27 juin 2013

Reporting on RPO Violations From vSphere Replication

A commonly requested thing that people ask for from vSphere Replication is more consolidated reporting.  You can set alerts in vCenter to key off of various things that surface from vSphere Replication, but it is not exactly a consolidated list when doing so.  What people are looking for is a common interface to pull together *just* vSphere Replication alerts for things like RPO violations. My good friends and colleagues Alan Renouf and Lee Dilworth have identified a really elegant way to pull this... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2012

vCheck for Exchange 2010

One of the main areas I redesigned in vCheck 6 was the new plugin concept, in my mind this was a nice HTML output which could be used for more than just vSphere checks, the plugins could potentially be any product which has a PowerShell snap-in or module, and even some which don’t Shortly after the release I was contacted by Phil Randal who had done just this, he has taken the vCheck framework and written some Exchange 2010 plugins, this now turns the vCheck report into an Exchange monitoring report too. Awesome stuff! Now you can... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2011

Surprising results FC/NFS/iSCSI/FCoE…

I received a preliminary copy of a this report a couple of weeks ago, but since then nothing has changed. NetApp took the time to compare FC against, FCoE, iSCSI and NFS. Like most of us, probably, I still had the VI3 mindset and expected that FC would come out on top. Fact of the matter is that everything is so close, the differences are neglectable and tr-3916 shows that regardless of the type of data access protocol used you can get the same mileage. I am glad NetApp took the time to test these scenarios and used various test... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2011

Stripping Internal Exchange Organization Info From NDRs Sent To Remote Domains…

The default “remote domains” setting in Exchange 2010 allows non-delivery reports (NDRs) to be sent to all remote domains. These error message will contain internal Exchange Organization information like the server names, IP addresses, AD domain name etc. What if you are security conscious and what to strip those information from the NDRs and yet get it sent to external senders? It is possible in Exchange 2010 SP1, with the introduction of a new parameter named “NDRDiagnosticInfoEnabled” for the Set-Domain cmdlet. By default, the... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

vCheck v5

That’s right, its finally here, vCheck v5 has arrived ! If you have been using previous versions of this report then its time to update, I have added lots of cool new features and checks which make this report (even if I do say so) awesome ! Some of the highlighted features of v5 are: Comments Each section now has comments telling you why I think it may be an issue, there are often links to blog posts and useful information for further reading, an example is below: Obviously for the experts among you these comments... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2009

vCheck (Daily Report) V3

Initially when I started this script I wanted people to be clear that this was a report that was going to give you a daily summary of any issues which may exist in your Virtual Infrastructure, from the beta testing I did to a select few it was clear that they were expecting this to send them a full inventory of their infrastructure. That wasn’t the point in this script and I think people now have the idea that this is more of an issue log than an audit script so I will now revert to my original name of…. vCheck. The key thing to... [Lire la suite]
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