Abaronov
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Hello all,

I’d like to share with everyone a free utility to do a couple of ESX checks. It’s a perl script that will look after service console configuration, TCP/IP settings, DNS, storage, NTP and services status. The script helps me a lot in automating post-installation checks. The script is open source and I would appreciate your feedback and am looking into incorporating it in new versions

Here is the download link: http://www.veeam.com/free-script/

Best regards,

Andrei

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Chris_S_UK
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Andrei

On a related note, I have downloaded and installed the Veeam Configurator but am unable to connect to any host nor to our VC2 server.

I have tried using name and IP address and it comes up with an error parsing the name every time. All names are resolvable, by the way.

Spasibo

Chris

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hugop
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Andrei,

Looks very similar to this: http://sourceforge.net/projects/esxhealthscript/, but this gives a html page that shows all the configuration.

Your script is useful, maybe exporting the results to /var/log/ would be a good feature.

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Chris_S_UK
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Andrei

On a related note, I have downloaded and installed the Veeam Configurator but am unable to connect to any host nor to our VC2 server.

I have tried using name and IP address and it comes up with an error parsing the name every time. All names are resolvable, by the way.

Spasibo

Chris

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spex
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Thank you for that fine script.

I gave it a try and it does more than only documenting the most important settings.

Keep going

Spex

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indeed hugop... esxhealthscript does exactly that and more. and is still under heavy construction. i use it for every customer visit I do and it's a great tool to get a quick view of the system

Abaronov
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Chris, are you using default ports for esx/vc? Can you telnet esx_name 443?

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Chris_S_UK
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Andrei

Yes, and yes.

Actually, I have had more success. I can connect directly to a host as long as I don't try to use the root ID in the first connection box (it asks for the root password in the next dialog, as you of course know).

However, I can't connect to our VC server. If I use an account local to the VC server, it says "Authentication failed because the remote party has closed the transport stream" and if I use a domain account, it says "The hostname could not be parsed". Both of these accounts can be used with VC, when using the VIC.

Nice little tool though!

Chris

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Abaronov
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Chris,

I sent you a PM and would appreciate if you reply with the additional info.

thanks,

andrei

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