For those of you out there who use VMware vCloud Director and Log Insight you may be interested in a content pack that we have built for use by the OneCloud team to help make our cloud run smoother and to give us a ton of (wait for it) Insight into our environment. It’s been a work in progress for about 9 months off and on but has served us very well. I hope that it serves you just as well.
Here are some screenshots:
I hope that this content pack is able to help you better manage your VMware vCloud Director environment. You can download the Content Pack here
just be aware that this is not released by VMware and is not supported by them. Like everything else on my blog it just came from a random blogger on the internet 🙂
As you start to use ESXi AutoDeploy more you will run into occasions where you want to look behind the scenes and see what is going on. There are a couple ways to do so:
1. In vCenter click on the “Auto Deploy” button under Administration and hit “Download AutoDeploy Log Files”. This will give you a ZIP file of the logs on the AutoDeploy Server and provides lots of information on what is going on or what might be broken.
2. Go to https://<serverIP>:6501/vmw/rbd/host/
This will bring up a list of all the hosts that have called into the AutoDeploy Server. From there you can click on the host and get more information:
From this screen you can also go to the Get gPXE Configuration which shows you your boot information (including Host Profile and Image Profile being used,) or the Get boot.cfg which shows you what appears to be the actual download of the operating system files to the server.