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How to create custom vROps group based on tags

Personally, I love tags in the vCenter Server. Tags makes objects more sortable and searchable in the vCenter Server and other solutions as vROps. For example, you can create custom vROps groups based on tags. Let’s have a quick look how to create this in vROps. I assume you already have your categories and tags in place. I’ve created a category called “VDI Desktops” and a tag called “Virtual Desktop” which is assigned to all […]

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How to create custom vROps groups based on vCenter Server folder

A quick post on how to create custom vROps groups based on the vCenter Server folders this time. It is a nice feature in vROps that lets you (dynamically) categorize your objects and display the data collected from those objects in dashboards and views according to the way you define the data to appear. Create custom vROps groups based on vCenter Server folder Open a web browser and navigate to your vROps user interface. Login […]

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What’s new in Infinio Accelerator 3.0

  Infinio, a market leader in storage acceleration, today announced the general availability of Accelerator 3.0, bringing raw performance of 1,000,000 IOPS, 20GB/sec throughput and 80 μs response time to VMware datacenters.  Built on VMware’s vSphere APIs for I/O Filters (“VAIO”) framework, Accelerator is certified as “VMware Ready” and integrates with VMware’s Storage Policy-Based Management. This release furthers Infinio’s reputation for delivering high performance storage for VMware environments.  Accelerator 3.0 can serve the needs both of […]

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How to upgrade Site Recovery Manager 6 to version 6.1

The Site Recovery Manager 6.1 has been released for a while now so it is a good time to have a look at the upgrade process from version 6.0. Before you jump into the upgrade process, have a quick look at what’s new in Site Recovery Manager 6.1 in one of my previous posts. As in previous releases, you can upgrade an existing vCenter Site Recovery Manager installation and the upgrade process will preserve existing […]

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VMTurbo VMWorld 2016 Giveaway is back!

Great news today from our friends at VMTurbo today! Do you want to attend VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas this year, but your company won’t pay for the conference passes? Try your luck and win two full conference passes to VMworld on VMTurbo. Let VMTurbo send you to VMworld 2016! Enter for a chance to win two free tickets. There will be 3 drawings May, 27th June, 17th July, 15th Sweepstakes starts May 4, […]

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vSphere C# client is dead, now what?!

Today (18-05,2016), VMware officially announced the following about the vSphere C# client: “The vSphere C# client will no longer be available with the next release of vSphere” While VMware has been signalling this transition over the past few vSphere releases and this isn’t necessarily a new direction, VMware have not made an official  statement regarding the EOL of vSphere C# client. The C# client will continue to be available with all supported version of vSphere. This means all 5.x and 6.0 […]

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How to backup NSX Manager using FileZilla Server

Recently, I’ve been doing some vRealize Operations Manager alarms/false positives review for a customer and noticed the “Scheduled backups are not enabled” alarm in vROps alarms dashboard. After some investigation, I discovered that the NSX manager is not being backed up on regular basis. This vROps alarm can easily be corrected by configuring NSX Manager to create backups and upload them to a FTP server. In my case I used the free FileZilla Server which […]

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PowerCLI Basics – Create custom vCenter Server role

A quick post on how to create a custom vCenter Server role using PowerCLI. Cmdlets and reference pages used in this example can be found here: New-VIRole Get-VIPrivilege Create custom vCenter Server role Open PowerCLI and connect to you vCenter Server: PowerCLI C:\> Connect-VIServer <IP_or_FQDN> Enter the Administrator credentials and login. Create a custom vCenter Server role by entering the following command: PowerCLI C:\> New-VIRole -Name “<Role_Name>” -Privilege (Get-VIPrivilege -Id <Privilege A>,<Privilege B>…<Privilege X>) Press Enter. PowerCLI should […]