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I just got quite excited about the fact VMware's PowerCLI 5.5r2 release. For me it's the full tag support.

Maintaining a large vSphere environment can be challenging at times and trying to keep a good overview is crucial. Using tags (in the previous vSphere versions you could use 'Custom attributes') can help significantly. Some examples you can put in tags, things like: bladechassis name, slot, link to CMDB, installed by, special usage, etc. etc. I cannot wait to go to work tomorrow and check it out Laughing.

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Just got back from my holiday - first thing to check is our VCOPS environment of course (and secondly, start writing these kind of posts Cool). One thing that always attracs my attentions, that 'purple'-alert message in the top-right called the "Admin Alert":

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There was a nice question on the VCOPS forum today about having a big screen and rotating through custom dashboards automatically. Custom dashboards is a 'Advanced/Enterprise' feature, and I think you cannot live without them. You can make them switch to other dashboards automatically.

Click 'Dashboards -> Reorder Tabs...'

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Just learned through Twitter Log Insight is GA now version 1.0.4. Check out the full details on the VMware Product page

 

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In the release notes for VCOPS 5.7.1 one of the fixed issues for VIN is:

"vCenter Infrastructure Navigator adapter discovers too many resources
The vCenter Infrastructure Navigator adapter was configured to discover and calculate resources related to obscure open TCP ports. This configuration increased the load on analytics processing as well as on the storage sub-system that stores this data."

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