VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Poster

The poster features a bit of a new layout, but still features all of the cmdlets and some associated examples. It also calls out the PowerCLI Community Repository, along with some of what it contains thanks to our amazing community members, and some of the PowerCLI focused flings!   New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 Poster! […]

vSphere 6.5 Features Walk-through

This is a great resource that can come handy when you are trying to look at the newly released features for vSphere 6.5 or any other VMware product. I really liked this and has used it to do product walk-throughs of couple of products. Just sharing the link for those looking to know more about […]

Enable SSH for ESXi 6.0, VCSA 6.0 and NSX-v 6.2

To enable SSH for ESXi 6.0: Login to vCenter Server as a user with administrative privileges  (e.g. administrator@vsphere.local) Go to Hosts and Clusters and select the ESXi host. Go to Manage > Settings > Security Profile > Services. Click Edit and select SSH daemon. Click Start to enable SSH service and status changes to Running. For […]

Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 using vmware provided scripts (Part-3)

{ “__comments”: [ “Sample template to deploy a vCenter Server.” ], “deployment”: { “esx.hostname”:”192.168.2.162″, “esx.datastore”:”datastore1″, “esx.username”:”root”, “esx.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “deployment.network”:”VM Network”, “deployment.option”:”management-tiny”, “appliance.name”:”veevca01″, “appliance.thin.disk.mode”:true }, “vcsa”: { “system”: { “root.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “ssh.enable”:true, “ntp.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “platform.service.controller”:”veepsc01.test.net” }, “sso”: { “password”:”Pa$$word123″, “domain-name”:”test.local”, “site-name”:”Site1″ }, “networking”: { “ip.family”:”ipv4″, “mode”:”static”, “ip”:”192.168.2.56″, “prefix”:”24″, “gateway”:”192.168.2.1″, “dns.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “system.name”:”veevca01.test.net” } } }

Deploying vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 using vmware provided scripts (Part-2)

{ “__comments”: [ “Sample template to deploy a external Platform Services Controller.” ], “deployment”: { “esx.hostname”:”192.168.2.162″, “esx.datastore”:”datastore1″, “esx.username”:”root”, “esx.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “deployment.network”:”VM Network”, “deployment.option”:”infrastructure”, “appliance.name”:”veepsc01″, “appliance.thin.disk.mode”:true }, “vcsa”: { “system”: { “root.password”:”Pa$$word123″, “ssh.enable”:true, “ntp.servers”:”192.168.2.2″ }, “sso”: { “password”:”Pa$$word123″, “domain-name”:”test.local”, “site-name”:”Site1″, “first-instance”:true }, “networking”: { “ip.family”:”ipv4″, “mode”:”static”, “ip”:”192.168.2.55″, “prefix”:”24″, “gateway”:”192.168.2.1″, “dns.servers”:”192.168.2.2″, “system.name”:”veepsc01.test.net” } } }   Script for […]