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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ESX / ESXi 3.5 Update 4 Released

Yesterday, VMware announced the availability of ESX / ESXi 3.5 Update 4 (build number 153875). As usual you can view the release notes for all of the juicy details but in [...]

Setting up Sysprep for vCenter 2.5

Several of my recent clients (my current one included) have both avoided, failed or just not used Virtual Machine (VM) templates. Depending on who you ask the answer to the [...]

Windows Server Versions (Requirements)

I often forget half of this stuff so I thought it might be cunning to put some of it into a post. Sorry if it goes on a bit, some of the numbers change depending on your [...]

Which VMs are in which Port Groups

This took me a little while to get sorted as I had a gap in my PowerShell knowledge around the handling and formating of nested objects. A bit of exploration with get-member [...]

Keeping Up With VMworld 2009

If, like me, you couldn't get to Cannes this year then all is not lost. You can keep up with what's happenning almost as it happens and still keep working. Many of the [...]