[NoBrainer] Convert IP address string into an [IPAddress] compatible constructor string

When you try to convert an ip address string into an [IPAddress] object you might end up with a different address than expected. This can happen if you use the ‘leading zero’ notation for IPv4 addresse (which is not really correct, but easier to sort alphabetically). When you create an [IPAddress] with that kind address […]

Create vCAC ManagementModelEntites objects from ODATA REST call with PowerShell

As quickly described in a previous post, the ‘AddQueryOption()’ in the vCAC WCF DataService is flawed and does not allow you to narrow queries and thus leads to massive performance penalties when working with larger installations. However, there is a workaround for this: you can use native ODATA REST calls and convert the result into […]

vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 fails to install with error HTTP 403.4 – Forbidden

Another gotcha you might run into when you try to install vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 … When you try to install the hotfix on a repo server that only accepts HTTPS/SSL connections you might encounter the following error: This is because somehow the installer only tries to access the repo via HTTP. In this case […]

vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 fails to install correctly on a machine without Model Manager Data directory

When you install vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 you certainly have to install this on all componentens and systems running any piece of vCAC software. However, there is a scenario when this is not enough, or you have to do some manual adjustments. You will remember, that when you first installed vCAC 5.2, you had to […]

vCAC: Using AddQueryOption() method generates incorrect ODATA REST calls

[UPDATE 2014-08-11] See note below for a workaround on this. vCAC provides access to its data model via an ODATA REST interface that is based on the Microsoft .NET Entity Framework. Access to this interface is encapsulated and abstracted via the EF DataService that is exposed via the ModelManagerEntities object. For more information you can […]

vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 Available

vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 5 is available. This hotfix addresses a lot of issues that were unfortunately introduced with hotfix 4. So it might be a good invest testing it to see if things are gone… A backup of your infrastructure prior installing it is highly recommended as a restore is not really possible. So you […]

Static IP Assignment not working any more after you apply vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 4 (HF4)

When using the static IP service in vCAC 5.2 you might come to a suprise after you installed vCAC 5.2 Hotfix 4 (HF4), because – it no longer works… VMware Support is informed about this and will fix it in HF5. Until then you either do not use this feature any more or use a […]

[NoBrainer] PowerShell Currency Converter

Today another NoBrainer how you can use PowerShell to do some currency conversions on the fly. The example shown here uses the OANDA(R) currency converter (Note: please read the terms of use if you are entitled to use the API or the web site in a programmatic way.) See Gist at https://gist.github.com/dfch/d5990fdb391fe1b84b76