VMC vCenter MotD
VMware Cloud on AWS relieves the VI Admin of a lot of the heavy lifting needed to setup and maintain a VMware SDDC.
However once you are running more than a couple of VMC SDDCs the vCenter naming can be confusing.
Each vCenter is named in a pattern like this
Where 18.104.22.168 is an public IP associated with your SDDC.
When logged in the vSphere Client I find it hard to map the vCenter name to the SDDC purpose.
Is this my Sandbox environment or Production? Don’t want to get the two mixed up!
The solution I hit upon was to set the vCenter Message of the Day to the SDDC name.
Now I can quickly tell what SDDC I’m logged into.
The only negative with this tip is that it’s not possible to set the Message of the Day via automation, so it’s a manual task whenever an SDDC is created.