Update from vSphere 5.5 to 6.0 Update 2 using the DCUI

After upgrading one of the hosts in my lab with VUM I had to update the second one in order to install the FVP extension from Pernix Data. My VMs (VUM, vCenter, DNS) were then on this host’s local storage and I couldn’t be bothered migrating them to the... [Read More]

Update a Dell host from vSphere 5.5 to 6 update 2 using VUM

One of the most important operations in running a virtual environment is to perform major upgrade of the system. The vSphere Update Manager simplify greatly the process and makes it look transparent when everything goes well. Even if 9 times out of 10 everything will be fine, it is always... [Read More]

Pingou: ping on steroids in powershell

Pingou is a powershell script that allows to test connectivity using ICMP and open TCP ports on a remote host. This command is meant to be easy to use, intuitive and faster than the built-in Test-Connection and Test-NetConnection cmdlets. Link to the script : Pingou ... [Read More]