May 10, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

With vSphere 6.7 web services SOAP API  includes the creation date of a Virtual Machine and will be persisted with the life-cycle of the VM itself. You can get it from Virtual Machine -> Config -> createDate. Earlier to 6.7, we can track the VM Creation Time using EventManager. We should create an EventFilterSpec to filter the events by Virtual Machine creation or deployed, Registered or Cloned Events. new String[]{“VmCreatedEvent”, “VmBeingDeployedEvent”, “VmRegisteredEvent”, “VmClonedEvent”} Get Virtual Machine Creation Time earlier to vSphere 6.7 Java https://gist.github.com/asvignesh/fd97f4cbc41ac55e5b289c3424c0f09a vSphere Power CLI https://gist.github.com/asvignesh/327169f8456bbd613eebfad3d9768fa8

May 5, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

I recently had a demand to deploy an OVF (Open Virtualization Format is an open-source standard for packaging and distributing software applications for virtual machines) which is located on Datastore of ESXi Server. When you try to deploy from vSphere web client ( Flash / HTML) you can specify the OVF URL or the location accessible from my computer. Specifying the path from the local computer is simple if browser detects the VMware Client Integration tool. But you cant see the option to deploy from Datastore. How to Deploy an OVF from ESXi Datastore In vSphere, you have an option to…

January 22, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham 1Comment

Recently, An Indiana hospital paid a ransom of $55,000 to get rid of ransomware that had infected its systems and was hindering operations. when attackers breached the network of Hancock Health, a regional hospital in the city of Greenfield, Indiana. Hancock Health CEO Steve Long said the hackers are believed to be in eastern Europe and may have used a type of ransomware called SamSam, SamSam encrypted files and renamed them with the phrase “I’m sorry”, according to a local newspaper who broke the news. The hospital said that despite having backups it opted to pay the ransom demand of…

September 8, 2015 Vignesh Sathiyanantham 2Comment

Recently My client have been having some issues with the vSphere web client plugins, they were getting #1009 error often Initially i googled and try to find the solution and root cause, many blogs are suggesting disable the installed plugins and try again. Later i read somewhere ( forget the link) , clearing cache would help This issue is because of the cached objects and it happened when you are navigating through the inventory in the vSphere 6.0, usually this error message pops up, you have to refresh your full web page Error 1009, click yes…

August 8, 2015 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

I’ve been developing an automation scripts to provision and expand VMFS Datastore. Expand not Extent… I increased the storage volume size and need to increase the size of VMFS datastore without affording the downtime Here is the VIjava / YAVI Java code for expanding the datastore   https://gist.github.com/cd02090562b8cf2ee0e3   [amazon_link asins=’B002SSBD8A’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’asvignesh-21′ marketplace=’IN’ link_id=’2f839008-c0c9-11e7-a460-f1aec9ea1733′]

October 9, 2014 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

VMware vCenter 5.1 and before the default behavior was to allow all domain admins to login and administrate your ESXi hosts. Once the 5.5 vCenter installed if you try and connect using a domain account you will get the error :The vSphere Client could not connect to “FQDN / IP”. You do not have permission to login to the server: FQDN / IP   To get domain credentials to work you need to login to the VMware vSphere Web Client and setup the relevant permissions. So how to login to vCenter using web client if domain users are not allowed?…

April 14, 2014 Vignesh Sathiyanantham 11Comment

VMware Vcenter 5.1 and before the default behaviour was to allow all domain admins to login and administrate your ESXi hosts. Once the 5.5 vCenter installed if you try and connect using a domain account you will get the error :The vSphere Client could not connect to “FQDN / IP”. You do not have permission to login to the server: FQDN / IP   To get domain credentials to work you need to login to the VMware vSphere Web Client and setup the relevant permissions. So how to login to vCenter using web client if domain users are not allowed?…

February 3, 2014 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

There are two ways to enable / diable VAAI plugin, One via command line and one via vSphere Client UI Using command line Login to ESXi using putty / terminal Use “esxcfg-advcfg” command to manage your VAAI settings  To Check the Status esxcfg-advcfg -g (returnvalue 1 = enabled) ~ # esxcfg-advcfg -g /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedMove Value of HardwareAcceleratedMove is 1 ~ # esxcfg-advcfg -g /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedInit Value of HardwareAcceleratedInit is 1  To disable VAAI ~ # esxcfg-advcfg -s 0 /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedInit Value of HardwareAcceleratedInit is 0 ~ # esxcfg-advcfg -s 0 /DataMover/HardwareAcceleratedMove Value of HardwareAcceleratedMove is 0 To enable VAAI ~ # esxcfg-advcfg -s…