Return REST host by name from vRO HTTP-REST Plug-in

The HTTP-REST Plug-in allows for the interaction between vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) and REST hosts by defining services and their operations as inventory objects. When creating a workflow to remove the requirement to specify the REST:RESTHost type object as input parameter, I prefer to discover and return the type object by name this is particularly useful … More Return REST host by name from vRO HTTP-REST Plug-in

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a: Update fails with Warning 32014.

Recently during an upgrade of a an instance of a vCenter Server System to 5.5 Update 3a the installation returned an error with the following message: Warning 32014. A utility for phone home data collector couldn’t be executed successfully Please see its log file (with name PhoneHome) and vminst.log in system temporary folder for more … More vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a: Update fails with Warning 32014.

Consolidating unmounted and open snapshots after virtual machine backup

At times, one or more disks from a virtual machine will remain mounted and snapshots will remain following the backup of a virtual machine. The cause of this is generally due to their not being enough time to unmount the disks and consolidate the snapshots when the job completes. This would require user interaction to … More Consolidating unmounted and open snapshots after virtual machine backup

PowerCLI: Retrieving ESXi Host System Management Network IP Address

I was recently looking at retrieving the allocated management network IP address for a large number of ESXi host systems and therefore decided to use the ‘Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter’ cmdlet ¬†to which I would filter based on the device name value retrieved from the ESXi host system. In its simpliest¬†form the cmdlet can be invoked as below: … More PowerCLI: Retrieving ESXi Host System Management Network IP Address

Installing open-vm-tools deployPkg plug-in for Ubuntu Guest Operating Systems

If you are installing the open source implementation of VMware Tools ‘open-vm-tools’ into your guest operating system and require to use the virtual machine as a template or leverage Site Recovery Manager to customize virtual machines after failover, then there is a requirement to install the ‘deployPkg Tools’ plug-in. The below details installing the plug-in … More Installing open-vm-tools deployPkg plug-in for Ubuntu Guest Operating Systems