The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to remediate a configuration issue that was discovered by the Runecast Analyzer in my vSphere 7 environment. The Runecast OVA can be found and downloaded from the Runecast site linked above. In addition to this and for your convenience, I have previously shared my Runecast installation experience here.
First, my homelab environment is a ‘judgment free zone’ and you’ll see why shortly. Homelab environments are not intended to be perfect, but more testing, learning, and use cases like the one found in this blog post. As you can see from the image below, the Runecast Analyzer is reporting multiple issues my environment and this brings me so much joy because it allows me to fix and NOT break things (at least not intentionally) but more importantly an opportunity to learn and grow from my mistakes, and then share them with the tech community. #SharingIsCaring, right?
We’re going to focus on the Storage issues noted with the blue arrow in the image below.
In order to determine what the issue being reported is, I clicked on the number 1 in blue. On the following screen, a more detailed description of the issue is provided by clicking on the + sign.
The next few steps will explain how we correct the issue. First, select Remediate which will be followed by a pop-up window. Select the Datastore where the issue is being reported and then click on the Generate Script button. Once the PowerCLI script is created, please select Download Script to save a local copy.
Select the script, right-click it, and then select Run with PowerShell. At the UAC pop-up, please select Open. A Windows PowerShell will launch shortly, followed by pop-window where you are required to provide a username and password which provides access to your vSphere environment. Once the script is applied successfully, the Windows PowerShell will close automatically.
Please allow it some time and you’ll notice Storage is no longer reporting an issue.
This concludes this blog post. In future Runecast blog posts, I will document the process to remediate additional issues that are discovered by the Runecast Analyzer in future scans.
If I have missed anything or if you have any suggestions, please let me know.