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Author: Niels Engelen

Working as a pre-sales with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Certified as a VMware Certified Professional 4, 5 & 6. Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.

VMware vSphere Client for iPad v1.2 is out today!

VMware vSphere Client for iPad v1.2 is out today!

A small update on the iPad vSphere Client has been released. v1.2 client includes the following new features: Migrate virtual machines without downtime using vMotion. The feature is available via Host & VM action menus. Virtual machines can also be two-finger flicked/dragged from the Host detail view to enter vMotion mode Ability to email vMotion validation error details to others View task progress reporting on VM cards Ability to refresh vCenter host list Support for ESX 3.5 Support for VMware…

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VMware Tools “Out of date” problem

VMware Tools “Out of date” problem

While doing a VMware tools check in my homelab I found a few Linux VMs with the message “Out of date“. These machines were from an old test and I recently started them again for some testing. My first idea on seeing the message was: ‘nothing wrong, I just run a PowerCLI script and everything will be updated‘. After running the script I noticed 3 test servers still being “Out of date” but in my task list the machines did…

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Combining Veeam and PowerCLI

Combining Veeam and PowerCLI

Veeam Backup & Replication is a great tool for backing up your virtual environment. U can use it to backup certain virtual machines or your whole environment by simply creating backup jobs in which u add virtual machines. Veeam has the option which sends an e-mail if a backup was successful or failed. Sadly there is one thing I couldn’t find and it’s an option to check which virtual machines are being backed up and which are not in a…

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Finding all symlinks in a directory

Finding all symlinks in a directory

This is a very useful command if you need to find all symlinks in a certain directory:

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

I’m a big fan of syslog-ng. All my devices which allow the usage of syslog send information to my syslog-ng server. The server configuration below will send all information to specific day dirs for each device. The client configuration will send all information to the syslog-ng server but we will also keep the messages and authentication log stored on the local machine. After a few months (maybe weeks – depending on the number of devices u have) this will take…

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