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The ability to schedule reports in VCOPS is quite cool. Taken from capacity IQ these reports can be run weekly or monthly on a specific time and day of week allowing you to show the report as CSV (to process inside a spreadsheet) or as a readable PDF document. Once SMTP is configured you're able to send the report to multiple users (you, your manager) using comma (,) or semi-column (;) separated e-mail addresses. Also: you can schedule reports on ANY level on ANY object (World, Folder, Datacenter, Cluster, Host, VM, Datastore), and here, the management of all schedules, can become a mess since there is no overview on where schedules are set.

Here is a little query you can run on the UI vm (this is where CapIQ is running).

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  • pariswells says #
    Thanks for this , so I still couldn't fine the report in the GUI , so here's the command to delete report from MySQL Table! DELET

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No sorry, there is no plug-in for Synology to download patches (would be cool though - anyone?). However, I've been fiddling around with vSphere UMDS and wanted to have the patches downloaded to my Synology NAS box. And through the Synology webservices act as a patch store - AND IT WORKS :-).

Setup is quite easy, running a Windows 2008 machine. Now there are excellent tutorials and manuals available online to install UMDS, so I'm not going to repeat that.

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  • Aleks Nikolic says #
    Howdy Bouke, Was wondering what kind of synology you are using for you home environment..? (and more important what your findings
  • Bouke Groenescheij says #
    Hi Aleks, I'm using the 1511. The NAS works fine for ESXi - however, I've only been using NFS (so I didn't try iSCSI yet). As a '

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Triggered by @esloof his post on Freesco 0.4.3, I wanted to create such router into a VM, but for version 0.4.4. I also wanted to move it to a virtual disk so I could make an OVF and do multiple deploys. While trying to get this to work after a few hours, I finally found a really fast and reliable method to do it myself in like 10 minutes (and so can you after reading this manual).

What do you need?

- freesco, get it from here (download the ZIP)
- ext2-0.4.4-lewis.pkg get it from here

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  • Sandro says #
    Great guide! Thank you very much!
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  • Dave says #
    Great Post Bouke. Admittedly, the CFDISK process during the workflow seems a bit bug-ridden, as it throws an error (as you stated)