- Last Updated: Monday, 28 December 2015 13:14
Quite often when you deploy virtualized Infoblox appliances in an enterprise VMware environment, you hand over the OVF/OVA file(s) to a VM Engineering group to complete the install. Additionally, you find yourself giving them installation instructions because you are not granted VMware console access to your own devices. In this case, it is risky to the DDI engineering and operations team if you don't have out-of-band (OOB) serial terminal console access to all your deployed VMs. This article presents an easy to deploy solution to this problem, and the VMware Engineering and Operations teams don't have to grant any direct special access to your team by exposing the console to you. Instead these teams can configure serial console access to you by installing a virtualized serial port concentrator or vSPC. While there are commercial options from companies such as Avocet, I detail out how to perform this using a wonderful Python Open Source option, called vSPC.py. vSPC.py can be obtained here.