VMware ESXi on Microsoft Azure & Migration to Azure

I stumbled across this blog announcement the other day and found it quite enlightening. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transforming-your-vmware-environment-with-microsoft-azure/ Basically, the first part of the blog post is all about a frictionless migration path from VMware to Azure – being available from 27th November 2017 – unfortunately no one really answers the question about whether this will finally allow a virtual machine configured with […]

Recovering from Semi-Dead ESXi Management

Firstly, I’d like to thank Bence Bertalan for the inspiration for this blog post (you can see his original blog post here:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/qucik-tip-vmware-bringing-back-semi-dead-esxi-live-bence-bertalan/). I have actually experienced this issue myself recently with a host that was still running ESXi 6.0.  It appears that some activities had taken place on the host which resulted in the storage connection to a LUN becoming […]

vSphere Custom Attributes – PowerCLI

I know that a lot of things have been discussed about Custom Attributes and Tags across various blogs but I thought that I would just share some scripts that I have been using for a particular scenario that other people may also run into. In the environment I was looking after, we had over 1000 virtual machines which had been […]

VMworld 2017 – a non technical review

As I sit here on the last day of VMworld 2017 in Barcelona, I’m thinking about how good the conference was.  Lots of people will be focusing on the technical aspects of the conference, all of the announcements etc., so I thought that I would take a slightly different approach and look at the non technical side of things… The […]

Register All VMs from a Datastore

Quick post this one, I discovered this script when I was looking to register VMs as part of a temporary DR solution, unfortunately I cannot remember where I found the script and therefore I apologise to the original creator. The idea behind the script is to search through the datastore or datastores that you select, discover the location of the .vmx […]

VM Inventory PowerCLI script for DR Purposes

I know that there have been a number of blog posts in the past about creating inventories of VMs within an environment, showing various details  about the environment… I have even used some of them myself in the past. The script that I have pulled together and enhanced (from various sources) was designed to provide information that can be used […]

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