Category Archives: Virtualization

Clone Template to new vCenter

On a recent TAM Lab session (TAM Lab 082) I covered several methods for managing vSphere templates. At the end of the presentation we had a brief bonus method that showed using PowerCLI to clone a template to a different … Continue reading

Posted in Scripting, Virtualization | Leave a comment

Skyline Health Diagnostics custom SSL certificates

I recently read about the new Skyline Health Diagnostics tool. Here is a short quote that captures what this tool is all about. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics for vSphere is a self-service tool to detect issues using log bundles and … Continue reading

Posted in Lab Infrastructure, Virtualization | Leave a comment

Photon OS 3.0 Grow Filesystem

I recently had a need to grow the root filesystem on a Photon OS 3.0 virtual machine. This is something I’ve done before with Ubuntu Linux (blog post here), but Photon OS does not include the growpart command out of … Continue reading

Posted in Virtualization | 3 Comments

Lab Updates: Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS Template

Earlier this year I posted a thread on creating an Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Template for use in a lab. You can check that out here: https://enterpriseadmins.org/blog/virtualization/lab-updates-ubuntu-18-04-template/ In late April of this year (2020) Canonical released a new Ubuntu 20.04 … Continue reading

Posted in Lab Infrastructure, Virtualization | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Scripting, Virtualization | Leave a comment