I stumbled across this new feature recently when working on a SR with VMware. It’s now possible to upload log files requested by VMware support directly from the vSphere Web Client. To do so, click ‘Administration’ on the menu, then ‘Upload File to Service Request’:

upload-sr-log-bundle-files

From here you can select the file you wish to upload and enter the SR reference number:

upload-log-bundle-vsphere-web-client

Note that your vCenter will need internet access to “https://*.vmware.com:443/” in order for the upload to be successful. If you’re using the VCSA you can set the proxy settings if required via the admin portal: https://hostname:5480. Log in as root then configure the proxy settings on the ‘Networking’ page:

vcsa-configure-proxy-settings

You can, of course, also use the methods to get files to VMware outlined in this KB article.

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I’ve created these flashcards on AWS Cloudformation limits as I’m currently studying for AWS certification – maybe useful to some as a study aid! All are accurate at the time of writing. Note that some of the limits can be increased by submitting a request, check the official document, linked to at the bottom of this page for more information.

  • Maximum number of mappings per template
    100
  • Max number of mapping attributes per mapping
    64
  • Max number of characters for each mapping name
    255
  • Max number of outputs declared in a template
    60
  • Max number of characters for each output name
    255
  • Max number of parameters declared in a template
    60
  • Max number of characters for each parameter name
    255
  • Maximum size of a parameter value (bytes)
    4096
  • Max number of resources declared in a template
    200
  • Max number of characters for each resource name
    255
  • Max number of stacks you can create
    200

Useful Links

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/cloudformation-limits.html

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies

December 21, 2017

This post is intended to cover the VCAP design objective around mapping service dependencies. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Evaluate dependencies for infrastructure and application services that will be included in a vSphere design Create Entity Relationship Diagrams that map service relationships and […]

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Mastering the VM Tools Lifecycle Video

December 19, 2017

I found this video from last years VMworld recently when searching around an issue with VM tools. It’s got a lot of great info so thought I’d share. Everything you wanted to know about VMtools and more! http://vmware.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/6d33be3f5da840a19ec1997e220aedfe1d

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Creating a Simple Ansible Playbook

December 15, 2017

Following on from my previous post on installing and configuring Ansible, I wanted to do a quick follow up with a few more examples to show what Ansible can do. Ultimately, my aim is to get to doing some posts around using Ansible with AWS and vSphere, however for the purposes of this post I’ll […]

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Installing and Configuring Ansible on Centos

November 21, 2017

I’m going to be doing a few posts over the coming weeks around using Ansible with AWS. As a starting point this is a quick post to cover getting Ansible up and running on Centos, with the aim of using it to later provision some AWS services. Here, I will run though the steps to […]

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Building a Scalable and Highly Available Website with AWS EC2 AutoScaling

October 20, 2017

I wrote recently about testing AWS auto scaling policies. Before you can test auto scaling policies however, you need an auto scaling configuration to test! This post will look at building a simple auto scaling configuration, to provide a scale-able and highly available web site.  Before starting on the configuration, there are a bunch of […]

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Testing AWS Auto Scaling Policies using Stress

September 12, 2017

After creating a new auto scaling group recently, I was looking for an easy way to test the auto scaling policies I’d associated with the group. This is just quick post to cover what I did as a quick way to test auto scaling policies. I configured my group to scale up when it breached […]

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Creating a new VPC on AWS – Walkthrough

August 25, 2017

I’ve recently been working towards AWS certification – and took the first step in passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam a few weeks ago. After a short break I now aim to take the Professional cert later in the year – as such I’ll be putting some articles together covering some of the […]

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VCAP6-DCV Design Journey – Objective 2.1 – Map Business Requirements to a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

August 14, 2017

This post is intended to cover the VCAP design objective around mapping business requires to a vSphere 6.x logical design. At the time of writing, the required ‘Skills and Abilities’ listed by VMware for this topic are: Analyze requirements for functional and non-functional elements Build non-functional requirements into a specific logical design Translate stated business […]

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