PowerCLI in the Cloud

Those who are active with PowerCLI sessions at VMWorld, you may still be having in your mind the mention of a vCloud snapin coming soon. It is going to be the first Powershell snapin that allows administration of your hybrid … Read More

Import OVF/OVA: No datastore found on target in vCenter Server 5.1

Most of the time when you want to import your lab environment, most of the time we use folders to organize the datastores. But this is not the same when you want to import an OVF/OPVA template to one of … Read More

VMware trademark guide

VMware trademark guide a very important resource for bloggers, technical writer .VMware employees and partners who have less interest in blogs .the guide is intended to provide guidance regarding the VMware brand names that tend to draw the greatest interest. … Read More

vShield Edge Version Discovery with PowerCL

It has become clear that when upgrading your vShield manager, the shield edge devices will not be upgrade until you restart them. Sometimes we are caught in a situation where you need to do manual  scheduled upgrades , then you … Read More

VMware releases vSphere powerCLI 5.5 R2

There was some new release of vSphere PowerCLI 5.5(Build 1649237) wich was shared by Alan Renouf on facebook . The new R2 has the following features per the release notes: Access to the vCenter Server SRM public API (Connect-SRMServer and … Read More

Configuring SNMP Traps for ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x

Details To generate virtual machine and environmental traps from ESXi/ESX 3.5, 4.x, and 5.x hosts, you must configure and enable the embedded SNMP agent. You cannot use the Net-SNMP-based agent to generate these traps, although it can receive GET transactions … Read More

30 VMware vSphere Performance Tips

You most likely chose VMware’s vSphere as your virtualization solution due to it’s reputation as a solid and performant product; however, without proper attention and optimization you will not fully utilize the capabilities of the platform.  There’s a multitude of optimizations that … Read More

VMware shares data on bandwidth, sync times, and RPOs with vSphere Replication

Was very interesting that I have got some data to share with you that comes from usage of Site Recovery Manager with real systems and VMs.  I often get asked to provide generic guidance on vSphere Replication and usually answers … Read More