WSUS, Powershell and Computers

My role currently involves dealing with Windows in addition to the standard VMware/hardware infrastructure. If we ever thought that patching ESXi was fun, dealing with WSUS is whole other ball game. I will no doubt get around to writing a full post about it in the near future, as dealing with it has been quite …

Enabling SSH on ESXi with vRO

I think it is a good rule of thumb that the security maturity of the organisation can be measured by whether SSH is left enabled (with warnings muted) or disabled on ESXi Hosts. As there is a warning on the host if the service is enabled, and the hardening guides recommend that it is disabled, …

Managing Snapshots with vRO

One of the main issues that face departments on their virtualisation journey is how they are managing snapshots: Who can take them Who can delete them How long do they stick around for Name/Description formatting policy I consider them ‘low hanging fruit’ on the management tree – how an organisation approaches this is defined by …

ScaleIO 2.5 Upgrade advice

I’m getting into ScaleIO (Software Only) so am still quite new to the ecosystem and management commands, but having just gone through an upgrade cycle to the 2.5 release (from a later version than 2.0.0.1) I thought I’d note down my experience from doing a ScaleIO 2.5 upgrade and some things that might be useful …