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VVD 4.0 Deployment

Due to some food poisoning at vmworld this year i had to Miss my talk about VMware Validated Designs but wanted to publish it.

If your have questions please reach out to me.



PowerCli on OSX

Step 1 – Download and Install .NET Core for Mac OS X from here

  1. brew update
  2. brew install openssl
  3. ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/
  4. ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/

Step 2 – Download and Install PowerShell for Mac OS X using the instructions and packages this will also include the install of homebrew

  1. Sudo installer -pkg powershell-6.0.0-alpha.10.pkg -target /

Step 3 – Perform the following steps to ensure you are using the latest OpenSSL and Curl:

  1. brew install openssl
  2. brew install curl –with-openssl
  3. sudo install_name_tool -change /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib /usr/local/opt/curl/lib/libcurl.4.dylib /usr/local/microsoft/powershell/6.0.0-alpha.10/System.Net.Http.Native.dylib
  4. sudo install_name_tool -add_rpath /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib /usr/local/microsoft/powershell/6.0.0-alpha.10/System.Security.Cryptography.Native.dylib

Step 4 – Create the following directory if it does not exists by running the following command:

  1. mkdir -p ~/.local/share/powershell/Modules

Step 5 – Extract the PowerCLI modules into the directory you created above by running the following command:

  1. Copy the unzip files to ~/.local/share/powershell/Modules
  2. unzip -d ~/.local/share/powershell/Modules
  3. unzip -d ~/.local/share/powershell/Modules

Launch PowerShell

Step 1 – Open terminal

Step 2 – Start Powershell in the terminal by running the following command: powershell

Step 3 – Import the PowerCLI Modules into your PowerShell Session: Get-Module -ListAvailable PowerCLI* | Import-Module

Step 4 – Connect to your vCenter Server using

Connect-VIServer PS> Connect-VIServer -Server -User administrator@vSphere.local -Password VMware1! Name Port User —- —- —- 443 VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator


Purple diagnostic screen when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4

If your Using UCS new Blades you might see a Purple when you have High CPU loads. Upgrade your ucs Code to 3.1.1K

Retrieve a ticket to register the Virtual SAN VASA Provider

To stop This if you are not using VSAN

SSH to vCenter Server

Enable Shell

vcenter # service vmware-vsan-health stop
Stopping Virtual SAN Health Service:
vcenter # chkconfig vmware-vsan-health off

Netflix Go’s AWS


People Forget Netflix is a good use case for not having a datacenter for streaming video. They Can be in many datacenters across the world for 1/2 the cost of building them. They do one thing “Stream Video”. Now what is not said they are keeping Datacenter for Backoffice applications.

Our Relaunch

I would like to say hi and let everyone know what’s coming.

  1. We will be a mix of news reviews, and Cool-aid
  2. Guest Speakers
  3. Videos
  4. How-2 of daily support

Now On to the Show