More Fun With PowerShell Mashups

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A few weeks ago I blogged about using PowerGadgets to create custom dashboards to monitor Virtual Infrastructure performance. It was a great example of how easy it is to combine different domains within PowerShell. Today I want to talk about a slightly different type of monitoring: alarms. VirtualCenter provides a very sophisticated alarm generation system. Read more...

Changing CPU and Memory Allocations For All VMs

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We here at VMware often get requests by people who are trying to tweak the default resource allocations that VMs have. This post shows you how easy it is to automate configuring and changing resource allocations is when using PowerShell. First, a bit of background information. Each VM has a certain level of CPU and Read more...

You can manage VMware Server with PowerShell too.

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Blogger John Tuffin has made an entry about his experiments managing VMware Server 2.0 Beta with PowerShell. To summarize, you can manage VMware Server with PowerShell, in much the same way you manage VMware ESX. Thngs that will work include: Listing, creating and deleting VMs. Starting, stopping and resetting VMs. Creating snapshot of VMs. Things Read more...

Manage VMware with PowerGUI

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If you haven’t seen it yet, PowerGUI is a great tool for running Windows PowerShell, and we find it to be one of the most popular PowerShell tools out there. Many of our users have anticipated a VMware PowerGUI plugin, and I’m happy to say that the wait is over. The PowerGUI VMware PowerPack has Read more...

Monitoring With PowerGadgets

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While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that PowerGadgets is the greatest thing in the history of history, it is easily my favorite tool for Windows PowerShell, because of how easily it can be integrated with the VI Toolkit (for Windows) to create some great ways to monitor Virtual Infrastructure. Getting insight into Read more...