Here we go 2023 & beyond!

After a long silence … sounds are coming back again from Multi-Cloud Life.

Wheels are turning and new ideas are born.

The end of 2022 and start of 2023 marks the perfect beginning for this ‘reboot’ of MCL.

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.