NSX-T Installation Series: Step 1 – Deploy NSX-T Manager

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In “Step 0”, we discussed the overall design and what we are going to achieve at the end of this NSX-T Installation series, via a couple of visio diagrams and few key points. This is the first step towards that end goal, which shows the “step-by-step” instructions and screenshots of

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Join the Conversation on the New Workspace ONE Forums on VMware Technology Network

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The Workspace ONE support forums provided many of you with the opportunity to connect with your fellow peers and share your knowledge. From the forums, we’ve learned about your experiences with Workspace ONE and ways in which we can better help solve your challenges. We want to continue to do that. That’s why we’re excited to […]

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Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables

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Introducing the vCenter plugin for vRealize Network Insight

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I am very excited to introduce a new fling: the vCenter plugin for vRealize Network Insight! This fling integrates vRealize Network Insight data directly into vCenter, allowing you to view a dashboard of networking information relevant to that vCenter, and acting as a springboard to the full interface of vRealize Network Insight. Detailed installation instructions

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vExpert Cloud Management November 2019 Blog Digest

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  Every month we publish a digest of blogs created by our vExpert Cloud Management Community. These blogs are written by industry professionals from around the vCommunity and often feature walkthroughs, feature highlights, and news for vRealize Operations, vRealize Network Insight, and vRealize Log Insight. The vExpert title is awarded to individuals who dedicate their

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A holiday promo for the vSAN 6.7U1 Deep Dive Book

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A very short post to let you know that Duncan and I are doing a holiday promotion for our vSAN 6.7U1 Deep Dive book. We will start the promotion for the e-book on December 24th, when we will lower the price of the e-book to just US $0.99 (Amazon.com) and UK £0.99 (Amazon.co.uk). The price will then gradually rise back to the original price over the following 10 days. Unfortunately, Amazon does not allow publishers to create promotions on every site, so this promotion will only be available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. For the paper copy of the book, we…

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vSAN Deep Dive Book Promotion! Price paper copy dropped by 50% and ebook as low as 0.99 USD!

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Amazon allows publishers to create book promotions and I just created one for the vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive ebook. The promotion starts on the 24th of December and will end on the 31st of December. The ebook promotion will be available only on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as that is where Amazon allows publishers to […] Continue reading

VMware Loves Service & Giving – The VMware Foundation

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To mark the end of the year, we are posting every day through January 1 with some less technical vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have writing them. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag! Tech as a Force for Good It’s no secret that VMware,

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VCDX Quick Hit: Understanding SLA Inter-dependencies

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One key attribute of a cloud/infrastructure/enterprise architect is our ability to fully understand a customers requirements as it relates to Service Level Objectives (SLO) and Agreements (SLA). When embarking on a new architecture, understanding where the environment exists within the layers of the service offering and it’s criticality to other services built on it is critical. As you (the architect) […]

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Вывод всех доступных событий и их ID на VMware vCenter в CSV-файл.

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Вильям Ламм написал интересную статью про вывод информации обо всех доступных событиях на сервере VMware vCenter. Недавно мы писали о решении vCenter Event Broker Appliance (VEBA), которое позволяет пользователям создавать сценарии автоматизации на базе событий, генерируемых в VMware vCenter Service. Например, VEBA может выполнять такие рабочие процессы, как автоматическое привязывание нужного тэга ко вновь создаваемой виртуальной машине. Работает он по модели “If This Then That”.

Так вот, администраторы, использующие VEBA, часто задают вопрос о том, как найти конкретное событие vCenter и его ID в целях автоматизации операций. Также иногда это необходимо для использования с vSphere API. Для этого Вильям написал PowerCLI скрипт, который экспортирует список всех происходивших событий vCenter в CSV-файл, где в отдельных колонках приведены EventId, EventType (может быть Standard, EventEx или ExtendedEvent) и EventDescription:

$vcenterVersion = ($global:DefaultVIServer.ExtensionData.Content.About.ApiVersion)

$eventMgr = Get-View $global:DefaultVIServer.ExtensionData.Content.EventManager

$results = @()
foreach ($event in $eventMgr.Description.EventInfo) {
    if($event.key -eq "EventEx" -or $event.key -eq "ExtendedEvent") {
        $eventId = ($event.FullFormat.toString()) -replace "|.*",""
        $eventType = $event.key
    } else {
        $eventId = $event.key
        $eventType = "Standard"
    }
    $eventDescription = $event.Description

    $tmp = [PSCustomObject] @{
        EventId = $eventId;
        EventType = $eventType;
        EventDescription = $($eventDescription.Replace("",""));
    }

    $results += $tmp
}

Write-Host "Number of Events: $($results.count)"
$results | Sort-Object -Property EventId | ConvertTo-Csv | Out-File -FilePath vcenter-$vcenterVersion-events.csv

Пример результатов работы данного сценария как для VMware vCenter 6.7 Update 3, так и для облачной среды VMware Cloud on AWS 1.8, можно найти в репозитории по этой ссылке: https://github.com/lamw/vcenter-event-mapping.

Также можно добавить в поток событий VMware vCenter и свое собственное событие. Можно сэмулировать как стандартное событие vCenter для тестирования срабатывания алармов vCenter, так и сделать кастомное.

Вот пример сценария, который генерирует такое событие в vCenter:

$eventMgr = Get-View $global:DefaultVIServer.ExtensionData.Content.EventManager

$customEvent = New-Object VMware.Vim.EventEx
$customEvent.eventTypeId = "vGhettoWelcomeEvent"
$customEvent.message = "Hello from virtuallyGhetto"
$customEvent.ChainId = "0"
$customEvent.Key = "0"
$customEvent.CreatedTime = $(Get-Date -Format g)
$customEvent.UserName = "vGhetto-Bot"

$eventMgr.postEvent($customEvent,$null)

Это событие мы увидим в консоли VMware vCenter:

На скриншоте видно, что в поле Description отображается не то, что было задано в свойствах события. Это связано с тем, что за отображение этого поля отвечает другая подсистема. Чтобы это поле корректно отображалось для кастомных событий нужно зарегистрировать кастомное расширение (custom extension), которое будет публиковать информацию о событии. Более подробную информацию об ExtensionManager, с помощью которого это можно сделать, можно посмотреть вот тут.