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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...

New Release: PowerCLI 11.4.0

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August is always a great month when it comes to new releases, and this year is no different. Even before VMworld, there have already been announcements for vSphere 6.7 Update 3, NSX-T 2.4.2, and a new version of HCX. The PowerCLI team has one more exciting release for you in the form of PowerCLI 11.4.0! Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2019

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Would you believe it, VMworld is already right around the corner! This year, VMworld has all kinds of sessions related to PowerCLI. From the introduction and deep dive sessions to more specifically focused sessions on VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere update lifecycle, vSAN, and even Horizon View. There’s also a very special session given by Read more...
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Check Out VMware Code’s Talking Code

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There’s a new(-ish) series going on through VMware Code, it’s called Talking Code. This series has been taking a look at new features, such as Code Capture, as well as how to accomplish certain tasks in short, demo-based videos. PowerCLI has been featured in several of these videos already posted to the VMware Code blog Read more...

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0

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Today marks the release of VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 and this one brings the count up to 732 different cmdlets. The combination of all these cmdlets allow us to manage and automate a majority of the VMware ecosystem! The HCX module receives the bulk of the new cmdlets, however there is also a new cmdlet to Read more...