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Chris Nakagaki
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VMware: vSAN 6.6 not showing all available disks when attempting to claim...
Summary: Was going through and attempting to setup new vSAN cluster but noticed that the wizard was only showing 3 of 4 disks from 3 of 4 hosts and 0 disks from another host.  This appears to be by design where the setup wizard will only target disks that h...

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VMware/Security: Opvizor OpBot, cool, but scary too.
I've posted about OpBot in the past w/ a brief overview on how you can setup and deploy.  It's a very cool and immensely useful tool.  However, I must balance this with security.  Responsibly deployed, it can be a very useful tool.  However, there is a dark...

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VMware: Invalid Configuration for device # when deploying OVF/OVA...
Summary: Ran into this message when attempting to import an OVF/OVA to vCenter via Web Client from a Mac.  Not all OVA/OVF's have this issue. Workaround(s): Upload and deploy from a Windows system OR Upload and deploy to a local datastore if available. OR U...

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Turbonomic: Network keeps dying when using static IP...
Summary: Deployed a new Turbonomic OVA 5.8.3 for some testing.  Logged into appliance via console, ran 'ipsetup' as instructed w/ 'static' selected.  VM stayed online for about 5 min. before dying. Workaround: Assuming DHCP is not an option, you simply need...

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Powershell: How to get REST API data in JSON format rather than XML using invoke-restmethod
Summary: I was exploring a REST API interface for an internal tool being built.  Being that I'm so accustomed to  powershell, I wanted to explore how I could get data from it.  The Invoke-RestMethod is perfect for this, but I was having issues getting data ...

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VMware: ESXi 6 503 Service Unavailable endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http16LocalServiceSpecE:0x1f098b08] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _port = 8309)
Summary: Basically I enabled SR-IOV on the only two pNIC's I had in my ESXi host in my lab.  This doesn't necessarily cause a connectivity problem, but the ESXi management agents did not like this at all.  Meaning I could connect to my hosts, as evident in ...

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Chrome: On MacOS downloads .OVA files as OVF's.
Summary: I must not download OVA's all that often.  When I do though, Chrome decides that "nah" you should name that into OVF.  Seems to be a long standing bug w/ Chrome and MacOS.  Not really a huge problem until a you try to import the OVA w/ the file ext...

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PowerCLI/Powershell: vCenter Slack Bot
An OVF from Opvizor that gets deployed to any VMware environment for powercli slack integration.  Very simple deployment model.   Current Model: Appliance can currently only target one vCenter and one slack bot. Permissions are granted via account designate...

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Turbonomic/VMTurbo: Testing target port connectivity from appliance (network troubleshooting tools)
Summary: Attempting to troubleshoot IP and port connectivity issues on a Turbonomic appliance is a bit difficult.  The target configuration 'target status' doesn't really give enough information and the default toolset in the appliance ssh session doesn't p...

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Powershell: Docker PowerCLI Core and Microsoft/Powershell - (docker -it switch)
Assumptions: Docker running on MacOS.  (Likely runs the same on any other OS, minor differences) Summary: While I appreciate William Lam's posts on Docker and PowerCLICore ; I'm kind of dumb and need explanations on the simpler aspects of docker .  So for t...
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