vCenter – DRS CPU Over-Commitment Bug or Feature?

Update 23/10/2017!!!@ Apparently this is a feature, not a bug!! lol… me smells some BS… So I recently found a bug with CPU Over-Commitment controls in DRS. Typically if you try to power on a Virtual Machine and its going to exceed the limit you have...

vRops – Maintenance Mode for Resources

So there was a question over at the VMware community forums on how to enable / disable maintenance mode on objects with a script… as this is something I was planning to do anyway I decided to script it for myself and share it with the community… There are...

vRops – Automated Workload Balance

This feature… along with many others in recent vRops and vCenter releases hits close to home for me… Back in 2015 I raised many requirements with VMware, one of them being Automated Workload balancing and many others…. but to see these features in...

vRops 6.6 – Custom Rest Notification

UPDATE 23/11: I recompiled pierrelx’s plugin for 6.6 and you can find it over at the vRops community forums but forgot to blog about it! ……… original post below For those of you that are interesting in / using the Custom Rest Plugin from...

vRops appliance – explore postgres DB

This post is a quick and dirt.. I used to use vRops on a Windows server but since VMware no longer support vRops on Windows (as of 6.5) I had to access the postgres DB from my desktop… These instructions explain how to open up the postgres DB config /...

vRops – Custom Rest Notification Plugin

In this post I explain how to create an eclipse project out of pierrelx custom REST Notification plugin in case you need a slightly modified version of his plugin! I compared his code to the standard REST plugin and it appears he did what I am about to explain below...

AWS – CloudWatch – DataExtractor – API

Here is an example Powershell script to extract data out of AWS CloudWatch using the AWS tool kit. I needed to visualize this data outside of the AWS console… so I built this extractor to pull out metric data for different types of AWS objects, check out the...

LogInsight – data extraction script – api

Here is powershell script example to extract data out of LogInsight into CSV files for multiple search items where /text/CONTAINS is required… you can easily adapt ‘/text/CONTAINS‘ in this script to use different matching criteria… just check...

vRops – Notifications – XML Templates

So this next post is about creating a custom email notification template with a body that contains an XML structure!!! Why would any one want to do this you may ask? I am working on auto generating tickets in our incident management system, unfortunately due to time...