Tag Archives: script

Thinking About Upgrading To vSphere 5.1?

sam.aaron/ March 25, 2013/ Daily, VMware/ 0 comments

If you haven’t made the jump to vSphere 5.1, then you may want to try this new fling out (vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script) from Alan Renouf before upgrading. (*description borrowed from the Fling’s website) This fling is a PowerShell script that when run will help customers validate their environment and assess if it is ready for a 5.1.x upgrade.

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Script: Changing the Path Selection Policy

sam.aaron/ February 12, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Last week I had performed a semi-automatic (scripted) turn key installation. Before going out to the customer site, I had set the install script to set the SATP and the PSP for an Equallogic Array (SATP = VMW_SATP_EQL, PSP = DELL_PSP_EQL_ROUTED) during the installation. Unfortunately, I found out after the fact, that they had a Compellent Array. Because of this,

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Script: Merge Multiple Arrays

sam.aaron/ August 22, 2011/ Daily, HowTo, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

Each Saturday my company does a refresh of a few different machines. This refresh consists of cloning a couple of production machines into our lab environment for development. It’s a very tedious process that takes the entire day to do. Until recently, this process has been done manually. I’ve been working on a script to automate the process as much

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Script: Detailed NIC Information Report

sam.aaron/ August 22, 2011/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

Over the last few days, my coworker and I have been working on a script that will go out and collect detailed network information for each NIC on our ESX hosts. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I strolled over to Alan Reneuf’s website (www.virtu-al.net). I had remembered seeing a script (“More Network Info”) he created that I knew could

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Error: Cannot create a quiesced snapshot

sam.aaron/ June 6, 2011/ Daily/ 0 comments

I came across an issue this weekend that I wanted to share. I’ve written a script that automates the process my company uses to conduct a refresh of a production machine. Recently, we’ve upgraded our vCenter from 4.0 to 4.1. In addition, PowerCLI was upgraded to 4.1.1. Of course, some things are off on my script now (I’m currently in

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