vRealize Log Insight 2.5 Internal Load Balancer – Can you still use a third Party Solution

So VMware announced the release of vRealize Log Insight 2.5 today. One of the new features which comes with Log Insight is a Internal Load Balancer. The Internal Load Balancer is for scale out, allowing you to load balance and scale out from out of the box. This has not been possible in previous versions, you needed… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 5 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight vSphere Client

This is a short post leading on from part 4 showing how to configure the Forwarding of Syslog’s to the Log Insight Cluster. It is a fairly simple process to forward syslogs to Log Insight using the Client Interface. Go to the Configuration Menu under the ESXI Server, select Advanced Settings: Under Syslog.global.logHost enter the… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 4 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight Using ESXCLI

This Article will show you how to forward Log Events from the ESXI Host to Log Insight. In Part 3, we configured a Load Master to load balance Syslog Traffic between all the Master and Worker nodes. We are going to use the UDP Virtual Service to forward syslogs to the Log Insight Cluster. We will be using… Read More

RDS 2012 Security Hardening Guide

I recently came across the server 2012 Secuity guide apart of the “Secuirty Compliance Manager” which covers the Secuity Hardening of RDS 2012. This document provides the best practices when securing server 2012 and RDS 2012. Please see the link below: Windows Server 2012 Security Baseline Microsoft Security Compliance Manager To access the Windows Server 2012 Security Guide,… Read More

Upgrading VMware Tools in Batch using PowerCLI

I have written a PowerCLI script that simplifies the process when upgrading VMware tools on all Servers in a Virtual Environment after a VMware version / patching version update. Whist running the script, you will need to fill in the blanks with regards to vCenter name, Cluster name, and Email details. Ensure you have the… Read More

RDS 2012 RDSH Certificate deployment script

Over the last couple of months i have been asked a number of questions with regards to certificate warnings relating to the session host server. To simplify the process of deploying/replacing the default RDP certificate on the Session host, i have written a PowerShell Script that takes care of the installation of a trusted certificate.… Read More

RemoteApp POC/LAB RDS 2012 Single Server Deployment Script

I have written a Powershell Script to deploy RDS 2012 Single Server RemoteApp Proof of concept or lab deployment. This script deploys a fully functional/preconfigured RDS deployment for use in a Proof of concept or Lab environment. The script deploys all the roles required for RDS and configures self assigned certificates for all roles. The script… Read More

VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen Workarounds

VMware issued a Knowledge base article detailing a known issue with ESXI Hypervisors failing due to virtual machines using the Virtual Network Adapter (KB2059053). The ESXI host will show the following symptoms: Through the DCUI you will see a Purple Diagnostic Screen showing the following information: @BlueScreen: #PF Exception 14 in world wwww:WorldName IP 0xnnnnnnnn… Read More