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New Release – PowerCLI 12

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This week has been full of announcements, releases, and so much other excitement. We can’t help but join in with a release of our own in the form of PowerCLI 12.0.0! This new release comes complete with a massive amount of new functionality, support for newly released products, and some performance improvements too. PowerCLI 12.0.0 Read more...

Exporting an ESXi Host’s Config to DSC

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It has been an exciting year (and a couple months) for the DSC Resources for VMware. As of last week’s announcement, there have been 3 releases for a total of 67 resources for this open source project. It has been presented to many different audiences, including VMworld US and Europe, PowerShell Conference Europe, PowerShell Conference Read more...

In Action – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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The DSC Resources for VMware 2.1 release has taken a major step forward in the ability to manage your vSphere environments with PowerShell DSC and PowerCLI. The goal of this latest release is to be able to apply standard configuration management practices to ESXi hosts. In order to accomplish this, there are 45 new resources Read more...

New Release – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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There has been a flurry of activity on a particular GitHub repository over the past couple months and we are now extremely excited to be releasing version 2.1 of the Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware. While it might be minor in version number, it is major in terms of features and functionality. This Read more...
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Getting (re)Started with PowerActions

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The vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling version 5 has been released and there is a much-awaited surprise: PowerActions is back! PowerActions is the easiest way to run PowerCLI commands and scripts directly from the vSphere Client. Its first appearance was at VMworld in 2013! It was then introduced in 2014 with a PowerCLI Console and Read more...

What’s New for Content Library Management

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Welcome to the new year from the PowerCLI team! The first blog of the year is to look at some of the improvements to the way we manage one of the hidden gems of vSphere, Content Library. Little known fact, Content Library was one of the very first services in vCenter which was offered through Read more...

What’s New for vSphere Alarm Management

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One of the hot topics at VMworld EU was around alarm management and the new cmdlets which were recently made available. There has been a solid set of alarm-based cmdlets that already exist and have been part of PowerCLI for many years. However, as evidenced by a PowerCLI session at VMworld in 2017 where we Read more...
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What’s New for the VMware Cloud on AWS Module

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PowerCLI’s 11.5 was a big release for several reasons. One of those reasons is due to the introduction of some new cmdlets for use with the VMware Cloud on AWS service! These cmdlets are all high-level, which allows us to interact with our SDDCs in a much easier fashion than before. The new cmdlets in Read more...

New Release – PowerCLI 11.5.0

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The days are ticking away until VMworld Europe, but we have some exciting news that we just couldn’t keep quiet about! PowerCLI version 11.5.0 is here and it is a huge release! More than 20 cmdlets have been added. There are new properties available for the objects we all know and love, one of which Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld Europe 2019

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It feels like VMworld US was just yesterday and yet, here we are, a month away from VMworld Europe! This year, VMworld continues to have all kinds of sessions related to PowerCLI. From the always popular PowerCLI Deep Dive to more specifically focused sessions on VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere update lifecycle, vSAN, and even Read more...