Script to take hosts out of maintenance mode in vCenter & vROPs

On occasion, I’ve noticed that people can sometimes forget to take a host out of maintenance mode in vROPs after completing some work in vCenter. I have created a short PowerCLI script that will pull a list of hosts from a specified CSV file, connect to your vCenter & vROPs then exit the listed hosts

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Add additional Syslog servers to ESXi hosts

This script proved to be a little more challenging than I had first expected. As you may be aware, simply running Set-VMHostSysLogServer will overwrite your existing configuration which is less than ideal when you’re trying to add a new server to your list. This script will prompt you for a file that will need to

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vSphere 7 Security Configuration Guide Powercli Menu

Following the release of the vSphere 7 Security guide last October, I thought it was about time I updated my PowerCLI script to speed up compliance checking. My vSphere 6.5 guide was reasonably popular so I’m hoping people will find this equally useful! Download Here on Gitlab The script is pretty straightforward and will provide

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Deploy a vRealize Network Insight cluster using Lifecycle manager

The below steps assume you have an existing environment deployed and you’re simply wanting to add vRNI to it.Before you get started, please ensure that you have collected your IP information & have configured DNS entries for the platform and collector VMs. Log into vRLCM and go to the environments section: Find the environment you

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 2

This is part 2 of my “Upgrade your VCSA” instructions, to see part 1 click HERE 1.Click “Continue” to move onto the next stage 2. Stage 2 show now be highlighted, click Next 3. Select what data you need to migrate and upgrade. Copying performance metrics etc is optional. 4. Confirm all the details are

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Upgrade your VCSA from 6.7U3 to 7 – Part 1

There’s no shortage of posts out there explaining how to upgrade your vCenter but seeing as I was upgrading from 6.7U3 to the recently launched 7, I thought I would run through the steps with you all. Note: Before you start the upgrade, please ensure you have done your due diligence and checked the VMware

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