VMware: Install Dell Equallogic Multipathing Extension (PSP) for vSphere 5.1 with PowerCLI

Last week I’ve installed some Dell hosts with VMware vSphere 5.1 and used Dell Eq. PS6000 storage. To configure the connection between host and storage optimal I’ve used the Dell Equallogic Multipathing Extension witch is supported for vSphere 5.x The SATP VMW_SATP_EQL is a VMware default one for EqualLogic arrays. And … [Read more...]

Restoring the default vCenter Server alarms

I’ve been troubleshooting some vCenter alarms lately, which involved a lot of editing, removing and adding of alarms. After the troubleshooting I wanted to reset everything back to default and ran into VMware KB article 2009166, explaining how to restore the default vCenter Server alarms. To restore the default … [Read more...]

PowerCLI automation: Create vCenter Notification Email Alarm Action

I’ve received a request from a customer recently who wanted to configure all vCenter alarms to send a notification email. This instantly made me decide that PowerCLI was the best way to go rather than wasting a lot of valuable time in the vSphere client configuring the email notification alarms. PowerCLI … [Read more...]

Masking LUN paths using PowerCLI

I got a question on my previous post about the Get-EsxCli cmdlet, ESXCLI the PowerCLI way, from Alasdair Carnie who was having trouble using the Get-EsxCli cmdlet to mask luns at the ESXi host level. In this post I’ll show you how to accomplish LUN masking at the ESXi host level. Note 1: Before you read any … [Read more...]

Managing VMware DRS rules using PowerCLI

One of the core features of VMware vSphere is the Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). VMware DRS is vSphere’s workload load balancer and relies on VMware vMotion technology to live-migrate workloads from one ESX host to another. You can constrain the VMware DRS decisions by defining DRS Rules. As of vSphere 4.1 there … [Read more...]