'System.Management.Automation.ConfigPropertyAccessor' exception when launching PowerCLI Core in Linux firstboot script

Happy New Years everyone! I just got back into the swing of things after taking some much needed time off over the holiday break. While catching up on my email, I also re-visited one of my pet projects I had been working on right before the break. I needed to launch a specific PowerCLI script upon […]

How to run a Docker Container on the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5?

One of the most notable changes in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) in vSphere 6.5 is a switch of the underlying OS from SLES to VMware’s very own Photon OS. With this change, VMware will now own the entire software stack within the VCSA (OS + Application). This will allow VMware to quickly respond and deliver OS and security updates to […]

VMware PowerCLI for Mac OS X, Linux & More? Yes, please!

There were a several announcements at last weeks VMworld US Conference, but one of the most exciting piece of news in my opinion was from Alan Renouf, Product Manager for all things API/SDK/CLI at VMware. During Alan’s What’s New PowerCLI session, he announced that PowerCLI is finally coming to both Mac OS X as well as Linux! As you can imagine, the […]

How to update AppCatalyst's default PhotonOS VM template w/Docker 1.9?

For those of you using VMware’s free AppCatalyst Hypervisor, you may have noticed that there is currently not a way to update to the latest Docker 1.9 Engine/Client using Photon’s package manager, Tiny Dandified YUM (tndf). Although you can manually install Docker 1.9 on any deployed PhotonOS VMs from AppCatalyst, the only issue with that is that all VMs based off […]