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Managingvspherewiththevesi 091210144626-phpapp02

  1. 1. Managing VMware vSphere 4 withThe Virtualization EcoShellEric Sloof - NTPRO.NLScott Herold - Quest Software
  2. 2. Introduction• VMware Certified Instructor• Freelance consultant• Blogger @ NTPRO.NL
  3. 3. AgendaAbout The Virtualization EcoShellGetting StartedTask AutomationAdministrative Reports and ChartsBest Practice FiltersPower PacksDaily Report (vCheck)DemoBooks and Twitter AliasesUpcoming Features - Scott Herold
  4. 4. About the Virtualization EcoShell• The goal of the Virtualization EcoShell is to provide a freeware desktop application for novice and expert IT administrators leveraging Windows PowerShell scripts across their multi- platform virtual environments.
  5. 5. About the Virtualization EcoShell Gather information from many sources Filter just the data you want Remediate and take action against your environment Report the data how you want it Integrate and extend your capabilities
  6. 6. The EcoShell Console
  7. 7. Task Automation• Reduce errors from manual processes across multiple areas of responsibility through the script-based administration of repetitive and complex tasks inherent in virtualization infrastructures.
  8. 8. Task Automation
  9. 9. Administrative Reports• Provide pre-defined and customizable reports as well as automated maps without hassle in HTML, XML and CSV formats, including support for Microsoft Visio.
  10. 10. Administrative Reports
  11. 11. Administrative Reports
  12. 12. Administrative Reports
  13. 13. Powerful Script Assistance• Cushion and ramp up script creation by exposing, analyzing and troubleshooting script output for common Windows PowerShell commands.
  14. 14. Powerful Script Assistance
  15. 15. Powerful Script Assistance
  16. 16. Charts• The Chart tab in the Grid enables you to create customized charts. You can select different types like Area, Column, Doughnut, Line, Scatter, Stacked Area and Stacked Column. The horizontal axes labels hold the category and can be fed by everything that’s measurable.
  17. 17. Charts
  18. 18. Charts
  19. 19. Custom Filters• You can adjust the Property, Operator and a Value in a filter and just present the data you want.• NIC count• Operating system• Power State• Memory• DNS Name
  20. 20. Custom Filters
  21. 21. Best Practice Filters• These filters allows you to easily perform daily checks of common faulty configuration issues like a Snapshot hunter, VMs with CD-ROM Connected and Hosts with NIC at Half Duplex.
  22. 22. Best Practice Filters
  23. 23. Best Practice Filters
  24. 24. PowerPack Management• A PowerPack is a collection of PowerShell scripts that are used to extend the Virtualization EcoShell administrative console. These scripts are stored inside of nodes, links or actions all of which are used to add functionality into the console.
  25. 25. PowerPack Management
  26. 26. PowerPack ~> Virtu-Al.net Scripts
  27. 27. Daily Report (vCheck)• This script picks on the key areas of the virtual infrastructure and reports it all in a nice HTML page, so all you have do in the morning is take a look at the vCheck.
  28. 28. Daily Report (vCheck)
  29. 29. Getting Started1. Virtualization EcoShell (thevesi.org)2. Windows PowerShell3. VMware PowerCLI
  30. 30. Configuring Virtualization EcoShell • Adding Connections • Managed Hosts • Selecting Objects and Connect
  31. 31. Adding actions and Script Links
  32. 32. High CPU ready values
  33. 33. Demo
  34. 34. Books vSphere Quick Start Guide Dave, Duncan, Bernie, Thomas, Stewart and Alan Renouf Managing VMware Infrastructure With Windows PowerShell Hal Rottenberg VMware VI and vSphere SDK Steve Jin
  35. 35. Twitter aliasses @theVESI• Carter Shanklin @cshanklin• Alan Renouf @alanrenouf• Hal Rottenberg @halr9000• Luc Dekens @LucD22• Dmitry Sotnikov @Dsotnikov• Hugo Peeters @hugopeeters• Arne Fokkema @afokkema• Eric Sloof @esloof• Scott Herold @vmguru
  36. 36. Upcoming features - Scott Herold• Scott Herold• Lead Architect –Virtualization Business• Quest Software• What’s New in EcoShell 1.3

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