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PowerCLI: Enabling and Disabling SSH on vSphere hosts

I’m all about running PowerCLI to replace GUI management. Every once in a while there is a requirement to access the ESXCLI on my vSphere hosts, and this is a classic task that is a multi-click process and if you’re using the old 4.x or 5.0/5.1 web client, you may find the process very tedious. PowerCLI to the Rescue My …

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VMworld – Keynote and Announcements

This is going to be an incredible few days as we wrap together all the information about the keynote and the big announcements that just came out. So let’s talk about what we’ve heard from the morning keynote. vSphere 5.5 The new version of the flagship VMware vSphere ESXi platform is the new version 5.5 that adds many new features …

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PowerCLI – Enabling or Disabling VAAI in a vSphere Cluster

There are limited cases where you would need to do this, but since I’m a huge proponent for scripting anything I do, here is a programmatic (and quick) way to enable or disable VAAI functionality for your vSphere clusters. Why Disable VAAI? The first thing you are asking of course, is why on earth would we do this? In vSphere …

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Unable to use VeeamZip with VMware Free Hypervisor: Understanding Why

This week a question was posed to me from a fellow VMUG community member. The question asked was whether it was possible to use VeeamZip (aka Veeam Backup Free Edition) with the VMware ESXi Free Hypervisor. Great question. Let’s start with the unfortunate answer, which is…no. Not the answer we would like to see, but the real meat of the situation …