Check ESXi installation date using Powershell

Have you ever found yourself wondering when a certain ESXi server was installed? In this case VMware GSS has your back. Check out KB 2144905 to find a simple esxcli command that dissects the hosts UUID to give you the installation date of that specific host. But what if you want to audit an entire cluster? This is where Powershell can help you out.

Test API calls with Beeceptor

Lately I’ve been interacting a lot with REST APIs. I found that testing an API from within an application can sometimes cause some issues. For instance, when setting up a webhook notification instance using vROPS you only have a simple test button. But what if the application you want to access requires authentication and all you want to test is if you are able to access a URL via a HTTP proxy server?

Don’t forget to do this one thing while upgrading to Workspace ONE Access 22.09!

Introduction If you can remember I’ve made a blogpost quite recently about the issues that got up when we updated one of our Workspace ONE Access instances to 21.08. Our entire ElastichSearch engine eventually got in read-only mode which prevented us from using the product like we should be able …

How to fix a Workspace ONE Access malfunctioning Elasticsearch application

Introduction Recently we were in a situation in which we upgraded one of our Workspace ONE Access (formerly known as VMware Identity Manager) environments to the at that moment newest version 21.08 (Release notes here). All in all the upgrade went fine, however it seems that after the upgrade we …

How to use HAProxy as a load balancer for VMware Cloud Director

Introduction In this blogpost I want to explain how to use an open source load balancer called HAProxy in conjunction with VMware Cloud Director (VCD) version 10.3.x and below. Like many of you might know, VCD is mostly deployed in a clustered manner. Which means that atleast 3 cells have …

VMware Cloud Director datastore thresholds prevent deploying more virtual machines

Today I want to talk about an issue we’ve encountered within our VMware Cloud Director (VCD) environment before. I figured it might be usefull for everybody that is looking at this problem in their environment. The situtation is as follows: You or your customers are trying to extent an existing …

UsageMeter not sending data to vCloud Usage Insight

Today we have another UsageMeter issue I would like to discuss with everybody. I’ve been using UsageMeter since the old days so I’ve seen pretty much everything there is. But this time I was surprised to learn something new on these things. Last month while I was reporting our UsageMeter …

How to fix the Single-Sign On issue in the VMware Cloud Director 10.3.3 update

Introduction Last week VMware has release VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.3.3. After a small wait from the previous 10.3.2a version but this version was the one I was lingering for! This release would have fixed a lot of the operational issues we have on the environment, which I will post …