Tag: vmware

  • [VMwareLAB] – 3.the design

    [VMwareLAB] – 3.the design

    Time for the fun stuff 😀 On my previous posts (here and here) I talked about what made me decide to go for a physical server, the parts that I selected considering my budget and the lowest noise possible and today I will talk about the logical design behind the lab. I will use my […]

  • [VMwareLAB] – 2.hardware

    [VMwareLAB] – 2.hardware

    Selection of budget-friendly hardware

  • [VMwareLAB] – 1.first thoughts

    [VMwareLAB] – 1.first thoughts

    The thinking process behind the start of a VMware Lab

  • App Volumes – Office 365

    After installing Office 365 32bits in a Windows 7 64bit everything seemed to work as expected. But after attaching a writable volume to the VM, Macros on Office stopped working even if it was a clean writable volume (not used before). VMware KB provided a walk around for environments that use snapvol.cfg in Writable Volumes or in […]

  • Script – Get VMs created, deleted or modified on vCenter

    A while back someone asked me if i could tell him who deleted a vm and when. I was able to get the information but it took me quite some time digging in the events. After this request I was asked to create a script that would send an email every day with the VMs […]

  • AppStack packages migration

    App Volumes by VMware provides, in the fly, application delivery to virtualized desktop environments. This application delivery system allows applications to be delivered to virtualized desktop environments based on profiles using VMDK virtual disks without modifying the Virtual Machine or applications themselves. App Volumes v. 2.xx has some issues when you try to migrate AppStack […]

  • Get VM name with specific MAC Address

    -Recently I got a request to get a virtual machine (vm) name using only the network interface MAC Address. After search for some scripts I could not find one that really worked for me so I put my brain to work and this is what I came up: [sourcecode language=”powershell”] get-vm | get-networkadapter | Where-Object […]

  • Performance Graphs

    In my current job I have to able to provide on demand all kind of performance charts from the virtual machines through VMware vSphere Client. While doing this some details caught my attention. I’ll try to explain. Imagine that you want to take a performance log from one week ago lets say 26/08/2016 from 3:00PM […]

  • VMware ESXi server hardware

    I have a VMware infrastructure in my company and it’s time to make a hardware upgrade. All my server are up and running and i can’t shut them down, how can i check how many slots of physical memory RAM are free? It’s as simple as running on the ESXi Shell the command: smbiosDump This […]

  • VMware Broker

    This is a tutorial on how to install the VMware broker. Download the VMware View Connection Server 5 (in my case) and start the installation process. Keep clicking next until you get the Installation Options screen. In my case i am going to choose “View Replica Server” because i already have a VMware infrastructure. Click […]