Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 8

In Part 8, we are going to take a look how services are managed in a VCSA or PSC node which is provided by the vCenter Server Lifecycle Management system also referred to internally as vMon. You can interact with the vMon service using either the service-control utility which is only available via SSH or the VAMI […]

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 7

In the previous article (Part 6), we demonstrated how you can easily associate the list of VMDKs to their respective OS partitions within a VCSA or PSC node, which is useful when you need to increase the disk capacity for a specific OS partition. In Part 7, we are now going to drill down a bit further into the underlying filesystem and retrieve […]

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 6

In Part 6, we will take a look at how we can use the new VAMI APIs to easily associate the underlying VMDKs to their respective OS disk partitions for a VCSA or PSC node. In addition, the workflow of increasing the disk capacity for a specific partition has also been simplified further with the new VAMI […]

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 5

In Part 5, we are now going to have a look at networking section of the VAMI UI. VAMI UI Area of Focus In the Networking tab, under the “Manage” sub-tab, you can find details about the system Hostname (PNID), DNS servers as well as the configurations for each network interface (in the case of a VCHA deployment, […]

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 4

In Part 4, we are now going to shift our attention to a very important topic which often gets overlooked and is also usually one of the culprits for many infrastructure issues. What am I referring to? Time Synchronization! You would not believe the number of times that I hear about an issue (not always VMware-related) and after looking into […]