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 …

VMware Certification changes

A couple of days ago Karl Childs posted a blog on the VMware Education blog website about some changes that are beeing implemented effective immediately in regards to VMware certifications. VMware certifications such as the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) program has always required us to recertify after two years. If …

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 …