Category: VMware

ESXi and Nutanix post configuration using PowerCLI

For years I’ve been using kickstart for the installation and configuration of VMware ESXi. Who doesn’t know William Lam kickstart blogs? Using kickstart, I can do a fully unattended installation and configuration of ESXi. But, when using an HCI solution like Nutanix, host are pre-installed (foundation) with VMware ESXi, and the Nutanix CVM runs (as […]

Wednesday October 10th, 2018 in Nutanix, PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »

VMworld 2018

VMworld world is around the corner, just 1 week left until all the fun kicks off. This year, I’m honored to get a blogger pass for the best tech event in the world!  VMworld is a very deverise event, which is fundamental for my role als a VMware architect. Breakout sessions Many bloggers have published […]

Monday August 20th, 2018 in VMware | No Comments »

Migrating virtual machines using PowerCLI

In my current role as a VMware architect, I architected a greenfield VMware vSphere 6.5 environment. The ‘old’ environment, who I architected 4 year ago, is VMware vSphere 5.5. As the old environment was never updated, the time and risk of upgrading this environment was too high. That’s why, we decided to go for a […]

Wednesday July 4th, 2018 in PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »

VCSA CLI install error: format requires a mapping

While writing a standard vCenter installation procedure for a customer, I was testing the CLI installation of the Platform Service Controller (PSC) for VMware vCenter 6.5. I really love the CLI installation method, it enables you to perform the same install procedure over and over again. If you want to know how to create a […]

Friday June 15th, 2018 in vCenter Server, VMware | No Comments »

NLVMUG 2018

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Dutch VMUG (NLVMUG) about a project I did last year. Title of my session was: Migrate your datacenter without downtime Session abstract Moving a complete datacenter 50 KM, without downtime? A few years ago this was unthinkable, but with the help of VMware techniques this […]

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 in VMware | No Comments »