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DevOps Docker VMware

Deploying containers with persistent storage in VMware environments

In my last blog post I described how to install the VMware Plugin for Docker.  Now we will deploy an environment and show how we can use a persistent storage volume across containers. Build a new volume for a container docker volume create –driver-vmdk –name BusyBox1 -o size=2gb You can check the volume with docker […]

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DevOps Docker VMware

Leveraging the VMware Docker Plugin in your environment

You may have heard that VMware released a docker plugin. This plugin allows the developers use persistent storage and store it in the VMware datastore while allowing IT Administrators the capability to manage their environment their way. In this post I will go thru the steps to add the all the components to the ESXi […]

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Exchange Lync VMware

Automated Creation of VMware PortGroups

I was working on creating a new lab environment for Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013. I decide to create a couple of new portgroups with VLANs on all the ESXi servers. the task was going to be repeated 30 times so I decided to spend a little time creating a script to automate the process of […]

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Virtualization VMware Windows

Configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 VM on ESXi 5

This configuration is not a supported in production. This is a tutorial for IT Pros to build a Lab environment with Windows 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 Login to your VMware environment. Create a new VM Select to configure a custom VM Select the name for your Hyper-V server and the datacenter in the VMware […]

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VMware

ESXi 5 Update procedure without Update Manager

If you have to update an ESXi 5 host and you do not have update manager or will like to automate the process. Here are 6 steps that you can follow to apply the updates. Transfer update via vifs to datastore vifs –server x.x.x.x –put filename.zip “[datastore1]filename.zip” List the file copied vifs –server x.x.x.x –dir [datastore1] […]

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Virtualization VMware

vCenter Appliance and Sysprep tools

VMware vCenter Appliance provides the capability to manage your environment from a simple VM without the need to have another Windows server to manage the VMware vSphere Infrastructure. As this appliance is based on SUSE Linux; Where will you copy the Sysprep tools for your VM’s?  The location is /etc/vmware/sysprep  there you can copy the […]

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Virtualization VMware

VMware support documentation and 3rd party tools list

For all my friends and co-workers that constantly ask can you send me the links for that documentation. I will start compiling a list of all the support documents and tools I currently use for VMware virtualization technologies. Documentation VMware ESXi 5 documentation VMware vSphere 4.1 documentation Videos VMware TechPubs video library VMware Hot Add features VMware […]

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VMware

Vihostupdate.pl I/O error 17

While working to update several new ESXi 4.1 U1 servers I found and interesteing error. Everytime I tried to scan the host or apply an update I received this errors: C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl –server 19 2.168.190.94 –username root –password password –scan –bundle d:offline-bu ndledriver-offline_bundle.zip Error encountered:    Description – I/O Error (17) on […]

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SSL Virtualization VMware

Generate VMware View 2048bit SSL Cert

VMware View requires an SSL certificate in order to secure the traffic between the virtual desktop and the end point. The instructions in the guide do not include how to generate a 2048bit SSL certificate. Here are the steps to generate the strong key. Generate Key Store keytool -genkey -keysize 2048 -keyalg “RSA” -keystore keys.p12 […]

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PowerShell VMware

vCenter Inventory via PowerShell

It is great to be able to virtualize servers. Here is a simple script to gather the inventory of your vCenter server. You need the VMWare PowerCLI and PowerShell. Connect-VIServer {Virtual Center Machine} Get-Inventory | format-table Host, Name, PowerState -autosize > c:outputfile.txt