VMware vRealize Automation 8.4 – PowerShell Action Scripts: Custom VM Notes

This post is part of a series in which I am sharing my experiences using PowerShell actions to customize virtual machine deployments using VMware vRealize Automation 8.4. vRA gives you the choice to create scripts based on the following programming languages: Node.js, Python and PowerShell. I chose PowerShell because it is not (yet) commonly used in vRA and therefore deserves some attention. This post covers the script responsible for adding custom notes for a virtual machine.

VMware VCSA 7.0U2 Upgrade Issue: “Encountered an internal error”

Last week, I was working on an customer environment tasked to upgrade their VMware vSphere 6.7U3 environment to the latest version 7.0U2. As always with such upgrades, I started with upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance before upgrading any ESXi host. Unexpectedly, I received an unrecoverable error during Stage 2 of the VCSA upgrade with lots of details starting with “Encountered an internal error”. Read on to learn how I resolved this issue.

Global Nutanix .NEXT Digital Experience 2021

Registration is open for the annual Nutanix .NEXT conference or actually “Global Nutanix .NEXT Digital Experience”. It will be held from September 20th to 23rd and, like last year, the event is online. This year’s catchy slogan “Cloud on your terms”. All attendees benefit from .NEXT by inspiring keynotes, training courses & exams, product test drives and of course professional networking.