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Managing V Sphere With The Vesi


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This morning I presented the “Managing VMware vSphere 4 with The Virtualization EcoShell” session for an audience of 200+ people at the Dutch VMUG event in Nieuwegein. The total number of attendees is over 600!!! Here’s a copy of my slide deck.

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Managing V Sphere With The Vesi

  1. 1. Managing VMware vSphere 4 with The Virtualization EcoShell <br />Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL<br />Scott Herold - Quest Software<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />VMware Certified Instructor<br />Freelance consultant<br />Blogger @ NTPRO.NL<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />About The Virtualization EcoShell <br />Getting Started<br />Task Automation<br />Administrative Reports and Charts<br />Best Practice Filters<br />PowerPacks<br />Daily Report (vCheck)<br />Demo<br />Twitter Aliases<br />Upcoming Features - Scott Herold<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />
  5. 5. About the Virtualization EcoShell <br />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.<br />
  6. 6. About the Virtualization EcoShell <br />Gather information from many sources<br />Filterjust the data you want<br />Remediate and take action against your environment<br />Reportthe data how you want it<br />Integrateand extend your capabilities<br />
  7. 7. The EcoShell Console<br />
  8. 8. Task Automation<br />Reduce errors from manual processes across multiple areas of responsibility through the script-based administration of repetitive and complex tasks inherent in virtualization infrastructures.<br />
  9. 9. Task Automation<br />
  10. 10. Administrative Reports<br />Provide pre-defined and customizable reports as well as automated maps without hassle in HTML, XML and CSV formats, including support for Microsoft Visio.<br />
  11. 11. Administrative Reports<br />
  12. 12. Administrative Reports<br />
  13. 13. Administrative Reports<br />
  14. 14. Powerful Script Assistance<br />Cushion and ramp up script creation by exposing, analyzing and troubleshooting script output for common Windows PowerShell commands.<br />
  15. 15. Powerful Script Assistance<br />
  16. 16. Powerful Script Assistance<br />
  17. 17. Charts<br />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. <br />
  18. 18. Charts<br />
  19. 19. Charts<br />
  20. 20. Custom Filters<br />You can adjust the Property, Operator and a Value in a filter and just present the data you want.<br />NIC count<br />Operating system<br />Power State<br />Memory<br />DNS Name<br />
  21. 21. Custom Filters<br />
  22. 22. 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.<br />Best Practice Filters<br />
  23. 23. Best Practice Filters<br />
  24. 24. Best Practice Filters<br />
  25. 25. PowerPack Management<br />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. <br />
  26. 26. PowerPack Management<br />
  27. 27. PowerPack ~&gt; Scripts<br />
  28. 28. Daily Report (vCheck)<br />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.<br />
  29. 29. Daily Report (vCheck)<br />
  30. 30. Getting Started<br />Virtualization EcoShell (<br />Windows PowerShell<br />VMware PowerCLI<br />
  31. 31. Configuring Virtualization EcoShell<br /><ul><li>AddingConnections
  32. 32. Managed Hosts
  33. 33. Selecting Objects and Connect</li></li></ul><li>Adding actions and Script Links<br />
  34. 34. High CPU ready values<br />
  35. 35. Demo<br />
  36. 36. Books<br />vSphere Quick Start Guide<br />Dave, Duncan, Bernie, Thomas, <br />Stewart and Alan Renouf<br />Managing VMware Infrastructure<br />With Windows PowerShell<br />Hal Rottenberg<br />VMware VI and vSphere SDK<br />Steve Jin<br />
  37. 37. Twitter aliasses@theVESI<br /><ul><li>Carter Shanklin @cshanklin
  38. 38. Alan Renouf @alanrenouf
  39. 39. Hal Rottenberg@halr9000
  40. 40. Luc Dekens @LucD22
  41. 41. Dmitry Sotnikov @Dsotnikov
  42. 42. Hugo Peeters @hugopeeters
  43. 43. Arne Fokkema @afokkema
  44. 44. Eric Sloof @esloof
  45. 45. Scott Herold @vmguru</li></li></ul><li>Upcoming features - Scott Herold<br />Scott Herold<br />Lead Architect –Virtualization Business<br />Quest Software<br /><ul><li>What’s New in EcoShell 1.3</li>