get-hvmachine only finds 1000 desktops

A while ago I wanted to list all desktops in use from one of our Connection servers. After several tries I kept having issues in finding some of the desktops. This prompted me to do a count on the amount with

and it turned out that I received only a 1000 results while I … Read more get-hvmachine only finds 1000 desktops

Removing faulty Horizon desktops using PowerCLI

So last week there where a couple of posts on vmtn about people wanting to automatically removing or refreshing faulty Horizon desktops. With faulty I mean desktops in Agent Unreachable or in error state or whatever status are available. Since this was something i had been investigating anyway I decided to make a script for … Read more Removing faulty Horizon desktops using PowerCLI

Creating local ESXi user in a locked down situation and add it to exception list

So my customer asked for a solution to add local users on ESXi hosts that are in lockdown mode. A side quest was to add these to the lockdown exception list. The use case for this is app volumes, they want to be able to keep using them in case the vCenter server goes down. … Read more Creating local ESXi user in a locked down situation and add it to exception list

Horizon view vCheck : Pool Overview plugin

So one of the things still missing in the Horizon View vCheck was a plugin that simply gives an overview of all Pools with their status. In short what I am talking about is a translation from this view: Although this sounds easy there where a lot of challenges for this one. First of all … Read more Horizon view vCheck : Pool Overview plugin

VMworld EU 2017 Day 3

Day three, the last one, was a short day for me this year. I had an appointment with the VMware Design studio at 8am but the gates didn’t open until 8 as well and I had to drop my suitcase first so I rescheduled it to 9.15 while talking to the guy that I would … Read more VMworld EU 2017 Day 3

VMworld EU Hackaton join me to have some View vCheck fun!

So for a long time I have been looking forward to the VMworld EU Hackaton. The announcement has now been made and it will take place on Monday evening the 11th from 6pm to officially 10pm but my guess is that it might run a little longer 😉 It will be held at the Valkiria … Read more VMworld EU Hackaton join me to have some View vCheck fun!

Pulling Horizon View events with PowerCLI in a nicer way

So in one of the first posts I did about Powercli 6.5 was a bit about pulling events from the Horizon View events database. This off course was not the crude way to pull the events. Another was was using the event dumper fling but that one is a bit to slow for my taste. … Read more Pulling Horizon View events with PowerCLI in a nicer way

Building a Horizon View vCheck (part 3)

So it’s time for part 3 already of building checks for Horizon View. I got some remarks after last post and thus I need to say that the checks have been created for View 7 because some commands might not work against a 6.* installation. three new plugins this time or actually two since one was … Read more Building a Horizon View vCheck (part 3)

Building a Horizon View vCheck (part 2)

So last time I created some simple scripts for the Horizon View vCheck. This time I wanted to add some information about the Composer, Connection, security servers and the event database. So all in all I added four scripts that might seem to do the same but since the api’s treat the types of servers differently … Read more Building a Horizon View vCheck (part 2)

Building a Horizon View vCheck with those nice api’s (part 1 of ??)

Intro Ever since I saw Alan Renouf’s vCheck script first in action years ago it has been one of the tools I have been promoting to use for daily checks. The fact that you can disable and enable plugins makes it a flexible adjustable solution that helped me preventing companies having big problems or proving … Read more Building a Horizon View vCheck with those nice api’s (part 1 of ??)