ESXi 6.0 EP4 – CBT Fix

I thought that I would just post this up to let anyone know that the Express Patch to help fix the ESXi 6.0 CBT issue has now been released and is available under the following KB numbers: 2137546  &  213&545 Summary of the fix is enclosed below: Solution Summaries and Symptoms This patch updates the esx-base VIB to resolve an […]

VMUG – Get Involved!!

VMUG Website:   Most people involved in virtualisation and especially VMware already know about the VMware User Group (VMUG) but for anyone else I would encourage you all to get involved. VMUG was started in 2010 as an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions.  This is done mainly by members sharing knowledge […]

The future of virtualisation – Maybe?

So, whilst attending some training on VMware NSX, I stumbled on a concept that I could see being the future of virtualisation. The concept revolved around a similar concept to the slicing that occurs in NSX to share the responsibilities of the network across the NSX controllers. If you were to take this up to the highest level and truly […]

Excluded VMs List – Veeam SAMReport – PowerCli

Following on from my previous post showing a backup report for the past three or four days, another element of the same report that I produce is to list out the virtual machines that are excluded from the backups and their reason.  This uses the VMware Tag capability… basically, any virtual machine that you want to be excluded from the […]

3 day Veeam Backup Report – Powercli

Just to confirm that I am, by no means, a Powercli (PowerShell) expert and would still class myself as a novice.  With this in mind there are probably tips and better ways to perform some of the items involved in my scripts… but the items that I have done seem to work for me and may help someone else in […]

Deploying a new vCenter 6 with VCSA

Firstly let me apologise for not posting much recently, my work has been quite hectic and therefore my blog has had to miss out.  I have a number of items to post up and hopefully over the next few days, I’ll start to get these up. This post is about how to deploy a new vCenter v6 VCSA (vCenter Server […]