Monday, 28 August 2017

Bash Script To Extract vSphere Replication Job Information

Below is one bash script that extracts information about replication for configured VMs. It displays, the name of the virtual machine, if yes or no for quiesce Guest OS and Network Compression. Then it tabulates RPO (in minutes) as "bc" is unsupported on vR SUSE to perform hour floating calculations and then the datastore MoRef ID.

The complete updated script can be accessed from my GitHub Repo:

As and when I add more or reformat the information the script in the link will be updated.

echo -e " -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
echo -e "| Virtual Machine | Network Compression | Quiesce | RPO | Datastore MoRef ID |"
echo -e " -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
cd /opt/vmware/vpostgres/9.3/bin
./psql -U vrmsdb << EOF
\o /tmp/info.txt
select name from groupentity;
select networkcompressionenabled from groupentity;
select rpo from groupentity;
select quiesceguestenabled from groupentity;
select configfilesdatastoremoid from virtualmachineentity;
cd /tmp
name_array=($(awk '/name/{i=1;next}/ro*/{i=0}{if (i==1){i++;next}}i' info.txt))
quiesce_array=($(awk '/networkcompressionenabled/{i=1;next}/ro*/{i=0}{if (i==1){i++;next}}i' info.txt))
compression_array=($(awk '/quiesceguestenabled/{i=1;next}/ro*/{i=0}{if (i==1){i++;next}}i' info.txt))
rpo_array=($(awk '/rpo/{i=1;next}/ro*/{i=0}{if (i==1){i++;next}}i' info.txt))
datastore_array=($(awk '/configfilesdatastoremoid/{i=1;next}/ro/{i=0} {if (i==1){i++;next}}i' info.txt))
for ((i=0;i<$length;i++));
printf "| %-32s | %-23s | %-10s | %-10s| %-20s|\n" "${name_array[$i]}" "${quiesce_array[$i]}" "${compression_array[$i]}" "${rpo_array[$i]}" "${datastore_array[$i]}"
rm -f info.txt
echo && echo

For any questions, do let me know. Hope this helps. Thanks.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bash Script To Export VDP Backup Job Details

So you can use this script to export your current backup and replication job configurations to a text file and save it to your local desktop. In case if you run into any redeployment situation and you are unaware of the backup configuration, you can have a look at the exported text file.

The script exports, Job Name, State of the job, Clients in the job, Schedule, Retention and the type.
It currently does not export agent level backup jobs such as SQL, Exchange and Share-point.

The script needs the MCS service to be up as it relies on that. I am planning to export details from psql which can be used even when MCS is down.

This is what I have for right now. The script can be accessed from the below link:

Suggestions and bugs are always welcome. Drop a comment for anything.

Hope this helps!