PowerCLI 5.5 R2 Released

n this release there are a lot of new features, not to mention the first support for Site Recovery Manager, cmdlets for creating Tags and Tag Categories, Cmdlets for working with EVC and much much more, see the full list below for the details:

  • Manage vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Create and remove tags and tag categories
  • Retrieve information and configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) mode on clusters.
  • Manage security policies for vSphere standard switches and port groups.
  • Support for Windows PowerShell 4.0.
  • Support for vSphere servers configured with IPv6.
  • Specify the priority of a VM migration
  • Provide a Hard Disk object to the RelatedObject of Get-Datastore
  • Get-Datastore cmdlet to allow filtering by cluster.
  • Get-Stat and Get-StatType now works with all types
  • Added support for e1000e network adapter type.
  • Specify all values for DiskStorageFormat when cloning a virtual machine
  • 64-Bit Support for New-OSCustomizationSpec and Set-OSCustomizationSpec
  • ToolsVersion property to VMGuest that shows the version as a string.
  • Provide a virtual portgroup to the RelatedObject of the Get-VirtualSwitch and Get-DVSwitch
  • Retrieve virtual machines by virtual switches.
  • Other bug fixes and general performance enhancements have been made to various PowerCLI cmdlets.

Download and Install PowerCLI 5.5 Release 2 today from here.

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New Training Course – VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

This course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform self-service provisioning and creation of on-demand private and multivendor cloud services.

  • Understand the vCloud Automation Center architecture and use case in today’s multivendor cloud environments
  • Install and configure vCloud Automation Center 6.0
  • Deploy Distributed Execution Managers and agents for vCloud Automation Center connectivity
  • Create endpoints to support compute fabric connectivity
  • Manage vCloud Automation Center 6.0 entities on VMware, third-party hardware, and cloud infrastructures
  • Configure vCloud Automation Center infrastructure services
  • Configure and manage tenants and blueprints
  • Configure and manage a service catalog
  • Configure and manage role-based access control
  • Request and manage machines using the user portal
  • Understand and configure vCloud Automation Center workflows
  • Integrate VMware vCenter Orchestrator with vCloud Automation Center
  • Automate application provisioning with VMware vCloud Application Director
  • Manage and monitor machines and resource reclamation

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New Technical White Paper – What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Networking

With the release of VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware brings a number of enhancements to the networking capabilities in the vSphere platform. These enhancements enable users to manage their virtual networking infrastructure with greater efficiency and confidence. The following are the enhancements made in the vSphere 5.5 release:

  • Morehashing algorithms forlink aggregation
  • Morelinkaggregation groups
  • Traffic-filtering support
  • Differentiated ServiceCodePoint(DSCP) markingsupport
  • Improved host-level packet-capture tool
  • Improved single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support
  • 40GBnetwork adapter support

Download: What’s New in VMware  vSphere 5.5 Networking

The Hardware Status tab displays the error, Navigation to the webpage was cancelled

Yesterday I setup 2 x ESXi 5.1,  the Hardware Status tab displays the error, Navigation to the webpage was cancelled. Below is my resolution

Navigation to the webpage was canceled. What you can try: Retype the address

  • Disable the proxy settings from the browser.To disable the settings:
    1. Launch Internet Explorer.
    2. Navigate to Tools > Internet options.
    3. Click the Connections tab.
    4. Click LAN settings.
    5. Select the Use automatic configuration script option.

The hardware status back to normal

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