vCenter 6.5 OVA Import Error: Module ‘Nvman’ power on failed.

In any very large environment there are multiple versions of software running. Any time one component is updated, no matter how much testing is done, there can still be issues. Our Image Pipeline process was running smoothly until we upgraded vCenter servicing our build cluster from 6.5 to 6.7 U3 (no ESXi upgrade). Everything seemed... Continue Reading →

Large Scale Image Pipeline – Part 4 – Importing OVA’s to vCenter 6.5 Content Libraries

The last process in this Image Pipeline series is getting OVA's into LOCAL Content Libraries across our environment. To do this I compare the latest list of OVA's in the Artifactory generated array via my previous post to what's currently in the Content Library. Then I have to add the OVA if it doesn't exist... Continue Reading →

Large Scale Image Pipeline – Part 1 – Content Library Setup

Now that I've laid the groundwork for this image pipeline series, let's get started by setting up our vSphere Content Libraries. As stated in the overview, we have roughly 40 vCenter servers across multiple sites, multiple data centers within some of these sites, and multiple network boundaries within some data centers. The sites with multiple... Continue Reading →

Lab Manager to vCloud Director Import Script

One major challenge when migrating from Lab Manager to vCloud Director is getting all of your VM Templates, Library entries, and needed configurations migrated across.  When I first looked at this it there was a partially scripted process using perl code that was long and very hard to understand.  I found it was better to... Continue Reading →

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