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Thursday, August 22, 2019

FREE e-book - PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide

If you currently use PowerCLI to automate basic tasks with pre-defined scripts, you’ll already know how powerful automation can be. However, taking the next step and customizing scripts to carry out tasks specifically designed for your needs opens a whole new world of opportunities. This new eBook from Altaro takes you there.

Written by VMware vExpert Xavier Avrillier, this free eBook presents a use-case approach to learning how to automate tasks in vSphere environments using PowerCLI. We start by covering the basics of installation, set up, and an overview of PowerCLI terms. From there we move into scripting logic and script building with step-by-step instructions of truly useful custom scripts, including:

·      How to retrieve data on vSphere objects
·      Display VM performance metrics
·      How to build HTML reports and schedule them
·      Basics on building functions
·      And more!

Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build your own scripts. DownloadPowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide now and get started on your path to automation greatness!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Build Object Storage OnPrem for Lab

In this post, we are going to setup object storage on-prem for lab purpose.
This allow us to test object storage without using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage or AWS S3.

To start, download minio from here.
It is a small file around 43MB.

Start your object storage by using command line.

Minio.exe server <path of object storage target>

We use C:\Backup\Minio

Final command:

Minio.exe server C:\Backup\Minio
Object storage is now ready to use on your on-prem.

Our Lab setup:-

Here is sample of the object storage detail on my lab:
Secret Key: LCWkIm3Cw4MKZTk+4H4e07xRdrU2tzWeyQ0m9qYz

To access your storage from browser:

Use the access key & secret key to access to your object storage.

Good luck on your setup..

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Error: Host '' with type 'ESX' and parentId 'd38b9783-13da-469c-aef6-136e64e61eea' not found.

Encountered error message

Error: Host '' with type 'ESX' and parentId 'd38b9783-13da-469c-aef6-136e64e61eea' not found.  
after run backup job from Veeam. This occur after add vmware vcenter or ESX host into Veeam.

The problem occur due to insufficient permission.


To resolve this error, you're require to assign permission

  • Root permissions on the source ESX(i) server.
  • Local Administrator permissions on the source Hyper-V server.
  • Root (or equivalent) permissions on the target Linux host.
  • Write permission on the target folder and share.
  • If vCenter is used, administrator credentials are required.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Altaro SysAdmin Day

To celebrate their 10th anniversary & SysAdmin Day 2019, Altaro is giving SysAdmins and IT professionals the opportunity to share their best IT story and WIN fantastic prizes!
Throughout our careers, we all gather daily stories worth telling, from tech situations to funny anecdotes, terrible mishaps or incidents with our colleagues. This year everyone is invited to share their best stories for a chance to win big prizes: an amazing Royal Gourmet BBQ Grill, a  GPS Drone with Camera & Live Video 1080 HD FPV, a GoPro Hero5 Waterproof Camera & more. And here’s a tip: for any eligible subscription they give a guaranteed Amazon eGift voucher!
So, if you are a Hyper-V or VMware user, download Altaro’s VM Backup and follow the instructions you will find over here to WIN these exciting prizes!
Enter the competition & make it a year to remember by sharing your best IT story!
Good luck!