Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

Playing with the vRanger 4.5 vAPI (Powershell :-))

Since Vizioncore came out with vRanger 4.x, last year, I been working on porting the VBS script “vRanger Script version 2.0” to Powershell. During this time I have found several bugs/missing functionality in the vAPI. Vizioncore have corrected the bugs with new releases of vRanger. The first vRanger version where all vAPI cmdlets worked in… Read More »

Smart and simple backup script with PowerCLI

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… Read More »

First VMbook published

“This first VMware® VMbook focuses on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) and is intended to guide the reader through the step-by-step process to set-up a multisite VMware Infrastructure that is capable of supporting BCDR services. The VMbook will provide very valuable insight into the considerations and design principles for a multisite virtual infrastructure data… Read More »

Undocumented VCB config.js feature

Duncan over at YellowBricks.com found a undocumented fearure in the VCB config.js file One of my customers wanted to use the default VCB framework but did not want to quiesce the VM for several reasons. (Databases, Active Directory etc.) I could not find an option in the config.js file but noticed the following in the… Read More »