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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HA Agent on ESX-HOST in cluster CLUSTER-NAME has an error

If I wanted to, this could be a very big post all about configuring HA correctly. But I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Instead I just want to share my experiences with this [...]

vCenter 2.5 Update 4 released

Update 4 of vCenter 2.5 (the management tool for VMware's Virtual Infrastructure) has been released. Not a huge number of new features and probably a few bug fixes is about [...]

Communication with the virtual machine may have been interrupted

I was trying to power up a new VM on an ESX 3.5 host just now and I got the following error: "A general system error ocurred: The system returned an error. Communication with [...]

VI Toolkit 1.5 Released

Just as I was getting to grips with PowerShell and the VI Toolkit 1.0, out pops a new version. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - I'm downloading! See the release [...]

Draw your VI in Visio with vDiagram

Alan Renouf is a busy man and always seems to be one step ahead of the game. This is certainly true of his latest creation - vDiagram. Many of you may be familiar with the [...]