Create / Import host profile from existing config – PS PowerCLI

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https://github.com/cann0nf0dder/PS_PowerCLI.git

<#
NAME: Import_Host_Profile.ps1
AUTHOR: Chris Danielewski
DATE : 8/22/2017
PURPOSE: This script will import host profile from config location

OUTPUT: N/A
REQUIRED UTILITIES: PowerCLI,

==========================================================================
CHANGE HISTORY:
GE HISTORY:
v1.0 8/23/2017 CD New script!
#>

param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][String]$location
)

#environemt
$profile_name = “Imported_profile”
$pathTOprofile = $location + “profile.vpf”

$obj = Get-View ServiceInstance
$hpobj = Get-View -Id $obj.Content.HostProfileManager

$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.HostProfileSerializedHostProfileSpec
$spec.Name = $profile_name
$spec.Enabled = $true
$spec.Annotation = “Imported via automation”
$spec.Validating = $false
$spec.ProfileConfigString = (Get-Content -Path $pathTOprofile)

$hpobj.CreateProfile($spec)

 

Export last host profile – PS Powercli script

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Quick script to export last host profile: https://github.com/cann0nf0dder/PS_PowerCLI.git

<#
NAME: Export_HostProfile.ps1
AUTHOR: Chris Danielewski
DATE : 8/22/2017
PURPOSE: This script will export host profile to new pod config location.

OUTPUT: N/A
REQUIRED UTILITIES: PowerCLI,

==========================================================================
CHANGE HISTORY:
GE HISTORY:
v1.0 8/22/2017 CD New script!
#>

param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][String]$location
)

#environemt
$lastprof = @()
$lastprof = Get-VMHostProfile
$hostProfile = $lastprof[-1]
$hostProfileName = $lastprof[-1].Name
$output = $location + “\” + “profile.vpf”
Export-VMHostProfile -FilePath $output -Profile $hostProfile -Force

 

Quick powercli search for information on recently deleted VMs

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Above is quick and dirty syntax that’s quite easy to remember!

More syntax options can be found here: http://www.virtu-al.net/2009/08/27/powercli-one-liners-last-10-vms-created-and-removed/

 

 

vSphere 6.x Enable & Disable iSCSI Jumbo Frames on vmk & vswitches powershell script

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PowerCLI Core on Mac OS Sierra setup guide

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“PowerCLI Core uses Microsoft PowerShell Core and .Net Core to enable users of Linux, Mac and Docker to now use the same cmdlets which were previously only available on windows.”

This will allow you to use PowerCLI and connect to vCenter Server / Hosts directly from your Mac Terminal!

1.Download the fling from:

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/powercli-core#summary

2.Download and Install Homebew

“Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t” – is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system – Amazing tool!

Open Terminal and run:

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3. Install OpenSSL and Curl (using homebrew!)

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4. Install wget (using homebrew!)

Output:

5. Donwload Powershell for MAC

Output:

6.Install Powershell (via GUI or terminal)

7.Create modules directory

8.Unzip flig contents to modules directory

9.Run powershell!

10. Import modules

11. Ignore the certs

12. Connect to vC:

Enjoy!

 

vSphere ESXi Rolling reboots Safe powershell script – Calculate Cluster load / Safe MM

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Calculate Cluster Load vSphere powershell script / function

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I was surprised I couldn’t find this script/function when looking across WWW.

Here it is!

 

HPE Stackato 3.4.2 / 3.6.2 cloud deployment automated for vSphere – Powershell

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Build template:

In order to run the Invoke-VMscript cmdlet, we need to spin up stackato VM from ovf, install VMware tools, run some recent updates/patches and save this VM as template.

  1. Deploy stackato VM from OVF
  2. Open VM Console and configure OS:
    Login with stackato/stackato
    Reset stackato password to stackato123 using passwd
    Change IP: kato op static_ip (give it free temporary IP in 172.x.x.x) example:
  3. Restart server:
  4. Set passwordless SUDO
  5. Update Ubuntu OS (glibc)
  6. Install VMware tools & Hardware
  7. Change permission for interface settings
  8. Set the IP address to 192.168.100.100 (this will be overwritten by the script):
  9. Shutdown guest OS and upgrade virtual hardware
  10. Clone VM to template, name should be stackato-3.x.2-template-vm-tools

 

 

Update all Host profiles from reference host script

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Enable / Disable alerts on ESXi Cluster script

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