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Auto Deploy GUI fling

Auto Deploy GUI fling

Back in February Max Daneri released his Auto Deploy GUI fling.  This builds on the success of his PXE Manager fling released last year.  Lots of other blogs have already reported this fling, but I have been asked three times this week where they can download it from.  I will be writing a blog post soon on how to actually use this fling, much the same way I did with Max’s PXE Manager. Auto Deploy GUI is a front end interface to the Auto Deploy/Stateless infrastructure. Features The Auto Deploy GUI is a vSphere plug-in for the VMware vSphere Auto Deploy component. The GUI plug-in allows a user to easily manage the setup and deployment requirements in a stateless environment managed by Auto Deploy. Some of the features provided through the GUI include the ability to add/remove Depots, list/create/modify Image Profiles, list VIB details, create/modify rules to map hosts to […]

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Looking up Managed Object Reference (MoRef) in vCenter Server

I have been playing around today looking up the MoRef’s within vCenter to match up with the ones being shown within the vCloud Director logs.  The kb article below shows how to look up the MoRef’s in vCenter.  This is a really handy way of finding out which VM is referred to from another product. The easiest way to lookup the MoRef is to open your browser and point to: https://[FQDN_vCenter]/mob/ Extract from the KB article: This article provides information about looking up a Managed Object Reference (MoRef) in vCenter Server. This helps you determine which virtual machine, host, or datastore a product is referring to in its log bundle. For example, a virtual machine is denoted by vm-xxxx in the VMware Site Recovery Manager logs or the vpxa logs on an ESX host. KB article :: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017126

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