How to Remote execute scripts inside a VM in vSphere

Purpose Hello All, Hope you are doing well. Today I want to talk about remotely executing scripts inside a VM which is hosted in vSphere environment. Recently I received the following requirement from a colleague for a customer. Environment: 1. Customer has hundreds of VMs 2. A particular application is running in many of the VM’s which crea Automation PowerCLI How to

How to access and utilize ESXCLI from PowerCLI

Purpose Today I am going to talk about an interesting feature of PowerCLI. Through PowerCLI you can utilize the full functionalities of ESXCLI commands. Question is why would you like to access Esxcli commands from PowerCLI cmdlets. The reason is there are certain tasks which can easily be done using Esxcli cmdlets because there are no simple cmdle Automation PowerCLI How to

vRealize Operations Manager CUSTOM DASHBOARD - Part 3

Purpose This is the last one in the custom dashboard series. In part 1 of the series I had covered about what I wanted to achieve and the general structure of the dashboard. In the second part I covered how we actually built the custom dashboard and the user roles. In this part we will see the end result.Since I already mentioned that when logged i vRealize Operations How to

vRealize Operations Manager CUSTOM DASHBOARD - Part 2

Purpose In the previous post I informed about the general structure of the dashboard. In this post I am going to go deeper and talk about how exactly I built the solution. For this I created a new dashboard by the name “Organization Details”. There is a very good and detailed blog by Jason Gaudreau on how to create a custom dashboard. So instead of vRealize Operations How to

vRealize Operations Manager CUSTOM DASHBOARD - Part 1

Purpose: Recently I had a request from a customer to build a custom Dashboard for vRealize Operations Manager for their environment. I thought of sharing my experience with you so that in the process I can show how to build a solution to a requirement. In doing so I will cover customization of vROps to a great extent. This is going to be a multi-pa vRealize Operations How to

vSphere Capacity Report

Purpose If you are an admin who manages a vSphere environment then you are in the right place. How many times did you wish for a report that would give you a holistic view of capacity of your environment? Well, I know you can get that from vRealize Operations Manager, but what about a simple script which can give you similar information but in more Automation PowerCLI

vSphere Security Check Script

Purpose Dear Readers, Its been long since I have written a blog. But as promised, we will collaborate here and continue to work towards making the scripts more stable and incorporate more features into it. Towards that goal I am writing this blog. When run, the script will automatically check whether security best practices are implemented in a vSp Automation PowerCLI

Basics of Virtualization - Part B

Purpose In earlier Basics of Virtualization - Part A I talked about what is virtualization. In this post I am going to talk about types of Virtualization and their difference. Virtualization Areas: Nowadays virtualization is applicable to everything. As mentioned in the earlier post: Even something as simple as partitioning a hard drive is consid General