VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions
Nov15

VMware: List/Audit VMware Tools Versions

KB ID 0001618 Problem If you want to either audit, or simply get a quick list of which of your VMs are running which versions of VMware Tools, here are a few options. Show VMware Tools Versions With PowerCLI Use the following Syntax Get-VM | Select-Object -Property Name,@{Name=’ToolsVersion’;Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersion}} Like so; Show VMware Tools Versions With VI Client Using HTML Client To Show VMware Tools...

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Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 2)

KB ID 0001609 Back in part one we setup SQL and our Composer server, now we will deploy our VMware Horizon View Connection Server(s). Install VMware Horizon View Connection Server On a domain joined Windows server, download and launch the Connection Server installer. Accept the EULA > Next > Acept or change the install location > Next > Select Horizon ‘Standard’  Server > Next > Set a data recovery...

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Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)
Oct14

Deploy VMware Horizon View (Part 1)

KB ID 0001608 Note: You don’t need VMware Composer, or SQL, to use Horizon, but if you want to deploy ‘Composed’ pools then you will, (also if you want to maintain an events database), so I’ll cover this first. Below I’m going to create a database for Horizon Composer, and Horizon Events. Then I’ll install Horizon Composer. Horizon View SQL Installation Installing SQL is straight forward enough,...

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VMware: Install PowerCLI
Oct10

VMware: Install PowerCLI

KB ID 0001606 Problem There was a time you had to go to VMware and download PowerCLI then install it, that’s no longer the case, any machine with a, (reasonably new) version of PowerShell can simply pull the commandlets down from a repository and you are ready to go. Solution Firstly if you have the ‘old version’ of PowerCLI you can uninstall it from Add/Remove programs (appwiz.exe). Before installing, you need to be...

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VMware Unified Access Gateway: Horizon Deployment
Oct09

VMware Unified Access Gateway: Horizon Deployment

KB ID 0001605 Problem With older versions of Horizon View, we simply deployed another Connection server and called it a Security Server. The drawback of that is, it requires another Windows licence. You can now deploy  VMware UAG (Unified Access Gateway), try to think of it as a ‘Netscaler for VMware’, and like other VMware solutions it’s a small appliance built on VMware’s ‘Photon’ Linux. Below is...

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PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors
Oct07

PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors

KB ID 0001603 Problem When attempting to connect to a vCenter or ESXi host, you see the following error;   Connect-VIServer : {Date} {Time} Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server. Additional Information: Could not establish trust relationship...

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