VMware Cloud Cred. Its real fun!!

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PowerCLI to see the windows guest IPv4 Network Details.

Its a tiny script to find the IP address, DNS and WINS server of a windows VM. Its an example for invoking guest scripts through PowerCLI.

Save few seconds when you connect to the View desktop.

By adding few parameters to View Client shortcut we can save some time daily while connecting to the desktop. Follow the below mentioned steps if the domain login credential for View desktop and local machine are same.

1. Right click the View Client shortcut and select Properties.
2. If the View client installation is done at the default directory then the Target will be like this.

“C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\wswc.exe”

Append parameters  -loginascurrentuser, -server, -desktopname  and -interactive to Target.
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PowerCLI one-liner to find the VM which has Raw access to a particular LUN

We had a requirement to find the VM with RDM which holds specific naa ID. The following one-liner made our task easy.

PowerCLI sccript for exporting VM details to HTML

Its a simple script for exporting VM details to HTML format. The HTML report created will be saved into the folder with the name of current month. It will help in generating a daily report with the help of Windows Task Scheduler. Refer this article for scheduling PowerCLI script.

Following details will be collected.

1. No of VMs in the vCenter.
2. No of Hosts connected in vCenter.
3. PowerState of VMs, IP address, Base ESX host, Cluster Name.
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Manually Injecting the Xsigo Host Drivers into the ESXi 5.0 Update 1 Bundle

Xsigo released the latest host driver ‘5.2.1-ESX’ http://www.xsigo.com/support/auth/_downloads/_files/docs/521-GA/Release_Notes_V521_ESXi-50_RevA_080312.pdf for ESXi 5 and ESXi 5 Update 1. Release notes for driver has details about the process for injecting the driver into ESXi image manually. There are few steps missing in it which will create problems for the first time VMware PowerCLI users. We’ve written a script to ease your task.

1. Download and install VMware PowerCLI 5.0https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=PCLI50&productId=229.

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Upgrade to VMware vShield Endpoint1.0U3 using CLI


In recent past, one of the hosts in Data-centre PSODed with the following Stack Trace. <snip> VMware ESX 4.1.0 [Releasebuild-502767 X86_64] #PF Exception 14 in world 4217:helperNN-N IP 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn addr 0xd8 …. 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]VFileFilterReconnectWork@esx:nover+0x67 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]WorkInvoke@vmkernel:nover+0x2b 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]helpFunc@vmkernel:nover+0x53e </snip> As mentioned in the KB 2009452 … Continue reading