Author Archives: rajeev

vSphere ESXi white box up and running

By | 18th August 2015

Home Lab: (though not directly related to tools but various tools are used to have the lab running) ¬†ūüôā Purpose: My purpose of the home lab was to do something different from the regular tasks done at office. As all the vmware vsphere home lab users around the world, I too have started with white‚Ķ Read More »

Understanding KVM a little more :)

By | 14th August 2015

KVM has been around for quite some time but never tried to do much with¬†it. With Openstack, KVM has been the default hypervisor of the choice and¬†KVM has good¬†support in openstack¬†¬†community. Some of my explorations led to few great readings and some trial and errors on KVM. What is KVM: Introduction is probably not needed‚Ķ Read More »

Using Ansible to install vmware tools (open-vm-tools)

By | 1st August 2015

Installation of vmware tools for linux versions can be done using the open-vm-tools. Noticed the below message while trying to install vmware tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 $ sudo ./ [sudo] password for rsa: open-vm-tools are available from the OS vendor and VMware recommends using open-vm-tools. See for more information. Do you still want‚Ķ Read More »

packstack error with neutron

By | 30th July 2015

Every since I started working¬†with openstack. I have tried different methods right from manual installation of every component —¬†¬†devstack. One of of the most easiest method of installing openstack is using the RDO repo with packstack. I got the following error ¬†unfortunately I was unable to find the issue. Had to use step 3(revert back‚Ķ Read More »

Monitoring specific Hosts using VMware Log Insight

By | 5th May 2015

If you want to specifically monitor a single host in the Log insight then this can be done using the following steps:- 1. Click on Administration on the left corner of the screen. 2. Add vCenter server ip to vsphere Integration and test the connection.   3. Click on advance options and select the host‚Ķ Read More »

Creating Nested ESXi VMs using Powercli

By | 5th May 2015

In case of lab environments the best method is to create Nested ESXi VMs. This can be accomplished easily by creating ESXiVMs with the GOS as ESXi 5.x. Wrote a¬†¬†small script which does the same thing. There might be other¬†ways of doing this like using autodeploy or using API to create the ESXiVMs at the‚Ķ Read More »

Powercli script to shutdown and Poweron VM

By | 14th April 2015

Powercli script to shutdown and start of virtual machine. This powercli script was created for a specific use case where we needed to shutdown the virtual machine and start it after shutdown is complete. During the writing of the script found the most important case is how you cleanly shutdown your virtual machine and then‚Ķ Read More »

Starting with Ansible

By | 14th April 2015

This Blog post is about getting started with Ansible. Getting started with Ansbile. If you haven’t started using Ansible then it is something you are missing. Ansible is a configuration managemnt tool. It can be installed on any linux machine. For this demo using ubuntu 12.04 It has some of the dependencies that need to‚Ķ Read More »

vCloud director: List of available powercli commands (vcd)

By | 17th February 2015

PowerCLI C:Program Files (x86)VMwareInfrastructurevSphere PowerCLI> Connect-CIServer -server -User Administrator -Password ” PowerCLI C:Program Files (x86)VMwareInfrastructurevSphere PowerCLI> get-command -Module | select name Name —- Add-CIDatastore Connect-CIServer Disconnect-CIServer Get-Catalog Get-CIAccessControlRule Get-CIDatastore Get-CINetworkAdapter Get-CIRole Get-CIUser Get-CIVApp Get-CIVAppNetwork Get-CIVAppStartRule Get-CIVAppTemplate Get-CIView Get-CIVM Get-ExternalNetwork Get-Media Get-NetworkPool Get-Org Get-OrgNetwork Get-OrgVdc Get-ProviderVdc Import-CIVApp Import-CIVAppTemplate New-CIAccessControlRule New-CIVApp New-CIVAppNetwork New-CIVAppTemplate New-Org New-OrgNetwork‚Ķ Read More »