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

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

About me

Filed under: — A. Mikkelsen @ 19:42 pm

Hello,
My name is Anders Mikkelsen. I work as a Operation Specialist at NNIT Denmark.

I’m a certified VCP, VSP, VTSP .

I will use this site to share some of the programming, scripting and other stuff I make or just want to share.
I will also post useful content on this site that is more or less only for my own sake – so I don’t forget.

I hope you can use some of the things I post at this site.

12 Comments »

  1. Hello Anders ~

    I know you did not have a chance to get a “Pre-Briefing” from us directly last week, but VKernel released “StorageVIEW” today. So you may finally get to play around with this free tool in your virtual environment. At only 6MB, it rounds out the family of lightweight products (including CapacityVIEW and AppVIEW) that sit on the desktop.

    StorageVIEW delivers quick analysis of VM infrastructure path latency. It provides:

    • Top five host/datastore paths with the highest latency
    • Listing of the associated VMs for these high latency paths
    • Throughput information for each VM in the high latency path
    • Aggregated results for the remaining datastore/host pairs
    • Support for NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel

    The download may be accessed here: http://bit.ly/b9vF69

    Hope you and your readers find StorageVIEW an eye-opening tool,
    – Tina

    P.S. Another blogger actually found it quite revealing already. See his results here: http://jfvi.co.uk/2010/06/23/storageview-beyond-the-press-release/

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Wednesday, June 23, 2010 @ 21:32 pm

  2. Hello Again Anders ~

    Another “Pre-Briefing” opportunity here:

    VKernel has a couple news items in association with our upcoming Chargeback 2.0 release.

    1. This release extends Chargeback support to both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX environments while also adding support for mixed chargeback models (allocation vs. usage). Chargeback 2.0 is the second product from VKernel to support Microsoft Hyper-V following on the launch of the lastest version of VKernel Capacity Analyzer.

    2. VKernel is the chargeback partner for Microsoft’s recently released Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 which was announced at Microsoft’s Worldwide partner conference this week in Washington DC. The self-service portal is a collection of tools and guidance from Microsoft enabling the creation of private, self-service clouds.

    So you can see Chargeback as a key component to cloud strategy.

    Do tell is your schedule has any openings and I can send you a GoToMeeting invite to chat with our CMO, Bryan Semple, next week. This Chargeback pre-brief would be ‘under embargo’ until Monday July 26th, at which point you are free to write about it. (We’ll then be releasing the news officially the next day Tuesday July 27th.)

    Best Regards,
    – Tina

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 0:21 am

  3. Hello,

    I hope you are well?

    I’ve recently finished writing some software that automates the process of documenting VMware ESX and vCenter configuration.

    I’d really appreciate it if you could take a look and let me know what you think? Perhaps blog about it or maybe give away a couple of licenses on your site?

    http://centrel-solutions.com/XIAConfiguration/features.aspx?pagetoview=vmwaresystems

    Thanks for your time!

    David

    Comment by David Homer — Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 14:48 pm

  4. Hi David,
    All is well.
    Thanks for letting me know about your new software.
    At first look it looks good. I like the fact that you can document virtual and physical machines and compare it with earlier reports.

    But since it’s summer and almost time for my vacation I’ll take a closer look at it in august.

    A. Mikkelsen

    Comment by A. Mikkelsen — Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 20:00 pm

  5. This will be for when you get back from holidays in August, Anders…

    As I intimated a couple weeks back, VKernel announced our Chargeback 2.0 release today. The new release extends chargeback support to both Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and VMware ESX environments. Mixed environments require capacity management solutions that operate across both platforms. VKernel Chargeback 2.0 is the first chargeback solution designed for these heterogeneous environments.

    The release also adds support for mixed chargeback models. VKernel Chargeback 2.0 now supports both allocated and actual resource consumption models. By reporting on both measures, infrastructure teams can chargeback for actual resource consumption, allocated resources, or simply show application teams the difference in real dollars between their allocated capacity and actual usage.

    This cost visibility is critical to capacity management, reducing VM sprawl, and supporting private cloud initiatives.

    Chargeback 2.0 is the second product from VKernel to support Microsoft Hyper-V Server, following the launch of VKernel Capacity Analyzer. A 30-day trial is available for immediate download from http://www.vkernel.com/download/chargeback.

    Hope this is of help to your readers,
    – Tina

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 21:25 pm

  6. Hello Anders ~

    Will you be attending VMworld San Francisco … and/or Copenhagen? It Would be nice to meet in person.

    Before the San Francisco VMworld (August 24th to be exact) VKernel has a BIG release coming out: the “Capacity Management Suite.” I was wondering if you would be interested in getting pre-briefed on this by our Chief Marketing Officer, Bryan Semple, sometime from August 17 – 20. We would only ask that you sit on the news until Monday August 23rd (the day before the general announcement).

    I think it might be of interest to your readers here!

    Do you see sometime in your schedule that week (Aug 17 – 20)? If so, please tell me what time works best for you and I will schedule a GoToMeeting.

    Hope to catch you one of these times — especially THIS time with such a big release.

    Best Regards,
    – Tina

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Wednesday, August 4, 2010 @ 22:01 pm

  7. Hi Tina,
    I’ll be attending VMworld in Copenhagen and yes we could meet.

    I’ll be on vacation the next weeks so i don’t have time to meet with your engineer.

    Anders

    Comment by A. Mikkelsen — Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 10:46 am

  8. Hi Anders ~

    Good news that you will be in Copenhagen. We”l be at booth 72. It will be better to get a LIVE demo of this week’s release. 🙂

    So, yes, as intimated earlier, VKernel just released the industry’s first, fully integrated solution for capacity management on an enterprise level: Capacity Management Suite 2.0. (http://www.vkernel.com/products/capacity-management-suite?src=BL)

    Capacity Management Suite (CMS) integrates a powerful capacity management dashboard, and four core VKernel products into a cohesive application suite which can perform the four components of capacity management: monitoring, planning, optimization and chargeback. Using a patent-pending analytics engine, CMS provides accurate and robust insights into a virtual environment by processing over 20 metrics per VM on a near real time basis.

    The SysAdmin’s life is officially made easier with this one virtual appliance with enhancements in:
    – integration
    – scalability
    – analytics, and
    – automation.

    Plus, a new application “Inventory 1.0” has been introduced to the toolset.

    Capacity Management Suite 2.0 is immediately available for download here: http://www.vkernel.com/download/capacity-management-suite?src=BL

    Hope this is of use to your readers and we of course welcome your feedback.

    Best Regards,
    – Tina

    P.S. Here is the formal press release link for your reference: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/08/prweb4412444.htm and see you in Copenhagen!

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 19:40 pm

  9. Hello Anders ~

    How might we find you at VMworld in Copenhagen? Do you have a time and place that is best for your schedule? VKernel is at booth #72. Our CMO, Bryan Semple will be there and is eager to talk with you. The product we showed at VMworld San Francisco (Capacity Management Suite) took the VMworld 2010 Best of Show Gold Award for Virtualization Management, so I am sure he has a lot to say about that! 😀

    See you in a couple of weeks!
    – Tina

    Comment by Tina Dussault — Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 19:50 pm

  10. Hi Tina,
    I’ll drop by the booth monday or tuesday.

    Comment by A. Mikkelsen — Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 20:04 pm

  11. like the CDP info script. Unfortunately getting errors with the delimiter line, am i doing something wrong.

    [vSphere PowerCLI] D:\scripts> $objExcludeList = Import-Csv -Path $strExcludeFile -Delimiter “;” | Sort HostFQDN, vmnic
    Import-Csv : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘Delimiter’.
    At line:1 char:62
    + $objExcludeList = Import-Csv -Path $strExcludeFile -Delimiter <<<< ";" | Sort HostFQDN, vmnic

    Comment by Mick — Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 22:31 pm

  12. Hi,
    Have you tried to retype the “;”, maybe there is some problem with the copy paste.
    Else you can try to use a different delimiter.
    By the way are you using Powershell 1.0 or 2.0 ? – It must be 2.0 or later

    Comment by A. Mikkelsen — Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 6:28 am

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