Documenting vCenter Privileges with PowerCLI

A customer that I'm working with at present asked this week if the minimum privileges required for vRA to access a vSphere Endpoint could be documented. As someone who isn't a fan of unnecessary wheel re-invention, my initial response was to direct them to the relevant VMware documentation (vRA 7.3 vSphere Agent Requirements). Then they explained why [...]

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VI3 Reference Card

Never leave home without it. No, it's not an Amex card, it's the VI3 Reference Card written by Forbes Guthrie. A lot of things on this little gem pop up or are useful in the [...]

Speed Cameras

Why oh why do people slow down for speed cameras? On a dual carriageway with a central reservation the speed limit is 70mph. A speed camera on this road will only take your [...]

Remote Shutdown with PowerShell

Here's the scenario: You've just hit shut down in your remote desktop session. You're logged off Windows Server 2003 and your RDP session is closed. You wait a while and try [...]

Windows 2003 Cluster failover email

I've lost track of the number of clusters that I have implemented or supported over the last few years. With each edition of Windows server that comes out clustering has [...]

Beginning with Storage vMotion

Storage vMotion was introduced with ESX 3.5 about a year ago but for various reasons I've never had the opportunity or need to use it until now. The project that required its [...]