When working on VM’s deployed by vRA, vRO needs to operate on a VM object. This scriptable task will find a VM object by searching the vCenter inventories by the input VM name. The result will be a single VM object. The task will fail if anything other than a single powered on VM is… Read More »
Create a workflow using this and call it during Machine Provisioned Post in vRA 8.x to dump all the properties of the VM being deployed. Can be helpful troubleshooting builds.
In my previous post I described how to use vRA 8’s native functionality to apply an NSX-T tag to a VM’s logical port. In this post I will describe how you can use vRA’s ABX platform to create a python script to apply a tag to VM object in NSX-T. Many customers I have worked… Read More »
Applying an NSX-T tag to a VM during a vRA 8 deployment can be accomplished in two different ways. The 1st route is to use vRA’s native tagging functionality in your blueprint. The other is to use ABX or vRO to tag the VM during the provisioning lifecycle. I’ll discuss the latter option in my… Read More »
I just found a backup of this site on a backup disk I thought I had lost! With the backup found, I recovered the site and brought it back to life. I plan on posting regularly again. A lot has changed in the 2 years since my last post… Stay tuned!
At my job one of the awesome perks (among MANY) is that I get a brand spanking new MacBook Pro. The machine is a maxed out 15″ with 2.2 GHz Core i7, 16 GB RAM, upgraded matte display and and amazing 512 GB SSD hard drive! The 1st thing I did when I got it… Read More »
I have often had to manually test a SMTP (mail server) connection from the command line but I always forget the exact order of the commands in the conversation. This test is done via a standard telnet client on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX and Windows. If I remember correctly, in Windows you will have to… Read More »
Welcome to my new blog. I had a blog a while back but didn’t keep up with it… I am hoping to use this as a location for my notes on Linux, VMWare, Storage, etc. Hopefully I can use this to record things that will be useful to other people on the net.