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ESXi 上の VM に ESXi をインストールする「Nested ESXi」と呼ばれる使用方法があり、

検証環境や、vSAN Witness Appliance などで利用されています。

Running Nested VMs

 

Nested ESXi は物理マシンへのインストールと同様に DCUI からの設定作業ができるため

通常は、VM コンソールから設定をすることになります。

nested-esxi-vm.png

 

しかし VM であり、しかも最近の ESXi 6.x ではデフォルトで VMware Tools がインストールされます。

そのため Nested ESXi では、ネットワーク設定前であっても

vSphere のレイヤから直接での設定投入ができます。

 

通常、PowerCLI からゲスト OS の設定を変更する場合は Invoke-VMScript を使用しますが、

ScriptType で指定できるインタープリタは PowerShell、Bat、Bash だけなので

ESXi ではスクリプト(コマンド)が実行できません。

 

Invoke-VMScript

https://code.vmware.com/doc/preview?id=6330#/doc/Invoke-VMScript.html

 

そこで、ためしに vSphere Web Services API の GuestOperationsManager にある

GuestProcessManager を利用して esxcli コマンドを実行してみました。

 

GuestProcessManager

https://code.vmware.com/apis/358/vsphere?h=GuestOperationsManager#/doc/vim.vm.guest.ProcessManager.html

 

今回は、下記のようなサンプル スクリプトを作成してみました。

エラー制御などは、あえて一切いれていないので、

実行してみる場合はお好みで改造していただければと・・・

invoke_nested-esxcli.ps1 · GitHub

 

スクリプトの内容は下記のようになっています。

param($ESXiVM, $ESXiUser, $ESXiPass)

 

# 最初に変数設定。

$vm_name = $ESXiVM

$esxi_user = $ESXiUser

$esxi_pass = $ESXiPass

$esxcli_args = $args

 

$vm = Get-VM $vm_name | select -First 1

$vm_id = $vm.Id

$vc_name = $vm.Uid  -replace "^.*@|:.*$",""

$vc = $global:DefaultVIServers | where {$_.Name -eq $vc_name}

 

"ESXi VM Name:" + $vm.Name

"esxcli args: " + $esxcli_args

 

# ESXi の認証情報をセット。

$cred = New-Object VMware.Vim.NamePasswordAuthentication

$cred.Username = $esxi_user

$cred.Password = $esxi_pass

 

# esxcli コマンドをフルパスで指定。

$gps = New-Object VMware.Vim.GuestProgramSpec

$gps.WorkingDirectory = "/tmp"

$gps.ProgramPath = "/bin/esxcli"

$gps.Arguments = $esxcli_args

 

# ここでコマンド実行。

$gom = Get-View $vc.ExtensionData.Content.GuestOperationsManager

$pm = Get-View $gom.ProcessManager

$gos_pid = $pm.StartProgramInGuest($vm_Id, $cred, $gps)

$pm.ListProcessesInGuest($vm_Id, $cred, $gos_pid)

 

実行するときには、まず Nested VM を管理している vCenter に接続しておきます。

PowerCLI> Connect-VIServer <vCenter アドレス>

 

このスクリプトでは、esxcli のオプションを通常どおり指定しやすいように工夫しています。

実行方法は、下記のような感じです。

PowerCLI> .\invoke_nested-esxcli.ps1 <esxcli option> -ESXiVM:<Nested ESXi VM Name> -ESXiUser:<Nested ESXi User Name> -ESXiPass:<Nested ESXi User password>

 

もしくは・・・

PowerCLI> .\invoke_nested-esxcli.ps1 -ESXiVM:<Nested ESXi VM Name> -ESXiUser:<Nested ESXi User Name> -ESXiPass:<Nested ESXi User password> <esxcli option>

 

たとえば「esxcli system hostname set --host ~ --domain ~」の実行は

下記のようになります。

PowerCLI> .\invoke_nested-esxcli.ps1 system hostname set --host hv-n23w --domain go-lab.jp -ESXiVM:hv-n23w -ESXiUser:root -ESXiPass:VMware1!

ESXi VM Name:hv-n23w

esxcli args: system hostname set --host hv-n23w --domain go-lab.jp

 

Name      : esxcli

Pid       : 2278253

Owner     : root

CmdLine   : "/bin/esxcli" system hostname set --host hv-n23w --domain go-lab.jp

StartTime : 2018/04/22 2:52:18

EndTime   :

ExitCode  :

 

 

これだとコマンドの出力結果は取得できないのですが、

Nested ESXi をネットワーク設定して vCenter に登録してしまえば

vCenter 経由で ESXi の設定確認ができるので、うちでは設定投入するだけの利用をしています。

 

ちなみに、今回の環境では下記でした。

  • 物理環境: vCenter 6.5 U1 / ESXi 6.5 U1
  • Nested ESXi: ESXi 6.7
  • PowerCLI 10.0.0 / PowerShell 5.1 / Windows 10

 

以上、PowerCLI から Nested ESXi の esxcli を実行してみる話でした。

vSAN 6.7 がリリースされ、とうとう vSAN も vSphere Client(通称 HTML5 Client)で操作可能になりました。

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7 - Virtual Blocks

 

そこで、さっそく HTML5 Client で 2 ノード の vSAN を構成してみました。

 

事前に下記の準備をしてあります。

 

vCenter 6.7 の HTML5 Client です。

vsan67-h5-2node-01.png

 

VMkernel ポートの vSAN Witness トラフィックのタグ(vSAN 監視)が設定されているか、

確認できるようになっています。(設定はまだ esxcli などになるようです)

vsan67-h5-2node-16.png

 

HTML5 Client での 2ノード vSAN の構成。

クラスタの「設定」→「vSAN」→「サービス」の

「構成」ボタンから vSAN を有効化できるようになっています。

vsan67-h5-2node-02.png

 

「2 台のホストの vSAN クラスタ」を選択します。

vsan67-h5-2node-03.png

 

デデュープ(重複排除)および圧縮、暗号化などは有効化せず、そのまま次へ。

vsan67-h5-2node-04.png

 

キャッシュ層、キャパシティ層のディスクを選択します。

vsan67-h5-2node-05.png

 

すでに vCenter に登録してある vSAN Witness Appliance を

監視ホストとして選択します。

vsan67-h5-2node-06.png

 

監視ホストでも、キャッシュ層、キャパシティ層のディスクを選択します。

vsan67-h5-2node-07.png

 

確認画面で「完了」して、タスクが完了するのを待ちます。

vsan67-h5-2node-08.png

 

構成した 2ノード vSAN の様子。

サポートされていないハードウェア(Nested ESXi)で構成しているのでエラーや警告が出ていますが・・・

「サマリー」タブに「vSAN の概要」が表示されています。

vsan67-h5-2node-09.png

 

「健全性」の確認も HTML5 Client でできるようになっています。

ためしに「ストレッチ クラスタ」の様子を見てみました。

vsan67-h5-2node-14.png

 

「設定」タブのメニューをいくつか見てみます。

vsan67-h5-2node-10.png

 

ディスクグループの様子です。

vsan67-h5-2node-11.png

 

フォルト ドメイン が 2つ構成されて、監視ホストが指定されている様子もわかります。

vsan67-h5-2node-12.png

 

ちゃんと 2 ノード vSAN でも HTML5 Client が利用できそうです。

 

以上、HTML5 Client から vSAN の  2 ノードクラスタを構成してみる話でした。

今回は vSphere Docker Volume Service(vDVS)を利用して、

vSAN データストアから Docker Volume を作成してみます。

 

Docker では基本的にコンテナを削除すると一緒にデータも削除されてしまいます。

しかし、Docker  Volume とよばれる仕組みを利用することで

コンテナの削除にかかわらずデータを永続化することができます。

 

そして vSphere 環境での Docker にその永続的なストレージ(Volume)を提供する

Project Hatchway というプロジェクトがあります。

Hatchway では Docker / Kubernetes などに、vSphere のデータストアの仮想ディスクを Volume として提供します。

Project Hatchway by VMware®

 

VMware の Storage Hub にもドキュメントがあります。

 

Introduction to Project Hatchway

https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/vsphere-storage/project-hatchway/

 

それでは vDVS をセットアップしてみます。

vDVS では、Docker ホストになる VM と ESXi との両方での対応が必要です。

  1. ESXi への VIB のインストール。
  2. Docker ホスト(ゲスト OS)への Docker Plugin のインストール。

 

今回の環境。

すでに vCenter 6.5 U1 / ESXi 6.5 U1 の環境を構築ずみです。

 

このクラスタの ESXi は、vSAN / NFS データストアを接続しています。

  • vSAN データストア: vsanDatastore-04
  • NFS データストア: ds-nfs-vmdk-01

vdvs-vsan-01.png

 

ESXi は 2台(hv-n41 / hv-n42)あり、それぞれ VM が1台ずつ(vm41 / vm42)起動しています

vdvs-vsan-02.png

 

今回の ESXi は、6.5 U1 です。

[root@hv-n41:~] vmware -vl

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-7388607

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 Update 1

 

Docker ホスト(ゲスト OS)は、Photon OS 2.0 にしました。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# cat /etc/photon-release

VMware Photon OS 2.0

PHOTON_BUILD_NUMBER=304b817

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# uname -r

4.9.90-1.ph2-esx

 

今回の Docker バージョンは 17.06 です。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker version

Client:

Version:      17.06.0-ce

API version:  1.30

Go version:   go1.8.1

Git commit:   02c1d87

Built:        Thu Oct 26 06:33:23 2017

OS/Arch:      linux/amd64

 

Server:

Version:      17.06.0-ce

API version:  1.30 (minimum version 1.12)

Go version:   go1.8.1

Git commit:   02c1d87

Built:        Thu Oct 26 06:34:46 2017

OS/Arch:      linux/amd64

Experimental: false

 

ESXi への VIB のインストール。

ESXi ホストそれぞれ(今回は 2台)で、VIB をインストールします。

 

vDVS の VIB は、Bintray からダウンロードできます。

最新版は下記の URL から入手できます。

https://bintray.com/vmware/vDVS/VIB/_latestVersion

 

今回は、Version 0.21.1 を利用します。

https://bintray.com/vmware/vDVS/VIB/0.21.1

https://bintray.com/vmware/vDVS/download_file?file_path=VDVS_driver-0.21.1-offline_bundle-7812185.zip

 

VIB のオフラインバンドルは、vSAN データストアに配置しました。

vSAN データストアに osfs-mkdir コマンドでディレクトリを作成して・・・

[root@hv-n41:~] /usr/lib/vmware/osfs/bin/osfs-mkdir /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore-04/vib

 

VIB のオフラインバンドル「VDVS_driver-0.21.1-offline_bundle-7812185.zip」を配置してあります。

VIB の名前は「esx-vmdkops-service」になっています。

[root@hv-n41:~] ls /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore-04/vib

VDVS_driver-0.21.1-offline_bundle-7812185.zip

[root@hv-n41:~] esxcli software sources vib list -d /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore-04/vib/VDVS_driver-0.21.1-offline_bundle-7812185.zip

Name                 Version             Vendor  Creation Date  Acceptance Level  Status

-------------------  ------------------  ------  -------------  ----------------  ------

esx-vmdkops-service  0.21.c420818-0.0.1  VMWare  2018-02-13     VMwareAccepted    New

 

esxcli でインストールします。

[root@hv-n41:~] esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore-04/vib/VDVS_driver-0.21.1-offline_bundle-7812185.zip

Installation Result

   Message: Operation finished successfully.

   Reboot Required: false

   VIBs Installed: VMWare_bootbank_esx-vmdkops-service_0.21.c420818-0.0.1

   VIBs Removed:

   VIBs Skipped:

 

インストールした VIB の情報です。

[root@hv-n41:~] esxcli software vib get -n esx-vmdkops-service

VMWare_bootbank_esx-vmdkops-service_0.21.c420818-0.0.1

   Name: esx-vmdkops-service

   Version: 0.21.c420818-0.0.1

   Type: bootbank

   Vendor: VMWare

   Acceptance Level: VMwareAccepted

   Summary: [Fling] ESX-side daemon supporting basic VMDK operations requested by a guest

   Description: Executes VMDK operations requested by an in-the-guest application.

   ReferenceURLs:

   Creation Date: 2018-02-13

   Depends: esx-version >= 6.0.0

   Conflicts:

   Replaces:

   Provides:

   Maintenance Mode Required: False

   Hardware Platforms Required:

   Live Install Allowed: True

   Live Remove Allowed: True

   Stateless Ready: False

   Overlay: False

   Tags:

   Payloads: vmdkops

 

hostd を再起動しておきます。

[root@hv-n41:~] /etc/init.d/hostd restart

watchdog-hostd: Terminating watchdog process with PID 67445

hostd stopped.

hostd started.

 

Docker ホスト(ゲスト OS)への Docker Plugin のインストール。

Dcoker ホストそれぞれ(今回は 2台)に、Docker Plugin をインストールします。

 

はじめは、Docker Plugin が登録されていない状態です。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker plugin ls

ID                  NAME                DESCRIPTION         ENABLED

root@vm41 [ ~ ]#

 

Docker Plugin は、Docker Store からインストールします。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker plugin install --grant-all-permissions --alias vsphere vmware/vsphere-storage-for-docker:latest

latest: Pulling from vmware/vsphere-storage-for-docker

05da47b7b6ce: Download complete

Digest: sha256:a20bcdfef99ebf017bf3cabd815f256430bf56d8cb7881048150e7c918e0c4c6

Status: Downloaded newer image for vmware/vsphere-storage-for-docker:latest

Installed plugin vmware/vsphere-storage-for-docker:latest

 

Plugin がインストールされました。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker plugin ls

ID                  NAME                DESCRIPTION                           ENABLED

5bb66ae50bbd        vsphere:latest      VMWare vSphere Docker Volume plugin   true

 

設定ファイルを作成しておきます。

内容は主にログ出力設定ですが、このファイルがなくてもとりあえず vDVS はログ出力します。

cat << EOF > /etc/vsphere-storage-for-docker.conf

{

    "Driver": "vsphere",

    "MaxLogAgeDays": 28,

    "MaxLogFiles": 10,

    "MaxLogSizeMb": 10,

    "LogPath": "/var/log/vsphere-storage-for-docker.log",

    "LogLevel": "info",

    "GroupID": "root"

}

EOF

 

Volume を利用してみる。

1台目の Docker ホスト「vm41」で、Docker Volume を作成してみます。

 

docker volume create コマンドで vsphere ドライバを指定して、ボリュームを作成します。

今回の環境では vSAN と NFS のデータストアがありますが、特にデータストアを作成しない場合は

vSAN データストアにボリュームが作成されました。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker volume create --driver=vsphere --name=vol01 -o size=1gb

vol01

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker volume ls

DRIVER              VOLUME NAME

vsphere:latest      vol01@vsanDatastore-04

 

NFS データストアを指定して、ボリュームを作成してみます。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker volume create --driver=vsphere --name=vol02@ds-nfs-vmdk-01 -o size=1gb

vol02@ds-nfs-vmdk-01

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker volume ls

DRIVER              VOLUME NAME

vsphere:latest      vol01@vsanDatastore-04

vsphere:latest      vol02@ds-nfs-vmdk-01

 

それぞれのデータストアにファイルが作成されています。

[root@hv-n41:~] ls -l /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore-04/dockvols/_DEFAULT/

total 8

-rw-------    1 root     root          4096 Apr 16 16:52 vol01-1d8b22d5cfe8e28a.vmfd

-rw-------    1 root     root           586 Apr 16 16:52 vol01.vmdk

[root@hv-n41:~] ls -l /vmfs/volumes/ds-nfs-vmdk-01/dockvols/_DEFAULT/

total 33436

-rw-------    1 root     root          4096 Apr 16 17:06 vol02-256a299ab1ad11b3.vmfd

-rw-------    1 root     root     1073741824 Apr 16 17:06 vol02-flat.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root           558 Apr 16 17:06 vol02.vmdk

 

vSAN データストアに作成された Volume を接続して、コンテナを起動してみます。

コンテナ イメージは Docker Hub オフィシャルの Photon OS のイメージです。

ボリューム「vol01」は、/dir01 ディレクトリにマウントします。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker container run -it -v vol01@vsanDatastore-04:/dir01 photon

root [ / ]# uname -n

e58556770d1b

root [ / ]# cat /etc/photon-release

VMware Photon OS 2.0

PHOTON_BUILD_NUMBER=304b817

 

コンテナの中での df コマンドで、ボリュームが接続されていことがわかります。

root [ / ]# df -h

Filesystem                                      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

overlay                                          16G  420M   15G   3% /

tmpfs                                           122M     0  122M   0% /dev

tmpfs                                           122M     0  122M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup

/dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:03:00.0-scsi-0:0:1:0 976M  2.5M  973M   1% /dir01

/dev/root                                        16G  420M   15G   3% /etc/resolv.conf

shm                                              64M     0   64M   0% /dev/shm

tmpfs                                           122M     0  122M   0% /sys/firmware

 

ためしに、Volume をマウントしたディレクトリ /dir01 に適当なデータを書き込んでおきます。

root [ / ]# echo "yo-soro-!" > /dir01/test.f

root [ / ]# cat /dir01/test.f

yo-soro-!

 

コンテナを抜けて、Docker ホストに戻ります。

Volume は、Docker ホストに /dev/sdb として接続されています。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# LANG=C lsblk

NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT

sda      8:0    0   16G  0 disk

|-sda1   8:1    0    3M  0 part

`-sda2   8:2    0   16G  0 part /

sdb      8:16   0    1G  0 disk /var/lib/docker/plugins/5bb66ae50bbdd237a3205a6051e6f51c88042f1a71c44e49170fef601d9ab9ab/propagated-mount/vol01@vsanDatastore-04

sr0     11:0    1 1024M  0 rom

 

VM から見ても、Docker Volume にあたる「ハード ディスク 2」が

vSAN データストアにあることがわかります。

「仮想マシン ストレージ ポリシー」は Volume 作成時に

指定していないので空欄になっています。

vdvs-vsan-03.png

 

別の Docker ホストでの Volume 利用。

コンテナを削除しても、Volume が消えない様子を確認してみます。

 

まず、これまで Volume を利用していた Docker コンテナを削除します。

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker ps

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES

e58556770d1b        photon              "/bin/bash"         11 minutes ago      Up 11 minutes                           determined_khorana

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker container rm -f e58556770d1b

e58556770d1b

root@vm41 [ ~ ]# docker ps

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES

root@vm41 [ ~ ]#

 

Docker ホストの VM から、Volume にあたる「ハード ディスク 2」が切断されました。

vm41 には、「ハード ディスク 1」だけが残っています。

vdvs-vsan-04.png

 

そして、別の ESXi で起動している Docker ホストで

先ほどの Volume「vol01」を接続したコンテナを起動してみます。

Docker ホスト「vm42」でも、vDVS の Docker Plugin はインストールずみです。

root@vm42 [ ~ ]# docker plugin ls

ID                  NAME                DESCRIPTION                           ENABLED

3e561e744610        vsphere:latest      VMWare vSphere Docker Volume plugin   true

 

この Docker ホストでも、vm41 で作成した Volume が見えます。

root@vm42 [ ~ ]# docker volume ls

DRIVER              VOLUME NAME

vsphere:latest      vol01@vsanDatastore-04

vsphere:latest      vol02@ds-nfs-vmdk-01

 

Volume「vol01」を接続して、コンテナを起動します。

Volume はコンテナとは独立してデータが永続化されているので、

先ほど Volume に作成したファイルが残っています。

root@vm42 [ ~ ]# docker container run -it -v vol01@vsanDatastore-04:/dir01 photon

Unable to find image 'photon:latest' locally

latest: Pulling from library/photon

d3603a6287f0: Pull complete

Digest: sha256:9cdad7d78710eed3dd4fc5e565bf783aec99ece689d8ab9771b629fd4e5d0ed1

Status: Downloaded newer image for photon:latest

root [ / ]# uname -n

cd2ba7d55444

root [ / ]# cat /dir01/test.f

yo-soro-!

 

このように vDVS では、コンテナで利用するデータを永続化して、

別の ESXi で起動する Docker ホスト(の VM)でもデータを利用することができます。

そして VMFS / NFS / vSAN といった、どのデータストアでも同様に Docker Volume を作成できます。

 

以上、vDVS を使用してみる話でした。

Finally VMware  released tool to check VMware Maximum's .This is very helpful for everyone who loves and working on VMware environment . Until prior to this tool we always searching for VMware configuration maximums document and now this tool  made our life easier.

About  Tool

This tool is a web based tool  , you can access it from wed address http://configmax.vmware.com/ complete information is accessible thorough this page . By using this tool we can avoid search of each time for the any configuration information  and  keeping offline data on excel sheet or as pdf .

Also this tool allow us to compare the different vSphere versions configuration maximums and export the data to excel sheet . This is really helpful to understand the enhancement across versions and plan for VMware Infrastructure upgrade .

Supported VMware Versions

This tool contains vSphere 6.0, 6.5, and 6.5 Update1 configuration maximums details .

 

How to Access and Use the  Tool

Open the Web Browser and bowse the URL http://configmax.vmware.com/

Click on Get Started

Choose the Product and Version from the left pane .

Default it will be selected All Maximums or You can Choose the required Component and Click on View Limits

Compare Configuration Maximums

Click the Compare Limits button at the top of the page

Select the Product and vSphere version from Left pane

Choose the Target vShere Versions  from drop-down menu.

Click the Compare button.

New Page will be Appear with Result and You can export the data to excel sheet

What's Next

We can except the tool will come with New Features , More Products  which will be very usable for VMware Customers and Engineers .

We can see there is Login Option and that is only For VMware Employee . If this option available for Customers and they should get the  Configuration Maximum and Upgrade path of their subscription will be very useful  .

http://vmarena.com/vmware-configuration-maximums-tool/

VMware Configuration Maximums Tool - VMARENA

In this blog post, I have explained what is NSX-T and what are the features of NSX-T.

 

Introduction to NSX-T and product features • Virtual Brigade

http://virtualbrigade.com/2018/04/10/introduction-to-nsx-t-and-features/

 

Link to my YouTube Channel for the latest videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2vPMf1tZCPl70SDr3mEV8g

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Ref: VMware Knowledge Base

  • esxcli system hostname set --host=host01
  • esxcli system hostname set --fqdn=host01.acme.local

 

 

VMware Knowledge Base

ひきつづき、PowerCLI 10.0 で vRealize Operations Manager(vROps)6.6.1 から情報を取得してみます。

今回は、PowerCLI でどのような vSAN の情報を取得できるのか

(どのようなメトリックが取得できるのか)を確認してみます。

 

PowerCLI での vROps への接続については、これまでの投稿をどうぞ。

PowerCLI で vROps に接続してみる。

 

まず vROps のリソースから情報収集で利用されるアダプタの種類を抽出してみると、

いかにも vSAN にかかわるもの「VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter」があります。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource | select AdapterKind -Unique | Sort-Object AdapterKind

 

AdapterKind

-----------

Container

EP Ops Adapter

OPENAPI

PythonRemediationVcenterAdapter

VCACAdapter

vCenter Operations Adapter

VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter

VMWARE

vRealizeOpsMgrAPI

 

 

そしてすべてのリソースから、そのアダプタをもとに vSAN 特有のものと思われるリソースの種類を抽出してみます。

※通常の仮想マシンや仮想ディスクの情報については、今回は省略します。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -AdapterKind VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter | select ResourceKind -Unique | Sort-Object ResourceKind

 

ResourceKind

------------

CacheDisk

CapacityDisk

VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter Instance

VirtualSANDCCluster

VirtualSANDiskGroup

VirtualSANFaultDomain

VirtualSANWitnessHost

vSAN World

 

 

このアダプタに関する性能情報のキーを取得してみます。

982 のメトリックがあるようです。

PowerCLI> $stat_keys = Get-OMResource -AdapterKind VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter | Get-OMStatKey | Sort-Object ResourceKind,Name

PowerCLI> $stat_keys.Count

982

 

最初の 10件だけ select して、様子を見てみます。

PowerCLI> $stat_keys | select -First 10 | ft -AutoSize

 

Name                           Unit ResourceKind Description

----                           ---- ------------ -----------

badge|alert_count_critical          CacheDisk    Alert Count Critical

badge|alert_count_immediate         CacheDisk    Alert Count Immediate

badge|alert_count_info              CacheDisk    Alert Count Info

badge|alert_count_warning           CacheDisk    Alert Count Warning

badge|anomaly                       CacheDisk    Anomaly

badge|capacityRemaining        %    CacheDisk    Capacity Remaining

badge|capacityRemaining_whatif %    CacheDisk    Capacity Remaining with committed projects

badge|compliance                    CacheDisk    Compliance

badge|density                       CacheDisk    Density

badge|density_whatif                CacheDisk    Density with committed projects

 

 

ちなみに上記のうちの1件に含まれるプロパティをすべて表示して様子をみると、下記のようになっています。

PowerCLI> $stat_keys | select -First 1 *

 

ExtensionData : VMware.VimAutomation.VROps.Views.ResourceTypeAttribute

Name          : badge|alert_count_critical

Unit          :

Description   : Alert Count Critical

ResourceKind  : CacheDisk

AdapterKind   : VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter

Client        : VMware.VimAutomation.vROps.Impl.V1.OMClientImpl

Uid           : /OMServer=admin@vrops01.go-lab.jp:443/AdapterKind=VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter/ResourceKind=CacheDisk/O

                MStatKey=badge|alert_count_critical/

 

 

あまりに多いので、CSV でエクスポートしてみました。

リソースの種類(ResourceKind)ごとに、取得できる性能情報(Name)が異なることがわかります。

PowerCLI> $stat_keys | select ResourceKind,Name,Unit,Description | Export-Csv -Encoding UTF8 -NoTypeInformation -Path .\vrops_vsan_stat-keys.csv

vrops_vsan_stat-keys.csv · GitHub

 

前のコマンドラインでは、流れの都合で変数「$stat_keys」から CSV エクスポートしていますが、

実行した内容は下記のような内容です。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -AdapterKind VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter | Get-OMStatKey | Sort-Object ResourceKind,Name | select ResourceKind,Name,Unit,Description | Export-Csv -Encoding UTF8 -NoTypeInformation -Path .\vrops_vsan_stat-keys.csv

 

ここで取得した ResourceKind や Name をもとにして、

下記の投稿のように個々のリソースについての性能情報を取得できます。

PowerCLI で vROps から vSAN ディスクグループの情報を取得してみる。

 

vROps で取得できる性能情報は多いので、PowerCLI を利用することで

効率よく確認対象の精査をする工夫ができるのではないかと思います。

 

以上、PowerCLI で vROps からどのような情報が取得できるか確認してみる話でした。

PowerCLI 10.0 で、vRealize Operations Manager(vROps)から

vSAN ディスクグループのメトリック情報を取得してみます。

 

vROps は、vSAN にかかわる情報も収集していて、

たとえば下記のように vSAN ディスクグループの性能情報を確認することができます。

vrops-vsan-01.png

 

PowerCLI で vROps に接続することで、同様の情報をコマンド実行で取得することができます。

 

まず、vROps に接続しておきます。(前回の投稿より)

PowerCLI で vROps に接続してみる。

 

あわせて、vCenter Server (うちの vCenter アドレスは vc-sv01.go-lab.jp)にも接続しておきます。

PowerCLI> Connect-VIServer vc-sv01.go-lab.jp -Force

 

今回は、vSAN ディスクグループの情報を取得してみます。

vSAN クラスタのホストから・・・

PowerCLI> Get-Cluster vsan-cluster-01 | Get-VMHost | Sort-Object Name | select Name

 

Name

----

hv-i21.go-lab.jp

hv-i22.go-lab.jp

hv-i23.go-lab.jp

hv-i24.go-lab.jp

hv-i25.go-lab.jp

hv-i26.go-lab.jp

 

 

1台の vSAN ディスクグループを選んで見ます。

PowerCLI> Get-VMHost hv-i21.go-lab.jp | Get-VsanDiskGroup | fl Name,DiskGroupType

 

Name          : Disk group (0100000000424631335f303036315f434233385f323530300053414d53554e)

DiskGroupType : AllFlash

 

 

ディスクグループのリソース情報が収集できています。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualSANDiskGroup -Name $dg.Name

 

 

Name                         Health  ResourceKind    Description

----                         ------  ------------    -----------

Disk group (0100000000424... Green   VirtualSANDi...

 

 

 

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualSANDiskGroup -Name $dg.Name | select Name,AdapterKind,ResourceKind,Status,Health,HealthValue

 

Name         : Disk group (0100000000424631335F303036315F434233385F323530300053414D53554E)

AdapterKind  : VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter

ResourceKind : VirtualSANDiskGroup

Status       : DataReceiving

Health       : Green

HealthValue  : 100

 

 

vSAN ディスクグループでは、下記のような情報を取得されていることがわかります。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualSANDiskGroup -Name $dg.Name | Get-OMStat | select key -Unique | Sort-Object key

 

Key

---

badge|anomaly

badge|capacityRemaining

badge|compliance

badge|efficiency

badge|efficiency_classic

badge|efficiency_state

badge|fault

badge|health

badge|health_classic

badge|health_state

badge|risk

badge|risk_classic

badge|risk_state

badge|timeRemaining

badge|timeRemaining_whatif

badge|workload

Congestion|compCongestion

Congestion|iopsCongestion

Congestion|logCongestion

Congestion|memCongestion

Congestion|slabCongestion

Congestion|ssdCongestion

DiskI/O|busResets

DiskI/O|commandsAborted

DiskI/O|deviceLatency

DiskI/O|deviceReadLatency

DiskI/O|deviceWriteLatency

DiskI/O|errors

DiskI/O|iopsRead

DiskI/O|iopsWrite

DiskI/O|latencyAvgRead

DiskI/O|latencyAvgWrite

DiskI/O|maxIopsRead

DiskI/O|maxIopsWrite

DiskI/O|readCount

DiskI/O|throughputRead

DiskI/O|throughputWrite

DiskI/O|writeCount

DiskSpace|actual.capacity

DiskSpace|actual.capacity.normalized

DiskSpace|base.demand

diskspace|capacity

diskspace|capacityRemaining

diskspace|capacityRemaining_min

DiskSpace|capacityRemainingValue

DiskSpace|capacityUsage

DiskSpace|capacityUsed

DiskSpace|idletimepercent

DiskSpace|object.capacity

DiskSpace|object.capacity.not.normalized

DiskSpace|object.capacity.with.ha

DiskSpace|object.demand

DiskSpace|object.demand.percent

DiskSpace|object.demand.with.size.recommendation

DiskSpace|object.demand.without.size.recommendation

DiskSpace|oversized

DiskSpace|size.recommendation

diskspace|timeRemaining

diskspace|timeRemaining_whatif

DiskSpace|underusedpercent

diskspace|workload

ReadCache|rateCapacity

ReadCacheRate|actual.capacity

ReadCacheRate|actual.capacity.normalized

ReadCacheRate|object.capacity

ReadCacheRate|object.capacity.not.normalized

ReadCacheRate|object.capacity.with.ha

summary|capacityRemaining_min

summary|idle

summary|poweredOff

summary|poweredOffTimePercent

summary|timeRemaining

summary|timeRemaining_whatif

summary|utilization.range

System Attributes|active_alarms

System Attributes|active_ki_alarms

System Attributes|alert_count_critical

System Attributes|alert_count_immediate

System Attributes|alert_count_info

System Attributes|alert_count_warning

System Attributes|all_metrics

System Attributes|availability

System Attributes|change_index

System Attributes|child_active_alarms

System Attributes|child_active_ki_alarms

System Attributes|child_all_metrics

System Attributes|child_ki_metrics

System Attributes|child_new_alarms

System Attributes|health

System Attributes|ki_metrics

System Attributes|new_alarms

System Attributes|self_alert_count

System Attributes|total_alarms

System Attributes|total_alert_count

WriteBuffer|actual.capacity

WriteBuffer|actual.capacity.normalized

WriteBuffer|base.demand

WriteBuffer|capacityRemaining

WriteBuffer|capacityRemaining_min

WriteBuffer|capacityRemainingValue

WriteBuffer|idletimepercent

WriteBuffer|ioCountWbRead

WriteBuffer|ioCountWbWrite

WriteBuffer|iopsWbRead

WriteBuffer|iopsWbWrite

WriteBuffer|latencyWbRead

WriteBuffer|latencyWbWrite

WriteBuffer|object.capacity

WriteBuffer|object.capacity.not.normalized

WriteBuffer|object.capacity.with.ha

WriteBuffer|object.demand

WriteBuffer|object.demand.percent

WriteBuffer|object.demand.with.size.recommendation

WriteBuffer|object.demand.without.size.recommendation

WriteBuffer|oversized

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation

WriteBuffer|timeRemaining

WriteBuffer|timeRemaining_whatif

WriteBuffer|underusedpercent

WriteBuffer|Usage

WriteBuffer|Used

WriteBuffer|wbFreePct

WriteBuffer|wbSize

WriteBuffer|workload

 

 

たとえば、下記のように 書き込みバッファ容量の推奨値を取得したりできます。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualSANDiskGroup -Name $dg.Name | Get-OMStat -Key "WriteBuffer|size.recommendation" | Sort-Object Time -Descending | select Key,Time,Value -First 10

 

Key                             Time                      Value

---                             ----                      -----

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/04/04 21:02:05 17542670336

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/04/03 21:04:27 18549729280

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/04/02 21:02:11 18654631936

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/04/01 21:04:56 19039205376

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/31 21:01:43 18871312384

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/30 21:04:43 17880637440

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/29 21:02:42 17377789952

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/28 21:05:27 17070935040

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/27 21:02:16 17010818048

WriteBuffer|size.recommendation 2018/03/26 21:00:16 16274199552

 

 

この情報は、取得期間を絞ったりすることもできます。

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualSANDiskGroup -Name $dg.Name | Get-OMStat -Key "WriteBuffer|size.recommendation" -Start "2018/03/01" -To "2018/03/31" | select Time,Value

 

Time                      Value

----                      -----

2018/03/01 21:02:09 19482898432

2018/03/02 21:03:40 18346463232

2018/03/03 21:05:10 16553049088

2018/03/04 21:02:39 15175520256

2018/03/05 21:04:25 16046277632

2018/03/06 21:01:25 16615967744

2018/03/07 21:03:26 16375300096

2018/03/08 21:00:15 15958652928

2018/03/09 21:04:59 15831619584

2018/03/10 21:01:44 16785255424

2018/03/11 21:03:59 17555458048

2018/03/12 21:00:44 17643444224

2018/03/13 21:03:15 17892603904

2018/03/14 21:00:30 17919207424

2018/03/15 21:02:00 18216976384

2018/03/16 21:03:30 18676643840

2018/03/17 21:05:01 18532560896

2018/03/18 21:01:47 17640730624

2018/03/19 21:03:32 15869313024

2018/03/20 21:00:48 16326699008

2018/03/21 21:00:45 16425305088

2018/03/22 21:02:45 16436318208

2018/03/23 21:04:45 15822150656

2018/03/24 21:01:46 15301784576

2018/03/25 21:03:31 15560028160

2018/03/26 21:00:16 16274199552

2018/03/27 21:02:16 17010818048

2018/03/28 21:05:27 17070935040

2018/03/29 21:02:42 17377789952

2018/03/30 21:04:43 17880637440

 

 

このように情報取得することで、vROps で確認できる性能情報を

PowerShell で集計できるようになります。

定期的な性能レポート作成などでも活用できそうな気がします。

 

以上、vROps から PowerCLI で情報取得してみる話でした。

つづくかもしれない。

PowerCLI 10.0 で、vRealize Operations Manager(vROps)に接続してみます。

 

今回の vROps のホスト名は、vrops01.go-lab.jp で、バージョンは 6.6.1 です。

vrops661-01.png

 

情報収集対象の vCenter Server は vROps に登録ずみです。

vrops661-02.png

 

今回の PowerCLI モジュールのバージョンです。

PowerCLI 10.0 では、下記の vROps むけモジュールがあります。

ちなみに Linux での PowerCLI にもコマンドは含まれていますが、まだ対応はしていないようです。

(今回は Windows 10 で実行しています)

PowerCLI> Get-Command -Module VMware.VimAutomation.vROps | Sort-Object Name | select Source,Version,Name

 

Source                     Version        Name

------                     -------        ----

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Connect-OMServer

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Disconnect-OMServer

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlert

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertDefinition

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertSubType

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertType

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMRecommendation

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMResource

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMStat

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMStatKey

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMUser

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-vROpsCommand

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Set-OMAlert

 

 

これは Get-vROpsCommand でも確認できます。

PowerCLI> Get-vROpsCommand | Sort-Object Name | select Source,Version,Name

 

Source                     Version        Name

------                     -------        ----

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Connect-OMServer

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Disconnect-OMServer

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlert

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertDefinition

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertSubType

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMAlertType

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMRecommendation

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMResource

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMStat

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMStatKey

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-OMUser

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Get-vROpsCommand

VMware.VimAutomation.vROps 10.0.0.7893921 Set-OMAlert

 

 

では vROps に接続してみます。

ここで対話的にユーザ / パスワードを入力します。

PowerCLI> Connect-OMServer -Server vrops01.go-lab.jp

 

接続されたことが確認できます。

今回は vROps のローカルユーザで接続したので AuthSource が空欄ですが、

vCenter のユーザで接続すると、ここに vROps に登録した vCenter の名前が入ります。

PowerCLI> $global:DefaultOMServers | fl Name,IsConnected,User,AuthSource

 

Name        : vrops01.go-lab.jp

IsConnected : True

User        : admin

AuthSource  :

 

 

これで vROps のリソース情報が見られるようになります。

PowerCLI> (Get-OMResource).Count

260

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource | group ResourceKind | select Count,Name | Sort-Object Name

 

Count Name

----- ----

    3 AIM Plugin

    1 BusinessService

    7 CacheDisk

   11 CapacityDisk

    7 ClusterComputeResource

    1 ContainerAdapterInstance

    1 Datacenter

   11 Datastore

    2 DatastoreFolder

   23 DistributedVirtualPortgroup

    1 Enterprise

    1 ENTITYSTATUS

    2 Environment

    1 EP Ops Adapter Instance

    4 EP Ops Adapter Resources Group

   18 HostSystem

    2 Licensing

    1 OPENAPI Adapter Instance

    1 Operating Systems World

    1 PythonRemediationVcenterAdapter Instance

    1 Remote Checks World

    4 ResourcePool

    1 Tier

    1 Universe

    1 vCenter Operations Adapter Instance

    1 vC-Ops-Admin-UI

    1 vC-Ops-Analytics

    1 vC-Ops-CaSA

    1 vC-Ops-Cluster

    1 vC-Ops-Collector

    1 vC-Ops-Controller

    1 vC-Ops-Fsdb

    1 vC-Ops-Node

    1 vC-Ops-Persistence

    1 vC-Ops-Product-UI

    1 vC-Ops-Self-Monitoring

    1 vC-Ops-Suite-API

    1 vC-Ops-Watchdog

    1 VirtualAndPhysicalSANAdapter Instance

   90 VirtualMachine

    4 VirtualSANDCCluster

   11 VirtualSANDiskGroup

    4 VirtualSANFaultDomain

    2 VirtualSANWitnessHost

    4 VM Entity Status

   18 VMFolder

    1 VMwareAdapter Instance

    2 VmwareDistributedVirtualSwitch

    1 vRealizeOpsMgrAPI Adapter Instance

    1 vSAN World

    1 vSphere World

 

 

PowerCLI> Get-OMResource -ResourceKind VirtualMachine | select -Last 5

 

Name                         Health  ResourceKind    Description

----                         ------  ------------    -----------

vm01                         Green   VirtualMachine

vrops01                      Green   VirtualMachine

esxi65-template              Green   VirtualMachine

nsx-mgr01                    Green   VirtualMachine

vc-sv01                      Green   VirtualMachine

 

 

個人的には、コマンドラインからメトリック情報を収集する場合などには

REST API よりも PowerCLI の方がデータを扱いやすいかなと思います・・・

 

つづく。

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview

Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview has been announced. Windows Server 2019 in the past might have been named 2016 R2 also known as a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release. Microsoft recommends LTSC Windows Server for workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server, Share Point and SDDC. The focus of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview is around hybrid cloud, security, application development as well as deployment including containers, software defined data center (SDDC) and software defined data infrastructure, as well as converged along with hyper-converged infrasture (HCI) management.

 

Windows Server 2019 Preview Features

Features and enhancements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview span HCI management, security, hybrid cloud among others.

  • Hybrid cloud - Extending active directory, file server synchronize, cloud backup, applications spanning on-premise and cloud, management).
  • Security - Protect, detect and respond including shielded VMs, attested guarded fabric of host guarded machines, Windows and Linux VM (shielded), VMConnect for Windows and Linux troubleshooting of Shielded VM and encrypted networks, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) among other enhancements.
  • Application platform - Developer and deployment tools for Windows Server containers and Windows Subsystem on Linux (WSL). Note that Microsoft has also been reducing the size of the Server image while extending feature functionality. The smaller images take up less storage space, plus load faster. As part of continued serverless and container support (Windows and Linux along with Docker), there are options for deployment orchestration including Kubernetes (in beta). Other enhancements include extending previous support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

 

Other enhancements part of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview include cluster sets in support of software defined data center (SDDC). Cluster sets expand SDDC clusters of loosely coupled grouping of multiple failover clusters including compute, storage as well as hyper-converged configurations. Virtual machines have fluidity across member clusters within a cluster set and unified storage namespace. Existing failover cluster management experiences is preserved for member clusters, along with a new cluster set instance of the aggregate resources.

 

Management enhancements include S2D software defined storage performance history, project Honolulu support for storage updates, along with powershell cmdlet updates, as well as system center 2019. Learn more about project Honolulu hybrid management here and here.

Microsoft and Windows LTSC and SAC

As a refresher, Microsoft Windows (along with other software) is now being released on two paths including more frequent semi-annual channel (SAC), and less frequent LTSC releases. Some other things to keep in mind that SAC are focused around server core and nano server as container image while LTSC includes server with desktop experience as well as server core. For example, Windows Server 2016 released fall of 2016 is an LTSC, while the 1709 release was a SAC which had specific enhancements for container related environments.

There was some confusion fall of 2017 when 1709 was released as it was optimized for container and serverless environments and thus lacked storage spaces direct (S2D) leading some to speculate S2D was dead. S2D among other items that were not in the 1709 SAC are very much alive and enhanced in the LTSC preview for Windows Server 2019. Learn more about Microsoft LTSC and SAC here.

Test Driving Installing The Bits

One of the enhancements with LTSC preview candidate server 2019 is improved upgrades of existing environments. Granted not everybody will choose the upgrade in place keeping existing files however some may find the capability useful. I chose to give the upgrade keeping current files in place as an option to see how it worked. To do the upgrade I used a clean and up to date Windows Server 2016 data center edition with desktop. This test system is a VMware ESXi 6.5 guest running on flash SSD storage. Before the upgrade to Windows Server 2019, I made a VMware vSphere snapshot so I could quickly and easily restore the system to a good state should something not work.

To get the bits, go to Windows Insiders Preview Downloads (you will need to register)

Windows Server 2019 LTSC build 17623 is available in 18 languages in an ISO format and require a key.

The keys for the pre-release unlimited activations are:
Datacenter Edition         6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67
Standard Edition             MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH

First step is downloading the bits from the Windows insiders preview page including select language for the image to use.

Getting the windows server 2019 preview bits
Select the language for the image to download

windows server 2019 select language
Starting the download

Once you have the image download, apply it to your bare metal server or hypervisors guest. In this example, I copied the windows server 2019 image to a VMware ESXi server for a Windows Server 2016 guest machine to access via its virtual CD/DVD.

pre upgrade check windows server version
Verify the Windows Server version before upgrade

After download, access the image, in this case, I attached the image to the virtual machine CD, then accessed it and ran the setup application.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview download
Download updates now or later

license key
Entering license key for pre-release windows server 2019

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview datacenter desktop version
Selecting Windows Server Datacenter with Desktop

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview license
Accepting Software License for pre-release version.

Next up is determining to do a new install (keep nothing), or an in-place upgrade. I wanted to see how smooth the in-place upgrade was so selected that option.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview inplace upgrade
What to keep, nothing, or existing files and data

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview confirm selections
Confirming your selections

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview install start
Ready to start the installation process

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview upgrade in progress
Installation underway of Windows Server 2019 preview

Once the installation is complete, verify that Windows Server 2019 is now installed.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview upgrade completed
Completed upgrade from Windows Server 2016 to Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview

The above shows verifying the system build using Powershell, as well as the message in the lower right corner of the display. Granted the above does not show the new functionality, however you should get an idea of how quickly a Windows Server 2019 preview can be deployed to explore and try out the new features.

 

Where to learn more

Learn more Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview, Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Azure and related software defined data center (SDDC), software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) topics via the following links:

Additional learning experiences along with common questions (and answers), as well as tips can be found in Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials book.

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book SDDC

What this all means and wrap-up

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview gives a glimpse of some of the new features that are part of the next evolution of Windows Server as part of supporting hybrid IT environments. In addition to the new features and functionality that convey not only support for hybrid cloud, also hybrid applications development, deployment, devops and workloads, Microsoft is showing flexibility in management, ease of use, scalability, along with security as well as scale out stability. If you have not looked at Windows Server for a while, or involved with serverless, containers, Kubernetes among other initiatives, now is a good time to check out Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview.

Ok, nuff said, for now.

Gs

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR trends

 

It's time for Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date.

 

The annual March 31 world backup day focus has come and gone once again.

 

However, that does not mean data protection including backup as well as recovery along with security gets a 364-day vacation until March 31, 2019 (or the days leading up to it).

 

Granted, for some environments, public relations, editors, influencers and other industry folks backup day will take some time off while others jump on the ramp up to GDPR which goes into effect May 25, 2018.

 

Expanding Focus Data Protection and GDPR

As I mentioned in this post here, world backup day should be expanded to include increased focus not just on backup, also recovery as well as other forms of data protection. Likewise, May 25 2018 is not the deadline or finish line or the destination for GDPR (e.g. Global Data Protection Regulations), rather, it is the starting point for an evolving journey, one that has global impact as well as applicability. Recently I participated in a fireside chat discussion with Danny Allan of Veeam who shared his GDPR expertise as well as experiences, lessons learned, tips of Veeam as they started their journey, check it out here.

 

Expanding Focus Data Protection Recovery and other Things that start with R

As part of expanding the focus on Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR, that also means looking at, discussing things that start with R (like Recovery). Some examples besides recovery include restoration, reassess, review, rethink protection, recovery point, RPO, RTO, reconstruction, resiliency, ransomware, RAID, repair, remediation, restart, resume, rollback, and regulations among others.

Data Protection Tips, Reminders and Recommendations

    • There are no blue participation ribbons for failed recovery. However, there can be pink slips.
    • Only you can prevent on-premise or cloud data loss. However, it is also a shared responsibility with vendors and service providers
    • You can’t go forward in the future when there is a disaster or loss of data if you can’t go back in time for recovery
    • GDPR appliances to organizations around the world of all size and across all sectors including nonprofit
    • Keep new school 4 3 2 1 data protection in mind while evolving from old school 3 2 1 backup rules

4 3 2 1 backup data protection rule

  • A Fundamental premise of data infrastructures is to enable applications and their data, protect, preserve, secure and serve
  • Remember to protect your applications, as well as data including metadata, settings configurations
  • Test your restores including can you use the data along with security settings
  • Don’t cause a disaster in the course of testing your data protection, backups or recovery
  • Expand (or refresh) your data protection and data infrastructure education tradecraft skills experiences

Where to learn more

Learn more about data protection, world backup day, recovery, restoration, GDPR along with related data infrastructure topics for cloud, legacy and other software defined environments via the following links:

Additional learning experiences along with common questions (and answers), as well as tips can be found in Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials book.

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book SDDC

What this all means and wrap-up

Data protection including business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), disaster recovery (DR), availability, accessibility, backup, snapshots, encryption, security, privacy among others is a 7 x 24 x 365 day a year focus. The focus of data protection also needs to evolve from an after the fact cost overhead to proactive, business enabler Meanwhile, welcome to Data Protection Recovery Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date.

 

Ok, nuff said, for now.

Gs



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after a few weeks vacation the newsletter is back and packed full of content. So much has been happening since our last newsletter. One thing I would like to point you to is our VMware on AWS roadmap. This is such a great tool for those of you looking for a great onramp to the private or hybrid cloud. Of course there are always many decisions and discussions that need to take place and many of the questions that are are often concerning technology to support what your business may require. VMware has therefore decided to fully publish our VMware on AWS roadmap and make it public to help you with the conversations that need to take place with the data that you need top support the decision that you make. Take a look here and have a chat to your TAM who can help you with much more.

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VMware Radius

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Network Virtualization

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VMware Cloud Management

Cloud-Native Apps

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    By Tom Schwaller, Senior Technical Product Manager, Michael Roy, Product Line Marketing Manager, and Simone Morellato, Director Technical Product Management One thing that makes containers great is their ability to rapidly spin up a browser-compatibility testing environment. There are plenty of gre...
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    By Ning Ge, Senior Product Marketing Manager VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) was awarded EMA Top 3 products of 2018 by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in its report published on March 1 — Ten Priorities for Container Management and DevOps in Production and at Scale in 2018. Based on p...
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    By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware As digital transformation moves from a talking point to an IT mandate, infrastructure teams are being asked to step up to expanded roles. An understanding of containers and container orchestration technologies, combined with deep expertise in stora...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure –Technical Walkthrough (Part 1)
    VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure provides a single platform for delivering virtualized Windows applications and desktops running in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a very flexible and scalable cloud platform offering high reliability across its more than 40 global data centers. It...
  • See What’s New in VMware Identity Manager 3.2
    VMware Workspace ONE provides a consumer simple, enterprise secure platform for all the apps your employees need, helping you build a digital workspace that protects your data and empowers your users. As we release the VMware Identity Manager 3.2 component of Workspace ONE, we’re focused on providin...
  • Get an Exclusive First Look at New Workspace ONE Platform Release
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The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 11th March 2018
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  • Top 20 NSX articles for February 2018
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  • Top 20 vSAN articles for February 2018
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products How to manually...
  • Top 20 vSphere articles for February 2018
    vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x Troubleshooting an ESXi/ESX host in non responding state Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Applia...
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Cloud Foundation

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    VMware is pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 2.3.1. We’ve introduced several new features and provided fixes for issues identified in previous releases. I’d like to present a quick overview of the new features in Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 in this article. New...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

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    I’m going to make this a two-part post. Part 1 = what is in the rear-view window? Part 2 = what’s out the front windshield? Part 1: CPSD and Dell EMC are in my rear-view window. First, while want to close the chapter behind me - it’s a flawed analogy, because it suggests some sort of “finality”. ...
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  • What a start to the year...
    It's been a crazy couple days on a couple fronts, but the most material front has certainly been Spectre and Meltdown. There are lots of sources, and the trick is that while distinctly the root cause lies in the CPU domain and with the CPU manufacturers- the impact touches nearly everything. It's b...
  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Who joins me at the VMware NSX: Micro-Segmentation [V6.3] training course
    In this intensive three-day course, you will explore the security-focused features of VMware NSX 6.3, including the distributed firewall and the Service Composer, to help drive your microsegmentation deployment to success. We have a couple of spots left in the online 3-day Training for VMware ...
  • VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Introduction, White Paper and a Free Hands-on Lab
    New Technical White Paper: VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Overview You can also explore vSAN’s features—data-encryption at rest, deduplication and compression, RAID 5/6 erasure encoding, iSCSI Target support and more—in a free Hands-on Lab, the fastest and easiest way to test-drive vSAN, no insta...
  • VMware Cloud Briefing
    VMware and AWS leaders share essential updates, demos, and partners program news. Make sure you tune in to hear more about the bold strategy and global expansion on the horizon for VMware Cloud in 2018.   ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware NSX: What’s New [V6.4]
    This video-based training provides the details of the new features and product enhancements in NSX V6.4. The course walks you through the benefits of the new features, how to make use of the new functionality, and in some cases, how to troubleshoot these new capabilities. The objectives are: ...
  • RVTools version 3.10 is now available for download
    RVTools is a windows .NET 4.6.1 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual environments. Interacting with VirtualCenter ESX Server 6.5. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots...

Virten.net

  • How to Install VMware vSphere Perl SDK on Debian 9 (stretch)
    Download the latest Perl SDK for your vSphere version from code.vmware.com and copy it to the system. The download is free, but an My VMware account is required. vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.5 vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.0 vSphere …Read more »...
  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
    After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and …Read more »...
  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • What’s really define an HCI solution?
    Most people probably already know the terms Converged infrastructures (CI) and HyperConverged Infrastructures (HCI) that are both become quite common in the IT world, with several products and solutions that aim to be fit in those classifications. HCI has become a hot topic with several vendors that...
  • CLI vs. GUI for VMware admins
    This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the pro and cons of using GUI or CLI, with the example of VMware environment. See also the original post. In several cases, a user can choose to use the CLI or GUI, in other cases, for example for some specific tasks, maybe it’s possible t...
  • Using Runecast on a vSAN environment
    Runecast Analyzer is a proactive issue detection software for VMware vSphere environments, powered by the largest database of automated VMware KB articles which feed its internal archive of known issues. With the new release version 1.7 the analysis is now extended also to vSAN environments and can ...
  • vOneCloud version 3.0.5
    vOneCloud is an OpenNebula distribution optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments to provide full cloud features. vOneCloud is distributed as a virtual appliance for vSphere. It contains all required OpenNebula services within a single CentOS Linux appliance. All components are fully ...
  • VMware vExpert 2018
    This year the vExpert 2018 announce has take much time compared with the the vExpert 2016 announce, or also also the vExpert 2017 announce. But finally has arrived, with some changes from the past years (not only for the delay, but also with the list that has been reduced). And also this time I’ve b...

 

 

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