Category: VMware

VMworld US 2017

VMworld US is in a few weeks. This year I have been lucky to get a blogger pass from VMware. Every year I go to Barcelona, and if I can, also to VMworld US. For me VMworld US is more interesting. Why? One of the main reason why go to VMworld, is the Solution Exchange […]

Thursday August 3rd, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »

CLI install VMware vCenter server 6.5

Almost on every project I have worked on, I make an kickstart script for installing VMware ESXi. Although at first, it seems a lot of work. Using a kickstart script for installing VMware ESXi has many advantages: Every host is installed consistent. Elimination of human installations errors. Install script can be used as documentation. In […]

Thursday July 13th, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »

Reboot or shut down vSAN node: Take your time!

While working at a customer’s site, I notice that a system administrator wanted to reboot a vSAN node. The time it took to shutdown the node was too long (30+ min) for the system administrator, so he used iDRAC to hard reset the host. I asked him, why he just didn’t wait until the host […]

Tuesday June 13th, 2017 in VMware, VSAN | No Comments »

Migrating a datacenter with PowerCLI – Introduction

For the last few months, I have been working on a project to migrate 1000 virtual machines from one datacentre to another datacentre. Both datacentres are 50KM in distance from each other. The building where the source datacentre is situated, will be stripped and will be rebuild conform current standards. This means that every window, door, […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »

Install VMware PSC fails: vdcsetupldu failed. Error [9234] – User invalid credentials

I was setting-up a redundant VMware PSC setup stretching 2 datacenters. Every datacenter has 2 PSC and an load balancer. Eventually, the virtual machines who run the PSC services, will run in a management cluster consisting of 3 nodes. These nodes are using Virtual SAN (VSAN) for storage. I first installed 1 node with VMware […]

Friday May 5th, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »