Mass Reconfigure of Virtual Machine vCPU Sockets/Cores using VMware PowerCLI

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Increasing the amount of vCPUs in ESXi is a simple admin task when working with a single or low number of virtual machines. However, performing this on a large number of virtual machines can be an intensive task.

This article is about my use case and how I resolved this with a script, which can be found at the bottom.

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Exporting and Importing vSphere Distributed Switch Permissions using PowerCLI

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At my current assignment, I got busy with the replacement of an existing vCenter Server and migration of all linked objects. This included migrating the vSphere Distributed Switch Port Group objects, settings and permissions.

Exporting the vSphere Distributed Switch configuration is an easy-to-do job using the GUI. However permissions are not included. This post is dedicated to the script I wrote to export and import these permissions.

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Deploying Citrix XenDesktop on a Multi-Node HPE SimpliVity Cluster

We’ve all seen the “SimpliVity VM Data Access Not Optimized” warning on our VMs when the running instance is not aligned with a local storage copy. This articles provides information on how this alignment is done and which SimpliVity tweaks are required to work with Citrix XenDesktop.

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SimpliVity Degraded Performance On HPE Gen9

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During a project at one of our customers, we were facing very strange performance issues on migrated VMs that were running on legacy hardware before (vSphere-based), but were performing worse on newer hardware. This article is a must read for SimpliVity customers running on HPE Gen9 hardware as you could be impacted as well!

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