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 …

PowerCLI: Limits & Reservations on VM’s

This script is also already from a while ago, but I’m posting this because it might be useful to anyone that is currently investigating virtual machine limits and reservation performance issues on their environment or are simply looking for a quick check on their environment. Configuring limits on virtual machine …

What’s new in vRealize Automation 7.5

A few weeks ago we upgraded our vRealize Automation environments to version 7.5. This version has a lot going on so I thought it would be nice to discuss some of the new features and enhancements that have made its way into the new version of the vRealize Automation portal. …

VCSA 6.7 U1 /storage/archive partition full

The other night I got paged up that one of our VCSA servers had a full partition. After looking into it, it seems that the /storage/archive/ partition was filled up. When browsing through the partition I quickly noticed that the “vpostgres” folder was the culprit. It was all filled up …