I thought I'd take a moment to write down some frustrations I've been having with VMware Host Profiles, and how I resolved it. Before I get into that, let's take a second to discuss what they're supposed to do, and how you can get it in your … [Continue reading] about VMware Host Profiles: compliance issue and fix
The other day I was looking at my virtual machines' VMware Tools status, and sadly, many of them are out of date. It seems like I spend a lot of my time on host patching, but the Tools update seems to fall by the wayside. Perhaps it's the disruption … [Continue reading] about Managing VMware Tools advanced options: PowerCLI
The time has finally come to retire the VESI (Virtualization Ecoshell) and install the latest PowerGUI (v2.3.0). I've known for a while now that the VESI's functionality was being merged back into PowerGUI. I've been putting it off for a bit while … [Continue reading] about Goodbye, VESI. Hello, PowerGUI!
One of my personal goals for 2011 is to increase my contributions to the VMware community at large. If you're visiting this site, you'll know that I tend to blog fairly regularly about PowerCLI and how I leverage it at my current employer. While I … [Continue reading] about RFC: What needs do you see in the VMware community?
In a previous post, I discussed my need to manage HA isolation response and restart priority settings on a per-VM level (separate from the cluster settings). This post is a continuation of that topic, but covers how to manage the VM Monitoring aspect … [Continue reading] about Managing VMware HA’s VM Monitoring: PowerCLI