Collect vSwicth Information Using vSphere Power CLI

In this  Post  sharing the Script to collect the Virtual Standard Switch Information from vSPhere power cli to CSV file . You can Modify  the Location of the file to save and directly apply to vSPhere Cli Window or  you can save this as .PS1  extension and run  CLI window . Script  &{foreach($esx in Get-VMHost){ […]

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Configure Encrypted VMs in VMware vSphere 6.5

One of the new exciting features that was introduced with vSphere 6.5 is the encrypted VMs feature.  Security these days is on everyone’s mind and encryption provides a solution to many security concerns.  If someone gets a copy of the raw VMDKs of a sensitive VM,they can easily take those files by  mount it on their on VMware […]

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Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0

After understanding basics of VMware vSphere components it’s now time to Install and Configure VMware ESXi 6.0. Make sure you’ve gone through various editions of vSphere before purchasing and installing it. There are few system requirements that must be met before you can install ESXi server. Make sure the server hardware that you are going to install ESXi […]

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ESXi Initial Configuration – IP , HOSTNAME, DNS

After installing ESXi host, the very first thing you would want to do is configure IP address and Host name in ESXi server. By default, the hostname is called localhost the IP address is set to DHCP client. So, in this post I will show steps to configure IP address and hostname in ESXi server. Configure IP […]

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VM Storage Policies- vSphere 6.5

 VMware Virtual Machine Storage Policies fall under the realm of Storage Policy Based Management that assists with virtual machine provisioning. When defined, Storage Based Policies define which type(s) of storage are presented for the virtual machine and how the virtual machine is placed within storage and also data services. There are certain builtin storage policies that are […]

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Virtual Machine Template

VMware vCenter Server allows you to create templates from existing virtual machines. You can use templates to reduce the amount of time spent building and implementing new servers, cutting down the provisioning process to just a few hours. A template is a master copy of a virtual machine that can be used to create and […]

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How to Clone a Virtual Machine Without vCenter

Virtual machine cloning is a feature exclusive to vCenter Server but there is a workaround to this restriction . In this post, I will explain how to clone VMs on ESXi without vCenter Server using a vSphere client and shell commands. Steps are very simple First create a target VM with identical hardware and resources […]

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