Restrict AD access to the vSphere Management Assistant

When vMA is added to active directory, be default, all users will be able to login to the appliance. In order to restrict the login to certain users or groups, we need to manually edit the Likewise configuration file located in /etc/likewise/lsassd.conf Look for the following section, uncomment “require-membership-of” and provide a comma seperated list of users, groups and sid’s that you would like to restrict access to. # Allow only the following users and groups...

June 10, 2015 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone verbose logging

There are three components to vCenter Converter - The Server, Agent and the Worker In order to enable verbose logging on each of the components, backup and edit the below files at: %programdata%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\ converter-agent.xml converter-server.xml converter-worker.xml In each file change the log level from “info” to “verbose” under the following element <log> ... <level>info</level> </log> Restart the converter services to apply the above changes.

November 5, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

What is VOD?

VOD or VPX operational dashboard was introduced in vCenter Server 2.0.1 as a debugging/troubleshooting tool integrated with vCenter Server. It displays a dashboard of the Virtual Center runtime state and some internal statistics. This was not publicly announced but was used by VMware personnel for troubleshooting. It still exists today in the vCenter Server 5.5. VOD also saves all of the runtime statistics periodically into the vpxd-profiler.log or profiler.log and is enabled by default....

August 25, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

So how does VMware DPM work?

VMware DPM(Distributed Power Management) is a feature that is enabled at a cluster level(part of DRS) in vCenter Server. VMware DPM helps to reduce power consumption by powering off hosts where CPU/Memory demand(Virtual Machine CPU/Memory actual usage + unsatisfied demand) is low. How does VMware DPM decide when to power off or power on an ESXi host in the cluster? VMware DPM calculates the CPU/Memory demand at the cluster level(from all the ESXi hosts in the cluster)....

July 12, 2014 · 3 min · Jahnin Rajamoni

Is the Auto Deploy plugin 5.1 supported with vCenter 5.5?

The Auto Deploy plugin 5.1 has not been tested with vCenter Orchestrator 5.5. The Auto Deploy plugin 5.1 is supported only with vCenter Orchestrator 5.1.x and all the vCenter server versions that are compatible with vCenter Orchestrator 5.1.x. Likewise, the Auto Deploy plugin 1.0 has been tested only with vCenter Orchestrator 4.2 and all the vCenter server versions that are compatible with vCenter Orchestrator 4.2. For more information on the vCenter Server versions that are compatible with vCenter Orchestrator 4....

April 9, 2014 · 1 min · Jahnin Rajamoni