Do you have vCenter plugins that you need to get removed. Well here is a quick easy tip.
When you have to kind of oversee all things VMware vSphere it helps to know what’s out there on your network. Typically in a large organization if someone installs ESX, there is going to be a vCenter to manage it. And up until vSphere 5, vCenter would be installed on a Windows server. Here is one way to at least find those vCenter servers on your network and your duty is to know. This could be because you deal with all the licenses, have to audit, you possibly have to enforce standards, all the above, etc.
I recently came across this issue in my lab after upgrading my vCenter Server from version 4.1 to version 5 and figured I’d blog about it. In this case I have a couple of hosts with configuration issues shown in the screenshot below.
Boomerang is a cool little tool that installs on windows that gives you the capabilities to connect to multiple vCenters. You can do simple tasks like power on & off VMs or remote console to a VM. This is no way replaces vCenter for more complex tasks but it should make life easier.
Last week VMware release their iPad client for free in the iTunes store. This is a client that leverages the latest version of the vCMA which allow mobile devices to manage vCenter. A community site was also put up which has all the relevant information needed to get started using the VMware vSphere Client for iPad and vCMA.
Shows how to configure directory services in vCenter 4.1
Shows how to add a Distributed Switch in vCenter 4.x
Shows how to add a nic a to a virtual switch in vCenter 4.x
Shows how to add a esx host to vCenter 4.
This video show the basics about Vmware vCenter Orchestrator, how to install, setup, configure, and apply some simply workflows.