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vCentre Useful Queries: Part II

After posting on twitter last week that I needed something to write a blog post about my good friend Christian Dadswell (Blog|Twitter) suggested I post the queries I wrote for him awhile back to dig him out of hole. Chris has dug me out of many a hole when I have needed advice on vSphere, Chris is a full time vSphere guru and part-time Android developer, which  he is very good at. Go and check out his BBC Browse Cast app for yourself. Not having an android phone myself I haven’t used his app, he refuses to get involved with Apple products which is a shame but if he gets enough encouragement I’m sure he could be persuaded.  I have posted a query earlier this week that pulled out information from the vCentre database on VMs that had snapshots created on them that are older then 14 days. This was to allow the Sys Admins to find the snapshots before the snapshot got so big they caused issues.Following on from this we had a bank holiday weekend (a  long weekend) and over that weekend one o…

vCentre Useful Queries: Part I

After posting on twitter last week that I needed something to write a blog post about my good friend Christian Dadswell (Blog|Twitter) suggested I post the queries I wrote for him awhile back to dig him out of hole. Chris has dug me out of many a hole when I have needed advice on vSphere, Chris is a full time vSphere guru and part-time Android developer, which  he is very good at. Go and check out his BBC Browse Cast app for yourself. Not having an android phone myself I haven’t used his app, he refuses to get involved with Apple products which is a shame but if he gets enough encouragement I’m sure he could be persuaded.  Chris needed me to get some information out of the vSphere vCentre database. Firstly he wanted a quick and dirty way of getting information from vCentre database  on VM snapshots. Snapshots are great tool that can allow you take a snapshot or ‘point in time’ view of the VM. I find it easiest to imagine vSphere snapshots to be similar to database snapshots in SQL Ser…

Planes Trains and Automobiles

I was going to write a short post showing some useful queries that can help you manage your vCentre environment, by querying the vCentre database you can get some really useful information about your virtual setup. That was going to occupy my time as I travel back to South Wales after spending the week in London. That though will have to wait. (Don’t worry that will follow shortly) I have had a very busy week but now have lots of things to write posts about. The last few months for me have been extremely busy and I haven’t had a lot of time to post much that will hopefully change now.Anyway as usual I have digressed. The train home is not much short of a Joke, you are not allowed by law to overfill a car, if a car has five seats you can carry a ,maximum of five people, health and safety and it’s the law. Ryanair once joked about stand-up seats but that has never been taken seriously and there is no way that they would let you overfill and aircraft.. “I’m sorry Mr Ellis you flight has …