VMware : How to identify the LEADER SupervisorControPlane in vSphere with Tanzu

In this post, we going to show you how you can connect to the supervisor cluster control plane nodes and identify the Leader for Kubernetes master within VMware vSphere with Tanzu. This is important for certain troubleshooting and analysis tasks.

As you maybe know the supervisor cluster is the Kubernetes cluster that we stand up inside of a vSphere cluster when enabling workload management.

The supervisor cluster like other Kubernetes clusters operates an active-passive multi-master model and only one master

VMware : Tips of the week #4

We want to share with you some concepts, helpful commands, and gotchas that we have come across during the first few days within the Kubernetes world.  

Kubernetes uses a command-line tool called kubectl for running commands against clusters,  you may find yourself frustrated by the time spent typing repetitive commands.

This article will highlight tips used to simplify the usage of kubectl and save you time.

Shell aliases can be used to shorten all shell commands and not just

VMware : AWX Host inventory without UUID

When using the VMware vCenter dynamic inventory, the hostname is imported in the following format ‘name_uuid’. For example: vINCEPTION_56474ba9-b3f0-74cb-9ac4-fc895RTbb14b

If you need to get the hosts hostname instead of hostname_uuid using VMware dynamic inventory in AWX, this video will show you how: 

Enjoy! 

VMware : Using Ansible to update VMware vSphere

In any environment, small or large, it’s always considered best practices to keep a platform up to date especially with all the CVE we have seen recently.

With Update Manager or Lifecycle Manager, ESXi patches shouldn’t be that painful. But planning to patch your environment composed of many hosts, on different vSphere Clusters and vCenters may be a challenge for a sysadmin.

Ansible has by default a lot of VMware modules that can help to automate VMware vSphere tasks and

VMware : Tip of the Week #2

Correctly identifying an issue is the most critical step in troubleshooting.. Most of the time we are using either linux grep, sed, awk commands piped together, or find function in a text editor. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics for vSphere is a new tool that can help you to log analysis and every vSphere administrator should use it.

This tool is designed to help you diagnose and detect issues using log bundles of your VMware platform (vCenter and ESXi Logs).

 You can

VMware : How to resolve a vSphere TPM error on VxRAIL

A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a computer chip/microcontroller that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the platform and since version 6.7 vSphere support TPM 2.0.

If you have a host on you VxRAIL cluster with an alert in vCenter stating TPM 2.0 device detected, the steps below must be performed on each affected node to resolve this error (one at the time):

Before you start, place the host into Maintenance Mode in vCenter using Ensure Accessibilty.

In

VMware : How to factory reset a VxRail node

If you think your node is not running properly as it should be, or you simply need to move a node from one cluster to another,  it might be a good opportunity to perform a factory reset of your host.

Follow the directions below to perform a factory reset in VxRail node:

Enjoy! 

Nutanix : Files and VMware vRealize Automation integration

Nutanix Files is a native part of the Nutanix Enterprise portfolio and like any other Nutanix products, Files expose a REST API that can be used to automate many operations.

In the video below, we will cover how to extend many functionalities of Nutanix Files with both VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator in order to add a File as a Service in the vRA catalogue.

To do this, we integrate 3 platforms: Nutanix Files, vRealize Orchestrator, and the vRealize

VMware : 07 features that maybe you didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

There are more than one reason to plan vSphere 7 upgrade and a lot of features and capabilities with this new version.

Below are 7 features that you may didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

#1-VCSA-BACKUP:

VCSA backup status directly on the vCenter html5 client, which shows the last file-based backup and the health status of vcsa.

#2-vCenter Server profiles:

4 new API calls : List, Export, Validate and Import can be consumed with DCLI, PowerCLI, or other automation tools to

VMware : vSAN troubleshooting

You don’t need to be an expert to perform a basic vSAN troubleshooting and many problems could be easily resolved without the need to open a case. All you need is a good process.

Here is a simple procedure that might be useful when you find out you have a problem

First of all, you need to identify the problem, and ideally, you want to provide as much accurate information. For that, you need at least, to ask the following