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Auto-unmount Veeam vPower NFS datastore

Auto-unmount Veeam vPower NFS datastore

When doing an Instant VM recovery or a Linux FLR recovery using Veeam Backup & Replication it will create a NFS share within a VMware infrastructure which allows it to power on VM’s directly from a backup file. However when the restore is done the NFS share remains in the infrastructure. This is done to speed up future recoveries. I received the question if there was a way to auto-unmount the datastore once a restore was done. This is currently…

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New Fling: PowerCLI Extensions by VMware Labs

New Fling: PowerCLI Extensions by VMware Labs

VMware Labs released a new Fling called PowerCLI Extensions. The download is available as zip and is about 66KB. VMware PowerCLI is one of the most successful command line tools for managing your VMware products. With the many existing cmdlets designed for the system administrator or vSphere Admin, PowerCLI is the easiest and most powerful tool for managing your environment. This fling adds a PowerShell module with PowerCLI cmdlets for managing vSphere Flash Read Cache and VMware Virtual SAN. Screenshot…

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VMworld 2012: INF-VSP1252: What’s New with vSphere 5.1 – ESXCLI & PowerCLI

VMworld 2012: INF-VSP1252: What’s New with vSphere 5.1 – ESXCLI & PowerCLI

Session abstract In this session Technical Marketing automation experts William Lam and Alan Renouf will take you through What’s New in ESXCLI and PowerCLI for the vSphere 5.1 release. In this session Alan and William will take you through the exciting features available to use when automating VMware products, both beginners and experts will learn how to use new features to make your life easier and more productive. The session The session was split into 2 parts, first William talked…

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PowerCLI one-liner: remove the VMware tools mounted ISO

PowerCLI one-liner: remove the VMware tools mounted ISO

When you do an “Automatic Tools Upgrade” on a virtual machine the VMware tools iso will be mounted into the VM. Unfortunately it sometimes happens that after the upgrade the iso stays attached and this will result in a warning while doing a manual VMotion. When you inspect the VM (edit settings) you will see the ISO being mounted. You can change this to Client Device and the ISO will be unmounted and the warning won’t be shown anymore. Obviously…

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Monitoring Veeam FLR sessions using PowerCLI

Monitoring Veeam FLR sessions using PowerCLI

Veeam Backup & Replication comes with a few built-in PowerShell cmdlets. Sadly I couldn’t find a cmdlet which allows me to monitor running Veeam FLR sessions. Keep in mind that this post only works when you run a FLR which is a non-Windows virtual machine!! When you perform a restore, Veeam Backup & Replication will start an extra virtual machine which runs with the name VeeamFLR-SERVERNAME-randomhash. The script below will see if a restore is running for a defined amount…

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