Virtualization


#vBrownBag Using Ansible with vCenter Examples

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I wanted to share some of the example Ansible playbooks used during last Wednesday’s US #vBrownBag. During the show I went over examples of how you can use Ansible to create, clone, and update virtual machines in vCenter without the need for other provisioning tools. Based on […]


Error during deployment of vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller following error

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Scenario: You try to install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or Platform Services Controller but receive an error during the installation. After correcting the problem during installation you attempt to re-install the appliance but receive the following error message: Virtual Machine Already Exists As of the […]


Installing the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 VCSA

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Generally, installing virtual appliances has been pretty straight forward – import an OVA and enter the necessary details in the deployment wizard, or access the virtual appliances management interface (such as those typically on port 5480 from VMware). However, as of the Release Candidate for VMware vSphere […]


Error: Supplied System Name is not valid during vCenter Server Appliance 6 installation

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the installation of of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 or the Platform Services Controller (PSC) Appliance 6.0, you receive the following message: Firstboot script execution Error. And/or The supplied System Name [name] is not valid VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller […]


Deploying Virtual Machines to vCenter with Ansible

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the #vDM30in30 challenge I started playing with Ansible to get to know it a bit better. One of the things I was curious about is the ability for Ansible to provision virtual machines directly to vCenter. After all if I am using Ansible to manage the […]