Tag Archives: VMware

How To automate the install of vmware-tools after any kernel update

The other day I was installing kernel updates on a few of my Red Hat servers and I ran into a minor nuisance.  After each reboot, I no longer had network connectivity on the hosts, that has the updated kernel. … Continue reading

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How to check the status of VMware Tools per virtual Machine the easy way.

The other day I was told to check and see if VMware Tools was installed on every Virtual Machine in our Cluster. I figured this was the perfect time for me to write another script to do this. Here are … Continue reading

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VMware ESX SDK SnapShot Perl Script Part 3

This is the 3rd and I think final revision of this script. I added the –list function, which before had to be combined with the –vm_name function. The main reason for creating this script was so that there can be … Continue reading

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HowTo List Virtual Machines using Python and CIM Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the “HowTo List Virtual Machines using Python and CIM“. In this part, I modified the original script so that you can pass the Virtual Machine name as well as run it with out the Virtual … Continue reading

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Check ESX Datastores using Python and CIM

Good Afternoon guys, here I created another Python Script. This script will check your DataStores aka VMFS. I built this script so that it can be used with Nagios and or Zenoss. The purpose of this script is so that … Continue reading

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HowTo List DataStores using Python and CIM

Here I created another Python script using Pywbem to get the Storage Pools from ESX. In this script you can get the disk utilisation statistics from each datastore or from a particular datastore. Script Updated to include the .VMX files … Continue reading

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HowTo List Virtual Machines using Python and CIM Part 1

Good morning my fellow Admins, Engineers, Scripters, Programmers, etc….. YOU GET THE IDEA :). For the past week, I have been learning all about the CIM and WBEM API. Since I am working alot more then I have ever have … Continue reading

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VMWare Perl CGI Script

And here we go again another VMware Perl Script… This has been like an evolution of my previous scripts.. Except this Perl CGI Script uses my ESX Perl Module ESX_VM.pm. This script will give you an Idea on how to … Continue reading

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ESX Perl Module

Greetings to all of my VMware ESX 3.x people…..  Here I introduce to you my latest Perl Module. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time creating an ESX Virtual Machine Perl Module which is essentially an easier way to interact … Continue reading

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VMware ESX SDK SnapShot CGI Perl Script

Another Perl SDK Script for VMware ESX 3.+. This is essentially my first 2 (part 1 and part 2) ESX Perl scripts modified into 1 and converted into a CGI. If  you have been using my scripts and they have … Continue reading

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