapsulates layer 2 in layer 3, (some more info can be found here – good article  http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/11/02/vxlan-use-cases/) By now you probably […]
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[Error] vCloud Director ‘no access to entity’ to add vApp template from public catalog

Share This: Environment vC 5.5, vCD 5.5.4 Scenario: VMware vCD org has vSM-template which is shared with ‘ALL Organisations’ When login in as IT Department org admin and attempting to add this template to it’s cloud the error ‘no access to entity’ pops out. This looks to already have been documented in http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2063431 Log back in as system […]
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Cloud Navigator GUI tool – autoit

Share This: Unfortunately can’t share source code for this project. this GUI tool provides streamlined access to cloud customer environment. User is requested to provide certain variables when the tool is launched. Once those are read, script dynamically builds up the GUI environment and sets target variables to relevant resources providing one-click access to given resource.
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