Troubleshooting Host Profiles

A while ago I was working with host profiles to get the hosts compliant with the CIS Benchmarks (https://www.cisecurity.org/benchmark/vmware/). But for some reason, I could not remediate some of the hosts. Issue #1 The error I got was pretty generic… I started looking at log files and decided to download…

ESXi Events flooded… Firewall configuration has changed.

I was investigating an event that would appear every two minutes, flooding the Events on the host. So the first event in the sequence is “Port vmk1 is now protected by Firewall”. Followed by “Firewall configuration has changed. Operation ‘allowall’ for rule set iSM succeeded” and finally “Firewall configuration has…

YAMS – Yet Another Migration Script

I was asked if I could write a script that could be used for moving VMs to another data center location. Sounds easy right? Well, there were some specific requirements that made it a bit more challenging… Downtime for the VMs should be kept to a minimum. Some clusters re-use…