VMware has retired the traditional Configuration Maximums Guides in pdf form. For vSphere 6.7 Maximums you will need to visit the new online tool: https://configmax.vmware.com/
This tool has vSphere 6.0 to 6.7. It is a dynamic tool allowing to isolate component maximums, compare maximums, and export out maximums.
Disclaimer: This is not officially supported by VMware, please use at your own risk.
Recently I faced the challenge with a script running on a VCSA which executes some checks and in case something gets detected it has to trigger a vCenter alarm.
My solution is to log a user event which will be captured by an vCenter alert definition.
1. vCenter alert definition
as trigger manually enter (type): vim.event.GeneralUserEvent
2. The script which will log the user event
#!/usr/bin/python #!/usr/bin/python import sys sys.path.insert(0, '/usr/lib/vmware/site-packages/') from pyVim.connect import SmartConnect from pyVmomi import vim import ssl import atexit username = 'email@example.com' password = 'VMware1!' v = sys.version_info try: if sys.version_info <7 or v.minor < 7: si = SmartConnect(host="localhost", user=username, pwd=password) content = si.RetrieveContent() ds = content.rootFolder log = si.content.eventManager.LogUserEvent(entity=ds, msg="Postgres Corruption detected") else: s = ssl.SSLContext(ssl.PROTOCOL_TLS) s.verify_mode = ssl.CERT_NONE si = SmartConnect(host="localhost", user=username, pwd=password, sslContext=s) content = si.RetrieveContent() ds = content.rootFolder log = si.content.eventManager.LogUserEvent(entity=ds, msg="Postgres Corruption detected") except: print("Unexpected error:", sys.exc_info())
The resulting alert can be catched by vROPs and trigger further events/ tickets.…
Yesterday VMware released version 1.3 of the vSphere Integrated Containers. The version enhances stability and delivers a new graphical-user interface to guide users through the creation of a Virtual Container Host (VCH).
Please find the details in the original post on the VMware blog: VMware Blog…
VMware is publishing the latest KBs on their Blog.
VMware Whitepapers about Storage and Availability.
vMSC Best Practices – https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-storage/vmware-vsphere-r-metro-storage-cluster-recommended-practices
vSphere APIs for IO Filtering – https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-storage/vmware-vsphere-apis-for-i-o-filtering-vaio
VMFS – https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-storage/vmware-vsphere-vmfs
VAAI – https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-storage/vmware-vsphere-apis-array-integration-vaai-1
iSCSI – https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-storage/best-practices-for-running-vmware-vsphere-on-iscsi…