Posts from ‘November, 2009’

PowerCLI 4.0 Update 1- Another leap forward

Last week VMware released PowerCLI 4.0 Update1. According to the PowerCLI blog this new version contains over 60 new cmdlets as well as greatly improved performance.
One great thing is that they put the cmdlet reference online. I always like references online, because they are always at your disposal. When I ‘m working on my scripts, [...]

PowerCLI 4.0 U1 doesn’t reconnect to VIServer

When I was testing with the new PowerCLI feature to work with multiple VIServers, I ran into a bug. Whenever you disconnect from a VIServer you can’t reconnect to that server. You can however connect to another VIServer, but never to the same VIServer again.

As a workaround for this problem close your PowerCLI session and [...]

Geographically dispersed cluster design

Nowadays more and more companies have or are considering a 2nd datacenter in another site. Mostly the main reason for this 2nd datacenter is for disaster recovery purposes. There are 2 ways to utilize this 2nd datacenter. First one could choose for an active-passive setup, where in the 2nd datacenter bare-metal servers are waiting to [...]