After months of running the vSphere 5.1 appliance in my lab, I decided to install the 5.5 appliance to see just how far this little gem has come. So, I downloaded and deployed the OVA, and moved onto initial configuration. After the initial configuration was completed, I decided to tweak some values in the interface. First and foremost - the DHCP configuration had to go. Followed by setting the host FQDN, which was strangely omitted from the initial configuration. This made running AD authentication a little difficult since AD integration requires that the appliance have an FQDN before it will accept the configuration.
Have you ever wanted to disable a VDI pool from the command line, but couldn’t find the right command for the job? As simple as it may seem to do, VMware has yet to equip the PowerCLI Snap-in with a “disable-pool” commandlet. Some may try to accommodate this by simply removing pool entitlements, but you can be faced with the following error: