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Month: December 2012

Agentless / Network Monitoring with Hyperic

Agentless / Network Monitoring with Hyperic

So… I’ve installed Hyperic and am using it to monitor a bunch of stuff (Disk Space, RAM, CPU, Services) on boxes that I have installed the Hyperic Agent on but I really want to just do a simple ping against a bunch of network devices for network monitoring…. Looking at the UI it is not at all obvious how I would accomplish such a task. The answer is you have to run the job against an agent, and here’s how…

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Changing VMware ESXi 5.1 Syslog settings via PowerCLI

Changing VMware ESXi 5.1 Syslog settings via PowerCLI

Here is a quick and easy method to change the syslog settings on multiple ESX hosts using PowerCLI. First connect to your VC in PowerCLI and then run the below to see your current remote syslog server on each of the ESXi Hosts: get-vmhost | Get-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -Name Syslog.global.logHost After getting that information you can then push out new changes:#Get Each Host Connected to the vCforeach ($myHost in get-VMHost){    #Display the ESXi Host that you are applying the changes to    Write-Host…

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Updating AD Lookup Account on VMware vCVA

Updating AD Lookup Account on VMware vCVA

  I needed to update the service account password that my vCVA uses to authenticate with AD and I discovered something that was confusing for a while, my Configuration options under “Sign-On and Discovery” was missing… you can hit the little down arrow to expand the options and “Configuration” is just not there… The answer makes sense but is not immediately apparent. You need to logout of the vCVA and login as root@localos or another local account and then the…

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