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PowerShell script to get VMs and their datastores from an offline VMware ESXi host via vCenter

I recently had the local storage controller fail in one of my ESXi hosts. The host carried on running, and the VMs on it carried on running, but it wasn’t very happy. It was unresponsive via the vSphere client, and … Continue reading

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Convert Hyper-V VM vhdx to VMware vSphere vmdk

This turned out to be pretty simple, if pretty slow. I was converting from a Hyper-V 2012 R2 VM into vSphere 5.0. The VM itself was also running Windows Server 2012 R2. There are a few steps and points to … Continue reading

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Add and remove VMware NFS datastores via PowerCLI

Been experimenting with these recently, and they have to be added to or removed from each host individually, which is tedious via the GUI. Easy via PowerShell/PowerCLI though. Add: $hosts = Get-VMHost -Location “RCM” foreach($VMHost in $hosts){ Write-Host $VMHost.Name New-Datastore -VMHost … Continue reading

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Bye-bye SAN, Hello Tintri

I first came across Tintri over a year ago, had a look at their product on their website and thought “this sounds rather good”. I’ve chatted to them at IP Expo for the last two years, and recently had a WebEx with a … Continue reading

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Unable to power on VM: Virtual disk is not accessible on the host

When trying to power on a vSphere Virtual Machine you get the message: Virtual Disk ‘Hard disk x’ is not accessible on the host: Unable to access file [Datastore Name] <VM name>/<VM name>.vmdk You’ll also get an error box pop … Continue reading

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