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Archive for June, 2014

11
June
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Scenario: Let’s say you’ve installed VMware vCenter Operations Manager, or as it’s affectionately known vCOPs, and you are suddenly inundated with email notifications! Trust me, we’ve been there :-(. If you are anything like us you have determined that you can’t quickly and efficiently weed out the real issues from the non issues in your inbox. By default vCOPs will send workload and anomaly alerts for metrics that breach dynamic thresholds, […]

Categories: vCOPs
09
June
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Scenario: Maybe you are a medium size enterprise with 25, 50, or even 100 ESXi hosts and you are really not sure when the best time to upgrade your hosts.  This is always a difficult question to answer based on bug fixes in not only ESXi code but also in VMware Tools code or even new feature sets.  I have personally always found that you postpone until last minute or when absolutely […]

05
June
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Scenario: With VMWorld 2014 on it’s way and another ESXi version release inevitably on the horizon what do you do when you have so many hosts that need to be upgraded but each host needs to be manually customized for your infrastructure prior to production use? The hosts could need VIBs for vShield, Cisco VEM, SCSI controller driver or maybe even Trend Micro Filter Drivers but each of these VIB installations could […]

Categories: Scripts, Trend Micro
04
June
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Scenario: Have you ever been in that situation where you want to remediate a host for some sort of baseline and you can’t due to a pending reboot on all of your hosts,  all hosts in a particular cluster, or just some hosts?  This situation can be particularly frustrating especially if you run TrendMicro DeepSecurity in your environment. If this is the case for you then you know there are several […]

Categories: Scripts, Trend Micro
04
June
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