Category Archives: Scripting

vRealize Operations Alerts using Rest Notification Plugin

I have created several vRealize Operations (vROps) alerts in the past, mainly using the Log File Plugin and Standard Email Plugin. However, I recently had someone ask for more information on using the Rest Notification Plugin. I hadn’t used this, … Continue reading

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Using Log Insight Agent to find insecure LDAP binds

I recently read an interesting article on the vSphere Blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2020/01/microsoft-ldap-vsphere-channel-binding-signing-adv190023.html, which states Microsoft is making a change to the default behavior of LDAP servers that are part of Active Directory. This change will require secure LDAP channel binding by … Continue reading

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Reload syslog configuration on ESXi

I recently updated Log Insight to version 3.3.2 in my lab. After selecting the appropriate PAK file, the UI displayed a warning containing the following text: Note that certain builds of ESXi need to have their syslog configuration reloaded after … Continue reading

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Find ESXi Installation Date with PowerCLI

I recently noticed a link to a very interesting article on Twitter: Find ESXi Installation Date — http://vcdx56.com/2016/01/05/find-esxi-installation-date/. These steps are straight forward and show how to calculate the original ESXi install date, looking at the first section of the … Continue reading

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Do you have any way of getting IPs from a list of server names?

A few days ago, someone asked a very basic question. Where is the opposite version of this script:http://enterpriseadmins.org/blog/scripting/do-you-have-any-way-of-getting-server-name-from-the-attached-list-of-ips/? They had a list of host names and wanted the associated IP addresses. Since it is somewhat common for a name to … Continue reading

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