A. Mikkelsen VMware ESX scripts, commands, tools and other nice to know things that will make your virtualization days easier!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Smart and simple backup script with PowerCLI

Filed under: PowerCLI Scripts,PowerShell — Tags: , , , , , , , — A. Mikkelsen @ 21:32 pm

A friend on the Danish VMUG pointed me towards this simple backup script, from GestaltIT.com.
http://gestaltit.com/all/tech/virtualization/simon/vmware-backup-powercli-script/

The script creates a snapshot of a VM (from a CSV file) and creates a Thin Provisioned clone based on the snapshot, on a specified datastore (from the CSV file).

This a smart and simple way to create a backup of a list of VM’s.

It’s a must read for PowerCLI users.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide Released

Filed under: Security — Tags: , , — A. Mikkelsen @ 9:18 am

VMware has released their hardening guide for vSphere 4.0.

There is more than 100 guidelines to choose from, divided between

  • Introduction
  • Virtual Machines
  • Host (both ESXi and ESX)
  • vNetwork
  • vCenter
  • Console OS (for ESX only)

http://blogs.vmware.com/security/2010/04/vsphere-40-hardening-guide-released.html

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