Upgrade VCSA 6.5U2 to 6.7U1 with CLI

Steps to upgrade VCSA 6.5U2 to 6.7U1 with CLI Download the vCenter Appliance 6.7U1 ISO IMPORTANT: Upgrade from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2d to 6.7 Update 1 is not supported because this patch released after 6.7 Update 1 and is considered a back in time upgrade. Make a copy of embedded_vCSA_onESXi.json in D:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\upgrade\vcsa6.5 to C:\Temp\UpgradeVCSA65To67_on_ESXi.json … Read more

Deploy VCSA 6.5 with CLI

Steps to deploy VCSA 6.5 with CLI Download the vCenter Appliance 6.5 ISO file and extract it All the template to install, upgrade & migrate are in D:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\ and we are going to modify the D:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\install\embedded_vCSA_on_ESXi.json file to install the VCSA 6.5 in a single ESXi 6.5 host in this lab Modify the parameters according … Read more

Install PowerShell Core with PowerCLI on ubuntu 18.04

Steps to install PowerShell Core with PowerCLI on ubuntu 18.04 Switch to root and install PowerShell Core #Switch to root su – # Download the Microsoft repository GPG keys wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/18.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb # Register the Microsoft repository GPG keys sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb # Update the list of products sudo apt-get update # Install PowerShell … Read more

Sample Preventive Maintenance Reports with PowerCLI

Refer to the list of Sample Preventive Maintenance Reports with PowerCLI Connect to vCenter with PowerCLI #Import VMware Module Import-Module VMware.VimAutomation.Core $vCenter = “10.253.24.16” $User = “administrator@vsphere.local” $Password = “P@ssw0rd” Connect-VIServer -Server $vCenter -User $User -Password $Password -WarningAction SilentlyContinue To get hardware inventory for all VMware ESXi host $VMHosts = Get-VMHost Foreach ($VMHost in $VMHosts) … Read more

PowerCLI-Import OVF | The OVF descriptor is not available

I always encounter “The OVF descriptor is not available” when using the Web client to import OVF If i use the PowerCLI below to import OVF with the same OVF file, it will be always successfully #Login to vCenter / vSphere Host Connect-VIServer -Server 192.168.1.121 -User administrator@vsphere.local -Password P@ssw0rd #Map Network Drive to T: $net … Read more

Install PowerCLI 10 on Windows 10

Please refer to the steps below on how to Install PowerCLI 10 on Windows 10 Set the Execution Policy to RemoteSigned Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned #Install NuGet Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -RequiredVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force Download VMware.PowerCLI (Around 539MB) and store it in C:\Temp\PowerCLI Save-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Path C:\Temp\PowerCLI It will take few minutes to complete depending on your … Read more