vCloud PowerCLI/PowerShell basics

In this blog I will introduce you to some of the basic functionality of using PowerCLI with vCloud. Installing PowerCLI The most recent version of VMware PowerCLI is available in the PowerShell Gallery so you can install the PowerCLI with one command:

And then load the module for vCloud:

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vCloud Director 9.7 - Troubleshooting SMTP server

vCloud Director 9.7 – Troubleshooting SMTP server settings

In this blog I will explain how you can troubleshoot vCloud Director 9.7 SMTP settings when you receive a Fail – Error while configuring the SMTP server. Before we start, I would like to explain the different log files vCloud Director uses: All the logs for a cell can be found at /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/logs. vCloud Director… Read More

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DaaS UAG changes not working after some time

Hi, For DaaS you can deploy a UAG (Unified Access Gateway) if you need one. Once you do, you need to run the command “sudo /usr/local/desktone/scripts/” from the tenant appliance. Basically your UAG is now configured and ready for use. But after some it could be that you need to change your SSL certificate because… Read More

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PowerCLI – Identify and disconnect all CD drives from VMs

In this article I will explain how you can easily identify and disconnect connected CD drives from VM’s on VMware vSphere using a simple PowerCLI command. Connected CD drives can cause issues when you for example want to remediate your VMware vSphere cluster using the Update Manager. Find and disconnect all CD drives from VM’s… Read More

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VDI – Outlook OST caching on a User Profile Disk

Configuring the File Share for Storage of User Profile Disks: Create a file share with the following NTFS and Share permissions: In our case : \\fs01.uwsd.loc\UPD Share Permission User Account/Group Permission Everyone Full Control NTFS Permission User Account/Group Permission Folder Administrator Full Control This folder, subfolders and files Authentication Users Modify This folder only Creator/Owner… Read More

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