Last week we had the PowerShell Europe 2018 conference in Hannover. In this post I will highlight some sessions I have seen during the conference. But first of all I need to say that it’s was again great to see all PowerShell code and presentations. Again I went home with some great ideas and a … More PowerShell Europe 2018
Creating a scheduled task on very large number of servers? Why not using a PowerShell script to do the job, using the “ScheduledTasks” – module. Lets make the module visible and point the various functions to the correct part of the task scheduler. When taking a closer look at the module, following functions are included. … More PowerShell – Creating Scheduled Task from within your script
Last week I had a problem with patch KB4038782 on a Windows Server 2016. The patch was waiting to be installed. It was stuck at 40 à 50% of his download. After investigating the issue I came to this conclusion: Stopped the [Windows Update] service. Removed the “SoftwareDistribution” – folder under C:\Windows. Started the [Windows … More Windows Server 2016 – Patch KB4038782 download issue.
Install What do we need? Download the image of the latest Centos 7 for Raspberry PI on the ARM platform. Current image: http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/armhfp/CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-1804-sda.raw.xz Remove the SD card for your Raspberry PI device and put them in your personal laptop or pc. I have used Win32 Disk Manager to install the image onto the Micro SD Card. … More Centos 7 on Raspberry PI 3
Network Service is not starting correctly: FAILED TO START LSB: Bring up/down networking. I configured several IP addresses on one network interface. Was this causing the issue? No. I could ping all the IP addresses, that I configured. Also used “nmtui” to configure the interface eth0. But after executing the command below: #touch /etc/sysconfig/network #systemctl … More Centos 7 – Network Service is not starting correctly.
Issues When you had a problem with your VDP appliance server and it’s not recoverable. The only solution is then to setup an new VDP server. But you will find always a trace in your vCenter web interface from the old VDP server. Solutions VMware KB KB2038356 Workaround/Solution You can uninstall vSphere Data Protection from vCenter Server: … More Remove VDP appliance server from vCenter server environment
Expand Storage on VDP appliance 6.1.3 Issues I have detected several issues after I have extended the storage of a VDP appliance server. For example from 4TB to 6TB. The issues that you can face with are: There are incorrect number of disks associated with VDP appliance. Balancing the data on the new disk seems … More VDP 6.1.3 -Expand backup storage space seems not to be working without any issues.
In previous PART I, we have installed and configured the ManageIQ appliance so that we can start with the on-premises cloud. Adding vSphere Environment to ManageIQ In the menu select: Compute >> Infrastructure >> Providers and then click Configuration >> Add a New Infrastructure Provider In the following windows add the necessary information to complete the … More ManageIQ – PART II – Adding vSphere environment.
Starting with ManageIQ on an existing VMware environment is straightforward: Deploy OVA template Set static IP / Hostname / … Configure front page … and we are ready to go. Installation Download OVA file You can download the OVA for VMware environment at this download location. Current stable release is DARGA-4.1 Deployment of the OVA file … More ManageIQ -PART I – Installation, standard server configuration
ManageIQ is the open source version of the Red Hat CloudForms.
My first BIG impression of ManageIQ is that:
The installation in done in LESS then 30 minutes. (No complex design needed)
You can plug it in on existing VMware environments, Hyper-V environments, …
You can go to the other cloud providers easily. Like Azure, Google Cloud Platform, … … More ManageIQ – Cloud Platform