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vCloud Director Logging

vCloud Director Logging

I was recently asked how to go about configuring the Log Insight Agent with VMware vCloud Director and thought that I would take the time to document it here for anyone else who is interested. Logging in vCD is normally handled by log4j and configured by $VCLOUD_HOME/etc/log4j.properties.with the official KB located here. You should either use log4j OR the Log Insight Agent, but not both or you will have event duplication. Log4j ConfigurationFirst a quick overview of the log4j configuration.1….

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Log Insight Content Pack for vCD

Log Insight Content Pack for vCD

Hey all,I just released the official GA version of the vCD 5.5 Log Insight Content Pack which is now available on the VMware Solutions Exchange at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/vcd-log-insight-content-pack#.U77ZHPldV8E. Take a look and let me know of any changes that you think would be helpful to you.

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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VMworld 2013 Hands On Labs!

VMworld 2013 Hands On Labs!

Here’s a little preview of one of our two OneCloud datacenters that is running VMworld 2013 Hands On Labs. We’re using Hyperic, vC Ops and VMware Log Insight to make sure that you guys have the best labs possible! Enjoy! Check out these awesome custom vC Ops Dashboards! This one displays vCD information such as the current VM Consoles that each cell server is serving to clients. Most of these metrics are gathered via a custom Hyperic vCD Plugin that…

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Isolating Java Process to vCD Job

Isolating Java Process to vCD Job

Let’s assume that one of your vCD cells is using a bit of CPU and you are curious what actual task inside of vCD is requiring all of those resources. Here’s how you can find out. Get the PID from “top –H –u vcloud”; this is the specific task in vCD as opposed to the vCD general process you will find later. In my case the PID = 16225 Convert this PID to Hex = 3F61 or 0x3F61 Find the…

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Writing PowerCLI for Performance

Writing PowerCLI for Performance

I was building a piece of PowerCLU code to check on my vCD Deployed vAPPs for certain errors and because it’s me I was curious what performance difference there was between using array based operations verses piped operations in powershell. Here’s what I found out. Here is the array based operation – time to completion 2 minutes 30 seconds. $myVAPP = @(Get-CIVApp | Select-Object Org, Name, Status)        foreach ($myVAPP.Name in $myVAPP)            {                IF ($myVAPP.Status -eq “FailedCreation”)                     {                        Write-Host ‘vAPP’…

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Using ESXi Autodeploy

Using ESXi Autodeploy

I’m new to the ESXi Autodeploy bandwagon but I’ve got to say after using it for the first time I’m sold. If you are interested in what Autodeploy is a quick summary is that it allows you to dynamically install ESXi via PXE on servers and add them to your vSphere Infrastructure in an intelligent manner, all automatically. For this real life example I have 2 Clusters of 7 HP BL490c G7 Blades that I need to dynamically provision with…

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