Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using PowerCLI

One neat capability that was introduced with vSAN 6.6 is the ability to “silence” and disable specific vSAN Health Checks. A recent use for this came up on Duncan’s blog where the vMotion health check would fail if you are using a vMotion network stack. As you can imagine, this feature can also come in handy for vSphere […]

govcsim - Neat incubation project (vCenter Server & ESXi API based simulator)

I know many of my readers have inquired about VCSIM (vCenter Server Simulator) which was a really useful tool that served a variety of use cases, but unfortunately it had stopped working with the VCSA 6.0 release. VCSIM is another topic that is near and dear to me and it is something I continue to push and advocate for internally at VMware. Earlier this week, I came […]

Getting started w/the new PowerCLI 6.5.1 Get-VsanView cmdlet

One of the things that I am most excited about from an Automation standpoint with the vSAN 6.6 release is that customers using PowerCLI will now have complete access to the vSAN Management API which we had initially introduced back in vSphere 6.0 Update 2. In PowerCLI 6.5R1, customers only had access to high level vSAN […]

SMART drive data now available using vSAN Management 6.6 API

One of the major storage enhancements that was introduced in vSphere 5.1 as part of the new I/O Device Management (IODM) framework was the addition of SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis And Reporting Technology) data for monitoring FC, FCoE, iSCSI, SAS protocol statistics, this is especially useful for monitoring the health of an SSD device. Historically, […]

New vSAN Management 6.6 API / SDKs / CLIs

With all the new awesome capabilities that have been introduced in vSAN 6.6, there is just as much Automation goodness that will be available for our customers to consume to help them easily mange and operate at scale. vSAN Management 6.6 API Below are all the new Managed Objects that have been introduced in the new vSAN Management 6.6 API. This […]