Migrate VMNICs from vDS to vSS with ESXCLI (No vCenter)

Recently, I had to migrate my VMNIC bindings from my Distributed Switches to my Standard Switches. Since my vCenter instance was being restored from backup (Failed 7.0 Update), I had to revert back to the ESXCLI. Step 1: Validate Current vDS Switch Settings esxcli network vSwitch dvs vmware list Step 2: Remove NIC from vDS … Continue reading Migrate VMNICs from vDS to vSS with ESXCLI (No vCenter)

Virtual Port Channel (VPC) – Base Configuration

Overview: In my last post, we talked about some differences between traditional port channels and virtual port channel found on the Nexus line of switches. If you have not seen it, make sure to check it out here. Now that you understand some differences, its time to jump into the required configuration. Configuration: There are … Continue reading Virtual Port Channel (VPC) – Base Configuration

Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!

Background A few versions back VMWare introduced Content Libraries as a way to store and organize data within your VMWare environment. Content Libraries allows admins to store common data (ISO Images, OVF Templates and Templates) in a central repository. Gone are the unorganized datastore folders and searching through each one to find the correct version … Continue reading Are you using content library’s? Cause you should be!

NECCDC 2019: Black Team Perspective

Overview: A few weeks ago, Champlain College hosted the regional chapter for the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC), and I had the pleasure of being the Black Team Captain. For those who are not familiar with NECCDC or CCDC for that means, CCDC is a cyber defense competition structured around building, maintaining and … Continue reading NECCDC 2019: Black Team Perspective