Migrating virtual center to another virtual center

!!! WARNING !!!
this is not finished ! DO NOT RUN THIS ON PRODUCTION SYSTEMS !!! UNLESS YOU HAVE TESTED IT IN DEV !!!

Gents, please do not treat this as a ready-to-go solution, you would have to understand the contents, in order how to apply this. Destroying your production is that last thing i want.
I had to write this to recover a VC after a major bug/failure. I had to create another VirtualCenter in order to fix the issue. The main goal of this script is to move ‘everything’ i had in the old virtual center server to the new one.

PLEASE NOTE !!!
DVS is not supported here at this moment

Before you comment this, yes, i know that there are already some software/script for doing this, but in my opinion they were not doing everything or not in the way i wanted to do it. That’s why i created this.
This is not completed ! I have tested it numerous times on dev platforms, for me it was working. The only part which is not here is the cluster configs and dvs. Script will not configure your virtual center, but just the ‘content’ including, folder (of any kind), dc, clusters, vapps. The placements + permissions. The annotations are written in previous posts as well as roles.
I know it’s messy, yes… Although i think i will not spend more time on this, unless i will have to do so. I just hope that it might help for people that had similar task to do, and they were lacking some features in their clone of virtual center.
I DO NOT GUARANTEE THE RESULTS OF THE SCRIPT. Gents, please test this first in your test/dev environments. I have been running this script at least 600-800 times, until i was happy with the outcome, where it worked for me. Please have in mind it will not take into consideration on DVS setup. I’ve come up with 2 solutions for dvs, but never implemented it in it. I have decided to write this on my own mainly to test myself if i am able to do so. There might be better ways of doing it(100% sure of that 😉 ). I have put some comments in the script so you can know what to expect at which moment, the execution of this script is divided in many parts. It’s because i never got to 100% with this script i left myself spots to understand where it can go wrong.
I am sorry in some way that i did not explain this entirely, but i would have spend serious amount of hours on that…
I will have to check if i have posted the role-cloning script on blog, because this is something that is expected to be in place for this to work.

#READ THIS VARIABLE FIRST!!!
#$ProjectNAme

function traverse-HostView3 
{
param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$originVC,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$root,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$type,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$destinationroot,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$destinationVC,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]$DatabaseFile,
[string]$DestMorefDC
)

$permissionFile = $DatabaseFile+'-Permissions.csv'

#the type can be following :
#HostFolder - For the Host/Clusters view
#

#Datacenter Object does not contain ChildEntity property, it is a point where folders are split on
#VmFolder            
#HostFolder          
#DatastoreFolder     
#NetworkFolder       
#Hence when we encounter the datacenter object, we are switching root obj to become a HostFolder of that root/Datacenter

#"function start:: , passed root is now "+$root.name

"my root moref type is now "+$root.moref
"Child entities inside this root are: "+($root.ChildEntity -join ',')
#"Will start now the IF section"

################
################ WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO GET THE TOP ROOT FOLDER -D1 , to get his permissions, since iteration starts from children ?!?!
################ Make entry at the verybottom for folder -d1 , and just take all settings from it, as 1 -off
if ($root.moref.type -eq 'Datacenter') 
{ 
$root = get-view -id $root.$type -server $originVC
}
if ($root.moref.type -eq 'ClusterComputeResource')
{
#break
#we are 'cheating' here to get the compliance for the ChildEntity. Since Cluster does not have ChildEntity that would describe all its hosts. We are creating a column with ChildEntity that include all hosts
#This will also make a situation that resourcepools will not be checked, since we redirected already path to Hosts, we can also add to Children resource pools later on.
$root =$root | Select *,@{n='ChildEntity';e={$_.Host}}
}

if ($root.moref.type -eq 'VirtualApp')
{
#we are 'cheating' here to get the compliance for the ChildEntity. Since Cluster does not have ChildEntity that would describe all its hosts. We are creating a column with ChildEntity that include all hosts
#This will also make a situation that resourcepools will not be checked, since we redirected already path to Hosts, we can also add to Children resource pools later on.
$root =$root | Select *,@{n='ChildEntity';e={$_.Vm}}
}

#if ($root.moref.type -eq 'Datastore') {break}

#"If section was finished, now we will be collecting children"

if ($root.ChildEntity)
{
    $children = get-view -id $root.ChildEntity -server $originVC
    foreach ($child in $children)
    {
       "!!!!!"+ $child.name + " :: "+ $child.moref
       # Switch [typ]
       switch ($child.moref.type) 
    { 
        'Datacenter' {
        "We hit Datacenter"
        $CreatedObject = Get-view  (get-view -id ($destinationroot.createdatacenter($child.name)) -server $destinationVC).HostFolder -server $destinationVC
        $CreatedDatacenter = get-view -id $CreatedObject.parent -Server $destinationVC 
        #sourcedatacenter = $child
        #Datacenter reference database
        "showing object"
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedDatacenter.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        #$SourceDCPermission = g
        
        #$DCobject = get-view -id $child.parent -Server $originvc
        
        if ($child.Permission){ 
        write-host  "I saw permissions inside the DC object" 
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedDatacenter.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }

        } 
        'Folder' {
        "We hit folder:"
        $CreatedObject = get-view $destinationroot.createfolder($child.name) -server $destinationVC
        #$CreatedObject = get-view (New-Folder -Server $destinationvc -name $child.name -Location ($destinationroot|Get-VIObjectByVIView)).Extensiondata
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile        
        #sourceFolderPermissions
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        } 
        'ClusterComputeResource' {
        "We hit cluster"
        $CreatedObject = get-view $destinationroot.createcluster($child.name,(new-object VMware.Vim.ClusterConfigSpec)) -server $destinationVC
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        #Permissions
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }

        } 
        'VirtualApp' {"We hit VirtualApp"
        #This can only be done, when hosts are attached to cluster.
        #Createvapp is method on default resource pool inside cluster.
        #VMware.Vim.ManagedObjectReference CreateVApp(string name, VMware.Vim.ResourceConfigSpec resSpec, VMware.Vim.VAppConfigSpec configSpec,VMware.Vim.ManagedObjectReference vmFolder)
        $child.vappconfig.EntityConfig | export-clixml -Encoding 'UTF8' -depth 2 -LiteralPath ('c:\'+$child.vappconfig.InstanceUuid+'EntityConfig')
        $child.Config.CpuAllocation | export-clixml -Encoding 'UTF8' -depth 2 -LiteralPath ('c:\'+$child.vappconfig.InstanceUuid+'CpuAllocation')
        $child.Config.MemoryAllocation | export-clixml -Encoding 'UTF8' -depth 2 -LiteralPath ('c:\'+$child.vappconfig.InstanceUuid+'MemoryAllocation')
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$destinationroot.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={$child.VAppConfig.InstanceUuid}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={$child.owner.tostring()}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}  | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$child.name}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        }
        'HostSystem' {
        "We hit HostSystem"
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$root.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$destinationroot.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={$child.Hardware.systeminfo.uuid}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$child.Hardware.systeminfo.uuid}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        } 
        'VirtualMachine' {
        #FOR VMS YOU HAVE TO SELECT .config.uuid property into the csv, in order to hit the proper vm. ## TODO !!!!!
        "We hit VirtualMachine"
        $vmtxpath=if ($child.config.template){$child.config.files.VmPathName}
        $vmtxHostRegistered = if ($vmtxpath) { (get-view $child.Runtime.Host -property name -Server $originvc).Name }
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$root.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$destinationroot.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={$child.config.uuid}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, @{n='vmtxpath';e={$vmtxpath}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={$vmtxHostRegistered}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={$child.moref.toString()}} | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile    
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$child.config.uuid}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        } 
        'Datastore' {"
        We hit Datastore"
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$root.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$destinationroot.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$child.name}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        }
        'StoragePod' {"
        We hit StoragePod"
        $CreatedObject = get-view $destinationroot.createstoragepod($child.name) -server $destinationVC
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        }
        #The ComputeResource if for a single Host inside a folder for example
        #'ComputeResource' {"
        #We hit StoragePod"
        #$CreatedObject = get-view $destinationroot.createstoragepod($child.name) -server $destinationVC
        #'' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$child.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={}} | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        #if ($child.permission){  
        #$child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$CreatedObject.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        #}
        #}
        'Network' {
        "We hit network"
        '' | Select-object @{n='ObjectName';e={$child.name}},@{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$root.moref.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$destinationroot.Moref.ToString()}},@{n='Objuuid';e={}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}},@{n='vmtxpath';e={}}, @{n='vmtxHost';e={}}, @{n='OwnerMoref';e={}}, @{n='vmmoref';e={}}   | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $DatabaseFile
        if ($child.permission){  
        $child.Permission | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$child.name}},@{n='DestMorefDC';e={$DestMorefDC}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $permissionFile
        }
        }  
        default {"The object could not be determined : please check";read-host}
    }
       traverse-HostView3 -root $child -type $type -originVC $originVC -destinationVC $destinationVC -destinationroot $CreatedObject -DatabaseFile 'c:\databasefile.csv' -DestMorefDC $DestMorefDC
       
    }
}

}



$originvc = 'your.original.vc'
$destinationVC = 'your.new.vc'
connect-viserver $originVC -Credential (Get-credential)
connect-viserver $destinationVC -credential (get-credential)
$pscred = Get-Credential

$rootFolder = get-view -id ($global:DefaultVIServers |? {$_.name -eq $originvc}).extensiondata.content.rootfolder -Server $originvc
$destinationroot = get-view -id ($global:DefaultVIServers |? {$_.name -eq $destinationvc}).extensiondata.content.rootfolder -Server $destinationvc

traverse-HostView3 -root $rootFolder -type 'HostFolder' -originVC $originVC -destinationVC $destinationVC -destinationroot $destinationroot -DatabaseFile 'c:\databasefile.csv'



##You start first by running through Host and Clusters View, since you have to recreate the entire main structure for datacenters.
##Remember that after each run , in case you went into trouble to clear the database file, or you different file.
##
##
##Tutaj podajemy root folder w source VC, jako folder do konkretnego DC.networkFolder , tak samo w destination , nakladamy folder dc.networkfolder
#NETWORK FOLDERS:
foreach($dc in (import-csv 'c:\databasefile.csv' -Encoding 'UTF8' |? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Datacenter-*"})  )
{
traverse-HostView3 -root (get-view (get-view $dc.OriginObjectMoref -server $originVC).NetworkFolder -Server $originVC) -type 'NetworkFolder' -originVC $originVC -destinationVC $destinationVC -destinationroot (get-view (get-view $dc.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC).NetworkFolder -Server $destinationVC) -DatabaseFile 'c:\databasefile.csv' -DestMorefDC ($dc.DestinationObjectMoref) 
}

#VM FOLDERS:


foreach($dc in (import-csv 'c:\databasefile.csv' -Encoding 'UTF8' |? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Datacenter-*"})  )
{
traverse-HostView3 -root (get-view (get-view $dc.OriginObjectMoref -server $originVC).VmFolder -Server $originVC) -type 'VmFolder' -originVC $originVC -destinationVC $destinationVC -destinationroot (get-view (get-view $dc.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC).VmFolder -Server $destinationVC) -DatabaseFile 'c:\databasefile.csv' -DestMorefDC ($dc.DestinationObjectMoref) 
}

#Storage FOLDERS:
foreach($dc in (import-csv 'c:\databasefile.csv' -Encoding 'UTF8' |? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Datacenter-*"})  )
{
traverse-HostView3 -root (get-view (get-view $dc.OriginObjectMoref -server $originVC).DatastoreFolder -Server $originVC) -type 'DatastoreFolder' -originVC $originVC -destinationVC $destinationVC -destinationroot (get-view (get-view $dc.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC).DatastoreFolder -Server $destinationVC) -DatabaseFile 'c:\databasefile.csv' -DestMorefDC ($dc.DestinationObjectMoref) 
}

###
###  COPY ROOT VC PERMISSION HERE
### 
### THIS PART IS ONLY IF YOUR LOCAL SSO DOMAIN CHANGES, MODIFY THIS IF IT IS THE SAME
$sourceSSODomain = 'VSPHERE.LOCAL'
$destinationSSODomain = 'TEST.LOCAL'

$tpermissionFile = 'databasefile.csv-Permissions.csv'
$VCSourceRootPermissions = (get-view -id 'Folder-group-d1' -server $originvc).permission |?{$_.Principal -notmatch "vpxd-|vsphere-webclient-"} 
#IF you don't want to change the local sso domain , hash the line below:
$VCSourceRootPermissions|? {$_.principal -match $sourceSSODomain} | %{$_.principal = [regex]::replace($_.Principal,$sourceSSODomain,$destinationSSODomain)}

$VCSourceRootPermissions | select @{n='OriginObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}},@{n='DestinationObjectMoref';e={$_.Entity.ToString()}}, Principal,RoleId,Propagate,Group | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Append -Encoding 'UTF8' -LiteralPath $tpermissionFile


##
## END OF THE COPY OF VC PERMISSION
##



##
##Before replaying permissions you have to be sure that the SSO domain is the same for permissions, therefore we will replace old SSO domain with new SSO domain.
##
$RoleDB = Import-Csv -Encoding UTF8 -LiteralPath 'C:\RoleDB.csv'
$sourceSSODomain = (Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity ($global:DefaultVIServers|?{$_.Name -eq $originvc}) -Name 'config.vpxd.sso.default.admin').value.split('@')[1].ToUpper()
$destinationSSODomain = (Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity ($global:DefaultVIServers|?{$_.Name -eq $destinationvc}) -Name 'config.vpxd.sso.default.admin').value.split('@')[1].ToUpper()
$tpermissionFile = 'c:\databasefile.csv-Permissions.csv'
$permissions = import-csv -Encoding UTF8 -LiteralPath $tpermissionFile 
$permissions |% { $_.principal = [regex]::replace($_.Principal,$sourceSSODomain,$destinationSSODomain)  }
$permissions | export-csv -Encoding UTF8 -LiteralPath $tpermissionFile -NoTypeInformation

##
## REPLAY PERMISSIONS
##
$RoleDB = Import-Csv -Encoding UTF8 -LiteralPath 'C:\RoleDB.csv'
#$rolehash = @{}
#$roleDB | % { $roleHash += @{$_.SourceRoleId = get-virole -id $_.DestinationRoleID -Server $destinationVC}  }
#RoleHash is now [ID_SOURCE_ROLE]  || [ROLE_OBJECT_ON_DESTINATION]
#OriginObjectMoref      : Folder-group-v450
#DestinationObjectMoref : Folder-group-v972
#DestMorefDC            : Datacenter-datacenter-953
#Principal              : VSPHERE.LOCAL\greg
#RoleId                 : -1
#Propagate              : True
## FOLDERS DCs
## FOLDERS Hs
#### We Will need authorizationmanager from the destination VC now. method SetEntityPermissions         Method     void SetEntityPermissions(VMware.Vim.ManagedObjectReference entity, VMware.Vim.Permission[] permission)
##Entity     :
#Principal  :
#Group      : False
#RoleId     : 0
#Propagate  : False
##
##


$DestAM = get-view -id ($global:DefaultVIServers|?{$_.Name -eq $destinationvc}).extensiondata.content.AuthorizationManager -Server $DestinationVC

##
## HOSTS VIEW FOLDERS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-h*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## DATACENTERS NOW
##

Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Datacenter-datacenter-*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)  
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## CLUSTERS NOW
##

Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "ClusterComputeResource-domain-c*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)  
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## NETWORK VIEW FOLDERS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-n*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## VM VIEW FOLDERS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-v*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## STORAGE FOLDERS VIEW FOLDERS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-s*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}

##
## STORAGE PODS VIEW FOLDERS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "StoragePod-group-p*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($entity.DestinationObjectMoref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}


#Adding Hosts to cluster
Foreach ($cluster in ((import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "ClusterComputeResource-domain-c*"}) |?{$_.Objuuid} | Group-Object -Property destinationObjectMoref).group) 
{ 
$VMhostsInCluster = $cluster
$Clusterdestination = $VMhostsInCluster[0].DestinationObjectMoref
$location = get-view -id  $Clusterdestination -server $destinationVC| Get-VIObjectByVIView
foreach ($vmhost in $VMhostsInCluster) 
{
 Add-VMHost -Name $vmhost.ObjectName -Location $location -Credential $pscred -Force -Server $destinationVC
 }

}
#make sure that all pwd are the same

##
##Once all hosts are in place in the VC , we attach our templates
##
foreach ($vmtemplate in  (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-v*" -and $_.vmtxpath})){
$location = get-view -id $vmtemplate.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC | Get-VIObjectByVIView
New-Template -Name $vmtemplate.ObjectName -TemplateFilePath $vmtemplate.vmtxpath -Location $location -vmhost $vmtemplate.vmtxHost
}


##
## VMHOSTS PERMISSIONS
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath 'c:\databasefile.csv-permissions.csv' -Encoding UTF8 | ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "HostSystem-host-*"})){
$DestinationObjectPermission = New-Object VMware.vim.Permission
$DestinationObjectPermission.Principal = $entity.Principal
$DestinationObjectPermission.Group = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Group)
$DestinationObjectPermission.RoleId = ($roleDB|?{$_.SourceRoleId -eq ($entity.RoleId)}).DestinationRoleId
$DestinationObjectPermission.Propagate = [System.Convert]::ToBoolean($entity.Propagate)
$DestinationObjectPermission
#Here our destinationObjectMoref is actually vm host uuid value , not moref. We couldn't have moref as it was unknown.
$DestinationVMHost = get-view -ViewType HostSystem -Filter @{'Hardware.SystemInfo.Uuid'=$entity.DestinationObjectMoref} -Property Name -Server $destinationVC
#$destinationVMHost
$DestAM.SetEntityPermissions($DestinationVMHost.moref, $DestinationObjectPermission)
}



##
## Moving object to their correct location
##
##
## NETWORK VIEW ENTITIES
##!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We should move only those which are not located at the datacenter, otherwise , waste of time.
$DCnetworkFolderIDs = @((get-view -id ((import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-n*" -and $_.DestMorefDC -like "Datacenter-datacenter-*"}) |group-object -Property DestMorefDC).Name -Server $destinationVC).NetworkFolder |% {$_.ToString()})
$allNetworksInFolders = (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-n*" -and $_.DestMorefDC -like "Datacenter-datacenter-*"}) | ? {$DCnetworkFolderIDs -notcontains $_.DestinationObjectMoref}
Foreach ($entity in $allNetworksInFolders){
#DestinationObjectMoref : Folder-group-n1575
$dof = get-view -id $entity.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC
$ntwkmoref = (get-view -server $destinationVC -searchroot $entity.DestMorefDC -viewtype 'Network' -filter @{'name'=$entity.ObjectName}).moref
$dof.MoveIntoFolder($ntwkmoref)
}

## VM VIEW ENTITIES
##!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We should move only those which are not located at the datacenter, otherwise , waste of time.
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "Folder-group-v*" -and $_.DestMorefDC -like "Datacenter-datacenter-*"})){
#DestinationObjectMoref : Folder-group-n1575
'Object'
$entity

$dof = get-view -id $entity.DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC
'Destination'
$dof.name
$vmmoref = (get-view -server $destinationVC -searchroot $entity.DestMorefDC -viewtype 'Virtualmachine' -filter @{'Config.Uuid'=$entity.Objuuid}).moref
'VM Object'
$vmmoref
$dof.MoveIntoFolder($vmmoref)
}

##
## Creating Vapps, moving VMs into Vapps, Applying Vapp start order
##
Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "VirtualApp-resgroup-v*" -and $_.OwnerMoref})){
#entity is now
#ObjectName             : LABS_Greg
#OriginObjectMoref      : VirtualApp-resgroup-v241
#DestinationObjectMoref : Folder-group-v4284
#Objuuid                : 5038914a-df12-abcc-77aa-2d2991ccaa2e
#DestMorefDC            :
#vmtxpath               :
#vmtxHost               :
#OwnerMoref             : ClusterComputeResource-domain-c7

#First we prepare the configs for our Vapp entity
$EntityMemoryAllocationXML = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$entity.Objuuid+'MemoryAllocation')
$EntityCpuAllocationXML = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$entity.Objuuid+'CpuAllocation')
$EntityConfig = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$entity.Objuuid+'EntityConfig')
$resSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceConfigSpec
$resSpec.cpuAllocation = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceAllocationInfo
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.reservation = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.Reservation
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.expandableReservation = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.expandableReservation
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.limit = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.limit
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares = New-Object VMware.Vim.SharesInfo
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares.shares = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.shares.shares
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares.level = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.shares.level
$resSpec.memoryAllocation = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceAllocationInfo
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.reservation = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.Reservation
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.expandableReservation = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.expandableReservation
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.limit = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.limit
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares = New-Object VMware.Vim.SharesInfo
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares.shares = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.shares.shares
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares.level = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.shares.level

$configSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VAppConfigSpec
$configSpec.InstanceUuid = $entity.Objuuid
$vmFolder = $Entity.DestinationObjectMoref


#(import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $data.OwnerMoref -and !$_.Objuuid})
#$ClusterResourcePool = (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $data.Objuuid -and !$_.Objuuid}).DestinationObjectMoref

$ClusterResourcePool = get-view -id (get-view -id (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $entity.OwnerMoref -and !$_.Objuuid}).DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC).ResourcePool -Server $destinationVC

$CreatedVapp = get-view -id  $ClusterResourcePool.CreateVApp($entity.ObjectName, $resSpec, $configSpec, $vmFolder) -Server $destinationVC

if ( $CreatedVapp.vappconfig.InstanceUuid -ne $entity.Objuuid ) { Write-Error "We have failed to created vapp with the same uuid"}

#Moving vms into the vAPP
$VMsOldMorefs = $EntityConfig.Key|%{$_.toString()}
$OldVMs = import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? { $VMsOldMorefs -contains $_.vmmoref }
$newVMs = $oldVMs.Objuuid | % {get-view -viewtype virtualmachine -Filter @{'config.uuid'=$_} -Server $destinationVC}
$createdvapp.MoveIntoResourcePool($newVMs.moref)
#Let's make proper order in vapp

foreach ($entry in $EntityConfig)
{
$oldkey = (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.vmmoref -eq $entry.Key.ToString() }).Objuuid
$newkey = (get-view -viewtype virtualmachine -Filter @{'config.uuid'=$oldkey} -Server $destinationVC).moref
$entry.key=$newkey

}

$newconfig = new-object VMware.Vim.VAppConfigSpec
foreach ($entry in $EntityConfig)
{

$newEntityconfig =  new-object VMware.Vim.VAppEntityConfigInfo
$newEntityconfig.Key = $entry.key
$newEntityconfig.Tag = $entry.tag
$newEntityconfig.StartOrder = $entry.StartOrder
$newEntityconfig.StartDelay = $entry.StartDelay
$newEntityconfig.WaitingForGuest = $entry.WaitingForGuest
$newEntityconfig.StartAction = $entry.StartAction
$newEntityconfig.StopDelay = $entry.StopDelay
$newEntityconfig.StopAction = $entry.StopAction
$newEntityconfig.DestroyWithParent = $entry.DestroyWithParent

$newConfig.EntityConfig += $newEntityconfig

}

$CreatedVapp.UpdateVAppConfig($newConfig)
}
#we have now updated entityconfig

For the vapps part :

Foreach ($entity in (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.OriginObjectMoref -like "VirtualApp-resgroup-v*" -and $_.OwnerMoref})){
#entity is now
#ObjectName             : LABS_Greg
#OriginObjectMoref      : VirtualApp-resgroup-v241
#DestinationObjectMoref : Folder-group-v4284
#Objuuid                : 5038914a-df12-abcc-77aa-2d2991ccaa2e
#DestMorefDC            :
#vmtxpath               :
#vmtxHost               :
#OwnerMoref             : ClusterComputeResource-domain-c7

#First we prepare the configs for our Vapp entity
$EntityMemoryAllocationXML = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$data.Objuuid+'MemoryAllocation')
$EntityCpuAllocationXML = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$data.Objuuid+'CpuAllocation')
$EntityConfig = Import-Clixml -LiteralPath ('C:\'+$data.Objuuid+'EntityConfig')
$resSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceConfigSpec
$resSpec.cpuAllocation = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceAllocationInfo
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.reservation = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.Reservation
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.expandableReservation = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.expandableReservation
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.limit = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.limit
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares = New-Object VMware.Vim.SharesInfo
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares.shares = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.shares.shares
$resSpec.cpuAllocation.shares.level = $EntityCpuAllocationXML.shares.level
$resSpec.memoryAllocation = New-Object VMware.Vim.ResourceAllocationInfo
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.reservation = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.Reservation
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.expandableReservation = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.expandableReservation
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.limit = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.limit
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares = New-Object VMware.Vim.SharesInfo
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares.shares = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.shares.shares
$resSpec.memoryAllocation.shares.level = $EntityMemoryAllocationXML.shares.level

$configSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VAppConfigSpec
$configSpec.InstanceUuid = $entity.Objuuid
$vmFolder = $Entity.DestinationObjectMoref


#(import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $data.OwnerMoref -and !$_.Objuuid})
#$ClusterResourcePool = (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $data.Objuuid -and !$_.Objuuid}).DestinationObjectMoref

$ClusterResourcePool = get-view -id (get-view -id (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8| ?{$_.OriginObjectMoref -eq $data.OwnerMoref -and !$_.Objuuid}).DestinationObjectMoref -server $destinationVC).ResourcePool -Server $destinationVC

$CreatedVapp = get-view -id  $ClusterResourcePool.CreateVApp($data.ObjectName, $resSpec, $configSpec, $vmFolder) -Server $destinationVC

if ( $CreatedVapp.vappconfig.InstanceUuid -ne $entity.Objuuid ) { Write-Error "We have failed to created vapp with the same uuid"}

#Moving vms into the vAPP
$VMsOldMorefs = $EntityConfig.Key|%{$_.toString()}
$OldVMs = import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? { $VMsOldMorefs -contains $_.vmmoref }
$newVMs = $oldVMs.Objuuid | % {get-view -viewtype virtualmachine -Filter @{'config.uuid'=$_} -Server $destinationVC}
$createdvapp.MoveIntoResourcePool($newVMs.moref)
#Let's make proper order in vapp

foreach ($entry in $EntityConfig)
{
$oldkey = (import-csv -LiteralPath C:\databasefile.csv -Encoding UTF8 | ? {$_.vmmoref -eq $entry.Key.ToString() }).Objuuid
$newkey = (get-view -viewtype virtualmachine -Filter @{'config.uuid'=$oldkey} -Server $destinationVC).moref
$entry.key=$newkey

}

$newconfig = new-object VMware.Vim.VAppConfigSpec
foreach ($entry in $EntityConfig)
{

$newEntityconfig =  new-object VMware.Vim.VAppEntityConfigInfo
$newEntityconfig.Key = $entry.key
$newEntityconfig.Tag = $entry.tag
$newEntityconfig.StartOrder = $entry.StartOrder
$newEntityconfig.StartDelay = $entry.StartDelay
$newEntityconfig.WaitingForGuest = $entry.WaitingForGuest
$newEntityconfig.StartAction = $entry.StartAction
$newEntityconfig.StopDelay = $entry.StopDelay
$newEntityconfig.StopAction = $entry.StopAction
$newEntityconfig.DestroyWithParent = $entry.DestroyWithParent

$newConfig.EntityConfig += $newEntityconfig

}

$CreatedVapp.UpdateVAppConfig($newConfig)
}
#we have now updated entityconfig

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Failed to launch the MKS client: The system cannot find the file specified

Evening troubleshooting…
I was sitting on #vmware irc channel today and i was interested in problem that one person had. He had fresh installation of esxi 5.1 on a brand new box, few vms, but for some reason he could not connect to vm remote console using vsphere client. We went through a lot of checking, many KBs and so on and on, cables, cards, nics, fw, dns… still nothing.
What we did at the end is that we were watching with ‘ tail -f /var/log/hostd.log ‘ the log, while he tried to open the console. And we finally saw :

2013-08-06T20:55:00.177Z [47696B90 verbose ‘Default’] Timed out reading between HTTP requests. : Read timeout after approximately 50000ms. Closing stream TCP(local=127.0.0.1:8309, peer=127.0.0.1:50050)
2013-08-06T20:55:00.177Z [470E2B90 error ‘Solo.HttpSvc.HTTPService’] Failed to read request; stream: TCP(), error: N7Vmacore16TimeoutExceptionE(Operation timed out)
2013-08-06T20:55:02.061Z [47738B90 verbose ‘SoapAdapter’] Responded to service state request

So there had to be something with the connection/port.

vSphere client log was showing:

2013-08-06T15:07:51.557-05:00| vmrc| I120: VMClient_ConnectMksClientEx – connecting the MKS client
2013-08-06T15:07:51.557-05:00| vmrc| I120: VMClientConnectMKSClientEx
2013-08-06T15:07:51.558-05:00| vmrc| I120: cui::MKS::OnSetAttachedError
2013-08-06T15:07:51.558-05:00| vmrc| I120: cui::vmrc::DlgMgrImpl: “Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to launch the MKS client: The system cannot find the file specified

vmware.log from vm had a lot of those entires:

2013-08-06T02:47:41.373Z| mks| I120: SSL Error: error:140780E5:SSL routines:SSL23_READ:ssl handshake failure
2013-08-06T02:47:41.373Z| mks| I120: SOCKET 6 (140) recv error 0: Success
2013-08-06T02:47:41.373Z| mks| W110: SOCKET 6 (140) Error during authd-VNC negotiation: (1) Asyncsocket error.

Firewall in windows was said to be disabled.

Solution: i asked if it possible to try to connect with vSphere client from another workstation which is not in Active Directory, as that computer from which that person was connecting to that esxi host was in active directory.
B.I.N.G.O 😉

That system was in AD where there were very strict policies, which were causing problems with making connections on 903 tcp port which is utilized when accessing the vm remote console. As soon as he made the connection from workstation that was not part of that AD/policy, VM console was opened without any issues.

23:33 -Krazypoloc- Holy shit the non domain machine works fine!
23:34 -Krazypoloc- Thanks for all your help man
23:35 -Krazypoloc- nostrovia
23:35 -Krazypoloc- 🙂
23:35 -gregu– no problem

🙂 I’m pretty sure that he was trying to say:
Na zdrowie !
here it is 😉
na_zdrowie

VAAI NFS Netapp plugin for vSphere unable to install using VSC

Right,
normally we should be able to install plugin from netapp for NFS VAAI support using the VSC console. I managed to do it for some hosts, then i started to update my hosts to latest build and from this moment i could no longer install the nfs vaai plugin for hosts using vsc. All hosts were updated to VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-914586. Update manager could not help, vsc could not help… What helped :
1) download from netapp website the zip bundle
2) put it directly to host for example
3) using esxcli install it, so ssh to your esxi host

cd /vmfs/volumes/your_datastore_where_the_zip_is
/vmfs/volumes/2d1303c2-270be8c4 # esxcli software vib install -d file://$PWD/NetAppNasPlugin.v18.zip
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: NetApp_bootbank_NetAppNasPlugin_1.0-018
VIBs Removed:
VIBs Skipped:
4) Reboot host
5) Let’s party !!! vaai is now [ON] 🙂

You can then check if everything is correct
1) esxcli software vib list -> check for netapp part
2) vmkfstools -Ph /vmfs/volumes/your_datastore -> check for : “NAS VAAI Supported: YES”
3) check in vSphere client -> configuration/storage if this datastore has now Supported value in Hardware acceleration
4) After installation you should see file in here on your esxi host:
/altbootbank/NetAppNa.v00
After host reboot you should see file in here on your esxi host:
/bootbank/NetAppNa.v00

When troubleshooting plugin installation using netapp vsc, you can check log : /var/log/esxupdate.log to see why in your case it is not installing it correctly

Issues with vmmonitoring in HA clusters while using vsphere client 5.0.0 build 455964, vm monitoring with vmware tools down will not restart failed vm

I wanted to share with everybody this ‘news’.

While trying to create vm monitoring within HA cluster using vm monitoring only i went into some issues. VM monitoring was not working. I thought there is not that much to configure to have this working right ? Open cluster settings, go to vm monitoring section

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Change vnic type from / to e1000, Flexible, Vmxnet, EnhancedVmxnet, and Vmxnet3, and Unknown with Set-NetworkAdapter. UPDATED!

What if you noticed that your vms are running on wrong network card type ? Let’s say you want e1000 instead of vmxnet3 for some reason.There is a great cmdlet set-networkadapter. This will help us out in that kind of situation(Thx Rafael!).
Right, so what set-networkadapter can do for us ? (by this time you should read the get-help set-networkadapter -full). So now, like you already know 😉 it can do a lot for us! But what i want from it right now, is to help me with changing the adapter type. I want to change it from vmxnet 3 to e1000, would be cool if i will not need to shutdown vm too 😉 Unfortunately it will not be so cool at all !!! VM has to be powered off to make this change properly. Please do not do this while vm is up and running.
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