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Yummy! – PowerCLI Cookbook Review by Phillip Sellers (@pbsellers)

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert The PowerCLI Cookbook by Phillip Sellers is an excellent resource for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or looking for a great reference to have with you. PowerCLI Cookbook by Phillip Sellers First and foremost, this book far exceeds what I expect out of a […]


VMware vCenter on Windows 2012 Failover Cluster

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Some time around the release of vSphere 5.5 (Update 2 maybe?) VMware officially(?) didn’t not support vCenter on a Windows Failover Cluster. I say didn’t not support because there still seems to be very limited documentation and KB’s on how to do this. The VMware vCenter Server […]


Configure Windows 2012 Failover Cluster for SQL 2014

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Working on building out a lab that is going to be used to demonstrate setting up a vCenter environment. We were fortuneate enough to be given some time to set it up “right” – meaning setup a SQL cluster for vCenter, SSO in HA behind a load […]


#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 […]