Daily redeploy of functions on VEBA

This post outlines how you can get a daily redeploy of functions on VEBA.

20 November, 2023 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona Experience

This post recounts my experience at VMware Explore 2023 in Barcelona.

17 November, 2023 · 5 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Configure HTTP checks in vROPS

This week I am playing around with vROPS. I was trying to set up an HTTP check against one of the APIs we host internally. This took me a bit longer than I would have liked. In vROPS 8, VMware switched to the telegraf agent for agent-based monitoring. It took me a while to figure out, but HTTP checks are done using the telegraf agent. Let’s install the agent on one of our servers, so we can configure HTTP checks in vROPS!...

16 September, 2022 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Becoming a VMUG leader

As many of you already know, last year Erik Schils decided to step down as a VMUG leader after 15 years. When I saw the announcement, I immediately thought to myself that I don’t want to see this community disappear. I started talking to other folks in the community and quickly we had a bunch of enthusiastic people ready to step up and keep on building this community. I won’t be flying solo, my good friends Jens Herremans (blog - twitter) and Kristof Asaert (blog - twitter will be joining me as VMUG leaders....

21 January, 2022 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Why YOU should become a vExpert

The end of the year is one of my favourite times of the year. Not just because it’s my birthday or the holiday season but also because it’s time to fill in your vExpert application. It’s a good time to reflect on the past year and what you accomplished. So what is the vExpert program all about Unlike what some people may think, the vExpert program is not a certification that you get when you pass an exam....

20 December, 2021 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Deploying vIDM through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

One of the reasons I got my homelab was to test out stuff that I don’t necessarily have access to at work. Recently, vIDM has peaked my intrest so I decided to deploy it. I had already deployed vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager so why not use that for the deploy! Getting everything ready Before we can actually start installing vIDM, we need to get the binaries onto vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM)....

12 November, 2021 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

How to change iLO IP from ESXi

I ran into an issue at work, where the iLO lost all its settings after a hardware intervention. The host was running fine and the iLO NIC was connected, but the IP configuration was missing. Because this is a remote site, it would be easy if the configuration could be set from within ESXi. Luckily, this is a possibility! Installing the tools The first thing we need to do is download the VIB from the HPE website....

2 July, 2021 · 2 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Change NSX-T password with API

Last night, I logged into the NSX-T manager in my lab and was greeted with the following message. In the past, I would SSH into the edge nodes and change the password like that. But since NSX-T is suggesting to use the API, I figured I would try it. This would be a lot easier to do for the 3 users on both my edge nodes than having to type out all the commands....

20 April, 2021 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Homelab 2021

Homelabs…It’s a topic that gets a lot of interest everywhere. We’re all geeks at heart who like to tinker with hardware and play around and break things. I haven’t had a homelab since I sold my Supermicro server back in 2016. Back then, I had access to a lab at my employer and felt that I could no longer justify the cost of running that thing in my basement. Fast forward to 2020 and I find myself really missing that lab....

9 April, 2021 · 5 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Clear DNS cache VCSA/PhotonOS

The last few weeks I’ve had to do a couple of IP changes on ESXi hosts. This always goes without a lot of issues but it can be annoying when you have to wait for the new IP address to be updated in DNS and then for it to be visible in vCenter. The quickest way to get the new DNS records, is to clear the DNS cache in VCSA. Since VCSA is based on PhotonOS, this will also work on other PhotonOS VMs....

21 October, 2020 · 1 min · Maarten Van Driessen