Category Archives: VMware

How to understand vRealize Automation configuration

When performing the vRealize Automation configuration, there will be some settings need to be configured, like Business group, reservation, blueprint, catalog and etc. This post is to help you to organize and understand these concepts in a different view.

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VMware vRealize Suite Overview

This is a simple post to introduce the VMware vRealize Suite for the first time user as a quick overview. This is a short version of product Overview and the figures in this post are from VMware public documents. The full documents are under below link:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Suite/index.html

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VMware PowerCLI Version 6.5.2+ Installation – Online/Offline

From VMware PowerCLI version 6.5.2 and above, the .exe installable package is not available from VMware download site. All the PowerCLI modules are available from https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/VMware.PowerCLI.

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This post is to highlight the online and offline installation procedure for PowerCLI version 6.5.2 and above.

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PowerCLI Script – VMware Storage vMotion Automation

I recently got a task to migrate more than 100 VMware virtual machine from one sets of datastores to another. In order to automate this process, I draft a simple PowerShell script to perform below tasks:

  1. Utilize CSV file as the input; and
  2. The maximum running parallel storage vMotion sessions can be controlled by input option, this is to avoid storage overhead and minimize the impact on the other running applications.

The script is as below:

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