Category Archives: VMware

GCVE – Connect to GCVE Components

When GCVE is provisioned, one of the initial configurations is to allow administrators to access the GCVE component management interfaces, including vCenter, NSX-T, HCX etc. This post is to summarize a few options to perform the connections.

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A Quick Glance of Google Cloud VMware Engine

Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) has been in market for a while, but this is the first time I get chance to take a closer look into the GCVE solution. For VMware enthusiast, Google did provide an impressive solution (same as AWS and Azure) to allow the existing on-premise VMware virtual machines to be transparently lift-and-shifted into public cloud environment.

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Replace vCenter certificate with customer issued cert via vSphere Client

For VCSA appliance, if a customer CA-signed certificate is required, there are two ways to generate the CSR and replace the certificate:

  1. VMware Certificate Manager in command; and
  2. Certificate Management in vSphere Client

The 1st option is commonly used and described as in below VMware KB article:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2112277

This post is to illustrate the second way by using vSphere Client.

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VMware vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode with Cisco HyperFlex

When configuring HyperFlex cluster, each HyperFlex cluster is required to register to a VMware vCenter server. For customer with multiple HyperFlex clusters and vCenter servers, VMware enhanced linked mode could be considered to reduce the management effort.

This post is to high light a few points when configuring Cisco HyperFlex with VMware vCenter enhanced linked mode.

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VMware vRealize Suite Overview

This is a simple post to introduce the VMware vRealize Suite for the first time user as a quick overview. This is a short version of product Overview and the figures in this post are from VMware public documents. The full documents are under below link:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Suite/index.html

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VMware PowerCLI Version 6.5.2+ Installation – Online/Offline

From VMware PowerCLI version 6.5.2 and above, the .exe installable package is not available from VMware download site. All the PowerCLI modules are available from https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/VMware.PowerCLI.

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This post is to highlight the online and offline installation procedure for PowerCLI version 6.5.2 and above.

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PowerCLI Script – VMware Storage vMotion Automation

I recently got a task to migrate more than 100 VMware virtual machine from one sets of datastores to another. In order to automate this process, I draft a simple PowerShell script to perform below tasks:

  1. Utilize CSV file as the input; and
  2. The maximum running parallel storage vMotion sessions can be controlled by input option, this is to avoid storage overhead and minimize the impact on the other running applications.

The script is as below:

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