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POWERCLI AND VSPHERE WEB CLIENT: JOIN ESXI INTO ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER

July 26, 2017 09:22AM

This is another best security guideline to always join Esxi server into domin, most preferable is Active Directory domain controller, One of the advantage is I can use domain-wide authentication with Domain joined ESXi, Means I don't have to use or share root or any local username to login, Creating local username and maintaining it will be tedious job on Esxi, Users can login with there own eleva…

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VMWARE SECURITY BEST PRACTICES: POWERCLI ENABLE OR DISABLE ESXI SSH

July 25, 2017 09:14AM

Logging into SSH required in some of the common troubleshooting scenario or fetching information: ie  checking logs, telnet, ping, esxtop etc, Although subject title of this blog is mentioned Powercli, but I am showing all ways to enable SSH service on esxi including GUI as well, By default SSH server service is disabled on ESXi, VMware recommends the same for security best practices reason. For m…

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POWERCLI: VIRTUAL MACHINE STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION AND DATASTORE PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING

July 20, 2017 08:45AM

VMWARE VCENTER STORAGE MIGRATE/SVMOTION VM AND PORT BINDING MULTIPATHING TESTING

July 18, 2017 09:02AM

POWERCLI VMWARE: CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER AND ADD VMFS DATASTORE

July 13, 2017 08:45PM

This blog article is similar to my previous notes VMWARE ESXI INSTALL AND CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER FOR VMFS VERSION 6 DATASTORE. Here I am using VMware Powercli instead of vSphere web client to configure iScsi storage adpater and add new datastore. As this is complete powercli article I will not use GUI at all.

I am configuring my first Esxi server. Storing its information in v…

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FIND FREE OR UNASSIGNED STORAGE LUN DISKS ON VMWARE ESXI SERVER

July 13, 2017 07:35PM

This is one of my small script. And I use it to find free or unassigned unforrmatted LUNs/Disks on Esxi server. When Lun or disk from storage (most probably remote) assigned and presented to Esxi server, this LUN doesn't have any partition, and unformatted as a raw disk, This is visible when you try to add new datastore. Same list I can pull using VMware Powercli script. Script is combination of t…

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VMWARE ESXI INSTALL AND CONFIGURE SOFTWARE ISCSI STORAGE ADAPTER FOR VMFS VERSION 6 DATASTORE

July 12, 2017 06:17PM

POWERCLI: VMWARE ESXI CONFIGURE (VSWITCH) VMKERNEL NETWORK PORT FOR ISCSI STORAGE

July 10, 2017 06:42PM

In earlier chapter I created new VMKernel adapter using vSphere Web client GUI, Here I am going to perform same steps but using vmware powercli, If you are new to PowerCLI, need to set it up, I am suggesting check my another blog VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP. Open PowerCLI,  Login to the vCenter server or Esxi with commandlet Connect-VIServer vCenterIP_Or_…

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VMWARE VSPHERE POWERCLI INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION STEP BY STEP

July 9, 2017 07:29PM

VMWare vSphere suite (vCenter, Esxi and other products) can be managed using powercli, It is software module installed as same as about to deprecate old vSphere c# client. Prerequisite is you must have Powershell on the client desktop or server from you are managing vSphere, by default Powershell available on microsoft latest OS. There are two options available to install PowerCLI, first method is…

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VMWARE ESXI CONFIGURE (VSWITCH) VMKERNEL NETWORK PORT FOR ISCSI STORAGE

July 6, 2017 08:13PM

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