Reporting vSAN Object distribution across vSAN Disk Groups using PowerCLI

Several weeks back, I was cleaning up my scratch space, where I store all my random code snippets for various questions which I receive on a regular basis and I came across a nifty little script that I had put together for a particular customer request. I had completely forgotten about it and I thought it could come in […]

How to convert vSAN RVC commands into PowerCLI and/or other vSphere SDKs?

A common request that I see come up from our field and customers is getting specific vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands to be made more generally available in other vSphere CLI/SDKs like PowerCLI for example. Funny enough, many folks do not realize that this functionality has been there since vSAN 6.2 and specifically with the […]

Docker Container for the Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)

The Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) is an extremely useful tool for vSphere Administrators and has been bundled as part of vCenter Server (Windows and the vCenter Server Appliance) since vSphere 6.0. One feature that is only available in the VCSA’s version of RVC is the VSAN Observer which is used to capture and analyze performance statistics for a VSAN environment […]

Automating full configuration of a VSAN Stretched Cluster using RVC

A couple of weeks back I had spent some time setting up several VSAN Stretched Clusters in my lab for some testing and although it was extremely easy to setup using the vSphere Web Client, I still prefer to stand up the environment completely automated 🙂 In looking to automate the VSAN Stretched Cluster configuration, […]

How to download offline VSAN HCL file for VSAN Health Check Plugin?

One of the coolest features in the new VSAN Health Check Plugin is the automatic verification of your underlying hardware (hosts, disks, storage controller & drivers) by automatically checking it against VMware’s VSAN HCL (Hardware Compatibility List). The VSAN HCL database can either be downloaded automatically from VMware.com or manually uploaded if you do not […]