Cloned vm is pionting to original vm disks, and you get error when powering on cloned vm, File system specific implementation of LookupAndOpen[file] failed.

(We are using old version of VCenter Server 6.5 Update 1e), Yes, we are about to upgrade! When you clone a machine in HTML5 it failes to powered on the cloned machine, this works when you are using Flash client. In HTML5 the cloned machine still points to the original vmdk files. In Flash it […]

Add & Remove VM from DRS Groups based on datastore. Using PowerShell Ubuntu 19.10 Budgie. Add-DrsVMtoDrsVMGroup and Remove-DrsVMFromDrsVMGroup

Thanks to Author: Tim Carman Twitter: @tpcarman Github: tpcarman PowerCLI: Add & remove VMs from DRS Groups based on datastore location Functions: Add-DrsVMtoDrsVMGroup Remove-DrsVMFromDrsVMGroup  install Powershell Get PowerShell to work with ubuntu 19.10 Budgie Create Powershell Profile Run it! sudo snap install powershell –classic export DOTNET_SYSTEM_GLOBALIZATION_INVARIANT=1 vi /home/USERNAME/config/powershell/Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 Paste the following in the file: $Hour […]

Getting Powershell to work with Ubuntu 19.10 (budgie). Couldn’t find a valid ICU package installed on the system

You get error like this: Process terminated. Couldn’t find a valid ICU package installed on the system. Set the configuration flag System.Globalization.Invariant to true if you want to run with no globalization support. Did not work with powershell preview sudo snap install powershell –classic export DOTNET_SYSTEM_GLOBALIZATION_INVARIANT=1 pwsh

Configure snmp for Esxi and Virtual Center Appliance

If you want to monitor your enviroment using snmp you can. I will recommend going to SNMPv3 not v2 like this….but I just wanted to try esxi: esxcli system snmp set –communities secret esxcli system snmp set –port 161 esxcli system snmp set –syslocation SERVERROOM esxcli system snmp set –enable true Virtual appliance: snmp.set –port […]

How to get vDocumentation to work in PowerShell

Start PowerShell as Administrator Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser Install-Module ImportExcel -scope CurrentUser Install-Module vDocumentation -Scope CurrentUser Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -Confirm:$false Connect-VIServer Then you are up and runnig Great work from Ariel Sanchez Mora  https://github.com/arielsanchezmora/vDocumentation Get-Module vDocumentation -ListAvailable | Format-List Get-ESXInventory Document host hardware inventory and host configuration Get-ESXIODevice Document information from HBAs, […]