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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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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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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vExpert 2020

It is with great pleasure that i can announce i have been selected in this years vExpert Program. Over the past 18 months i have tried to increase my engagement in the vCommunity by writing new blog posts, engaging on Twitter/LinkedIn and by assisting on the VMTN forums where possible. Going forward im going to

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Check host domain membership

Quick one line list all host in a cluster and display their domain membership status Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | get-vmhost | Get-VMHostAuthentication | select -Property VMhost, @{N=”Domain”;E={$_.vmhost.Domain}},@{N=”DomainMembershipStatus”;E={$_.vmhost.DomainMembershipStatus}}  1,442 total views

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Configure NTP & Syslog

The below script allows you to quickly configure the NTP & Syslog settings on all hosts in a specified cluster. It will prompt you to enter an NTP server & Syslog server address before applying it to each host. Im using my usual variables:$Global:DCChoice – DC Choice$Global:CLUChoice – Cluster Choice function VP-SetNTPandSyslog { $NTPServer =

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