PowerCLI: Function to import VMX files from a datastore

Recently we’ve had to revert to migrating a customer through cloning virtual machines to a lun on a ‘migration storage box’ after which we had to do an import in our vCenter environment. Normally I just Veeam for ease in the whole migration process but this time there were circumstances …

VMware announces vSphere 6.7 Update 2, enhancements to vSphere Platinum and vSphere ROBO Enterprise

Just a couple of months after the release of vSphere 6.7 Update 1, VMware today announced a new update to its vSphere platform in the form of vSphere 6.7 Update 2. This new update brings a lot of enhancements and new features to the table that will provide the users …

Creating a nested ESXi server in vCloud Director

Back in 2018 William Lam released a special virtual appliance version of the ESXi 6.7 image as an OVA. Now you might wonder why would you need a special virtual appliance for a nested ESXi server? The most essential components are already there especially with ESXi 6.7: VMware tools Native …

vCenter Appliance (VCSA) Web Client timeout settings

Recently we had a customer asking us if we could change the timeout on the vSphere Web Client because they had some issues with the default 120 minutes / 2 hours that are configured in the vCenter settings. Changing this is rather simple and can be done in the following …

Update VM storage timestamp using PowerCLI

The company I work for uses the vSphere API for all kinds of purposes. Usually this works great however one of our programs returned some errors after we moved a large number of VMs from one datastore to another. It turns out that from vSphere API 5.0 onwards the VirtualMachineStorageInfo …