vEvents - VMware vSphere Events from the command-line

Another day, another Python project: vEvents - an application that allows you to view and monitor VMware vSphere Events from the command-line.

vEvents uses the vConnector wrapper module in order to retrieve and display VMware vSphere Events from the command-line.

Requirements of vEvents are listed below:

vPoller version 0.2.5 released - new features & highlights

Version 0.2.5 of the VMware vSphere Distributed Pollers, a.k.a vPoller has been released.

Below you will a summary of the changes in vPoller version 0.2.5 along with a detailed changelog.

For more information about vPoller, how to install and configure it and please refer to the vPoller Github repository.

Exporting Data From a VMware vSphere Environment For Fun And Profit

In this post we will see how we can export data from a VMware vSphere environment from the command-line and then plot some nice graphs of it, because everybody loves graphs, right? :)

For exporting of data from a VMware vSphere environment we are going to use vPoller - VMware vSphere Distributed Pollers and for plotting of the graphs we will be using matplotlib.

How to import VMware vSphere objects as regular Zabbix hosts

In a previous post we have seen how we can use Zabbix with vPoller working together in order to perform monitoring of our VMware vSphere environment.

The way we did it is by using vPoller in order to discover VMware vSphere objects and then use the Zabbix Low-level discovery protocol in order to create hosts based on the discovered data.

VMware monitoring with Zabbix, Python & vPoller

I've been a Zabbix user for quite some time already, but one thing that Zabbix lacked for a long time is the ability to monitor VMware vSphere environment.

For some time I've been looking for alternatives, but being a Zabbix user and supporter, I've decided that if we don't have VMware monitoring in Zabbix yet, well... I could possibly add support for it!

So, I've decided that I would actually start a new project on my own.

Acknowledgement from groklearning.com for disclosing a security vulnerability

Some time ago I've been testing the security of groklearning.com - a platform for online education using Python.

While doing that I stumbled upon a security vulnerability which lead to getting me shell access to one of the nodes in the groklearning.com cluster.

After discovering the vulnerability I've been working with the Security Team at groklearning.com in order to identify the root cause and eventually patch the security hole.

VMware vSphere CLI tips & tricks with vPoller

As a sysadmin I often have the need to get information about an environment quickly and efficiently. I am sure that most of the fellow sysadmins out there also automate their daily tasks in some form of scripts and tools, which make their life easier.

In this post I will share with you some of the CLI tools I use in order to automate stuff when working in a VMware vSphere environment. Over time they've proven to be invaluable to me and saved me a lot of time, so hopefully it will do the same for you.

vPoller version 0.2.0 - pyVmomi support, new features & highlights

The VMware vSphere Distributed Pollers, a.k.a vPoller has reached version 0.2.0.

The v0.2.0 release of vPoller comes with a lot of new features, bug fixes and lots of new methods for discovery and collecting of vSphere Object properties!

Below you will a summary of the changes in vPoller version 0.2.0 along with a detailed changelog.

For more information about vPoller please refer to this article, which explains the design and goals of vPoller.

How I managed to get shell access to groklearning.com

groklearning.com provides a platform for online education where one can learn how to program in Python.

It is one of these projects that make the world better by providing online & free education to people. If you are new to programming and want to learn some Python, I'd suggest you visit groklearning.com site and take some (why not all) of the courses they have!

My First Arduino Projects

I've been an owner of an Arduino board for some time already, but until very recently I didn't really find some time to play with it.

I do have experience with computing and other IT stuff, but honestly I wouldn't say that I'm very experienced when it comes to electronics and microcontrollers, so that was something new for me to learn, and while doing it I'm having lots of fun! :)

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