Category Archives: Orchestrator

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,… Read More »

Updating a HP iLO using Rest API and vRealize Orchestrator

A security vulnerability against Hewlett Packard iLOs was announced last year (link – https://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/auxiliary/admin/hp/hp_ilo_create_admin_account), along with the required firmware to patch. No doubt there are some amazing tools by HP that will allow firmware to be patched across an estate, but as I don’t have access to them I need to find another way to… Read More »

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… Read More »

vRealise Log Insight and Orchestrator

I’m a big fan of the vRealize suite as it really adds value to a vSphere deployment. In relation to this post, LogInsight is a great tool for providing log analysis and Orchestrator manages workflows to automate and orchestrate most/all of the infrastructure. A series of posts  on vmware.com – “Self Healing Datacenter” – have… Read More »