Automating the new native VCSA bootstrap "Easy Install" in vSAN 6.6

In case you missed the previous article, have a read here which goes into greater detail behind the new VCSA bootstrap installer (also known as vSAN Easy Install) which is part of the new vSAN 6.6 release. As I hinted at the end of the previous post, customers not only have a simplified way of bootstrapping the […]

Project USB to SDDC - Part 3

OK, the wait is finally over! In this final article, we will now walk through the process of getting access to this project as well as how to get this deployed in your own environment. For those that just want to see the code, you can find it at the Github project below: Github Project: https://github.com/lamw/usb-to-sddc […]

Correlating vSAN perf metrics from vSphere Web Client to both PowerCLI & vSAN Mgmt API

While going through the PowerCLI 6.5.1 release notes last week, in addition to the new Get-VsanView cmdlet which exposes the complete vSAN Management API through PowerCLI, I had learned that we had also released a new Get-VsanStat cmdlet. This new cmdlet allows customers to easily retrieve the various vSAN Performance Metrics provided by the vSAN Performance Service. The really nice thing about vSAN […]

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 […]

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 […]