Wednesday, November 3, 2010

VMware vSphere Health Check Report v4.1.4

Excellent script by William Lam which will check all aspects of your enviroment. The hardest thing about this is if your using PowerCli is having all the requirements installed.

  • vSphere SDK for Perl (formally VI Perl Toolkit) or VMware vMA 4.x+ (formally VIMA)

  • VMware vCenter 4.x+ and/or ESX(i) 4.x+

  • vMA is pretty easy just follow the steps under setup section from link below.


    Many thanks to William Lam.

    Have Fun!!!

    VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD Live Lab Tutorials

    VMware has released the VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD Live Lab Tutorials which can help you prepare for the actual exam.

    The VCAP4-DCA is directed toward System Administrators, Consultants and Technical Support Engineers who can demonstrate their skills in VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter technologies in relation to the datacenter.

    The VCAP-DCD is directed toward IT Architects and Consulting Architects who are capable of designing VMware solutions in a multi-site, large enterprise environment.

    10 Reasons to become a better professional

    Nice update from VMware Powercli Blog.

    Poweshell - Scripting - Tools

    Virtualization EcoShell is a freeware desktop application that uses Windows PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI to enable administrators to easily administer their environments with virtualizaiton PowerShell scripts.

    The hypervisors it supports are:

    VMware VI3 / VirtualCenter 2.5

  • VMware vSphere / vCenter 4.0

  • Microsoft Hyper-V

  • You can add what is called Powerpacks.

    You can download from;jsessionid=2672CFEEF5A1E6182C70E4AED896EF9C

    Handy Tool - Remote Desktop Manager

    Remote Desktop Manager is a tool that will manage all your remote connections and virtual machines.