Category Archives: VMware vSphere

Configuring the VMA as a syslog server for ESXi

I wanted to use our VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) as a syslog server for ESXi hosts. Central logging is a good thing, and since there is already a VMA in our environment, it may as well receive logs while … Continue reading

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vCenter upgrade changes DB recovery mode

At work, the vCenter service crashed this morning, because the database log had filled up it’s disk. We were confused about this, because we previously set the MS SQL recovery mode to simple. Now, the recovery mode is set to … Continue reading

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Using VMware Update Manager with PowerCLI

While this isn’t anything exciting which I have accomplished (I am just using the tools which others have done a great job of creating), this is exciting because it provides other options – even if they involve a little more … Continue reading

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