Author Archives: Calvin Scoltock

vROps – Virtual Machine CPU Stress

Now that I have vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) working again I have discovered that out of the 572 active alerts 359 of them are for “Virtual machine has continuous high CPU usage causing stress”. I have taken a closer look … Continue reading

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vRealize Operations Manager

I thought it was time to have another look at vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). The last time I used it was probably version 5.7 and called vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps). I have access to a couple of vSphere 6 environments … Continue reading

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Copy-VMGuestFile

I had a requirement to copy files to some web server VMs running in a DMZ that I could not access across the network. The only connectivity I had to them was via the Virtual Machine Console and logging on … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud on AWS Now Available in EU West (London) Region

On the 7th March 2018 VMware released SDDC Version 1.3 of their VMware Cloud on AWS service which added the AWS EU West (London) Region. This expands on the original US West (Oregon) and US East (North Virginia). US West … Continue reading

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VMware Tools Upgrade

Recently I had to upgrade VMware Tools on a number of VMs due to ESXi being upgraded on the hosts. I remember a few years ago that there was talk of being able to upgrade VMware Tools without having to … Continue reading

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VMware on AWS Update

I had a session with Adam Osterhost, @osterholta, from the VMware Cloud SET Team last week to update vExperts on the soon to be released VMware on AWS Service. This service looks awesome, here are some notes I made from … Continue reading

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VMware on AWS

Coming soon VMware on AWS. Soon you will be able to run VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) including vSphere, vSAN and NSX on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It is currently in Technology Preview but expect more details … Continue reading

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VMware Snapshot Performance Impact

A number of people have asked me recently about the performance impact of having VMware snaphots on a VM. So here is my understanding of the performance impact of having snapshot(s) on a VM. The issue with having a snapshot … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware vSphere 6.5 was released earlier this week, it was announced on 18th Oct 2016 at VMworld Barcelona but was officially available for download from Tuesday this week (15th Nov 2016). Some of the new features I got to look … Continue reading

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vCenter 5.5 to 6.0 Migration

When vSphere 6 was released the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) was brought in line with the traditional Windows based vCenter Server. This meant that the appliance version of vCenter was the recommended version to implement. But how do you get … Continue reading

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