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Month: March 2014

Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

Cloud Content Pack (vCD) for Log Insight

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…

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Monitoring VMware vCenter Servers using HTTP Health checks

Monitoring VMware vCenter Servers using HTTP Health checks

If you are curious about monitoring your VMware vCenter Servers which I am sure that most of you are then you might find this interesting. Did you know that you can monitor the: VMware vSphere Profile-driven Storage Service vCenter Inventory Service ESX Agent Manager vService Manager vCenter Storage Monitoring Service vCenter Logging Services Autodeploy Service All with a simple, unauthenticated HTTP GET request? Here’s how: Inside of /usr/lib/vmware-vpx/extensions/ you will find several sub folders, one for each extension and inside…

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Automatically Configure VMware Log Insight

Automatically Configure VMware Log Insight

One of the things that I recently needed to do was be able to script the configuration of Log Insight so that an admin no longer needed to go through the web UI to do the initial installation. The below script works but has a limitation: You need to know what your AD password hash and and the admin password hash and salt are. The way that I did this is by using the values from my original Log Insight…

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