Tons of new stuff in the VI Toolkit Community Extensions

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Thanks to none other than Mr. Luc Dekens the VI Toolkit Community Extensions are growing by leaps and bounds. Here's a full list of the new advanced functions Luc has added: Name Description Get-TkeAllPrivileges Show all privileges defined by VirtualCenter. Get-TkeCDPInfo Gets Cisco CDP info for a given host.This lets you know what switch port your Read more...

Just what guest types can you use with New-VM?

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Hal posted a thread the other day about an apparent bug in New-VM which manifested itself by the inability to use all of the guest operating system types the documentation says are valid. It turns out that the VI API Reference lists every possible guest OS that has ever been supported by any VMware product, and Read more...

PowerGUI releases a huge new PowerPack for managing VMware!

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The guys over at Quest have been working hard and have made a massive update to their PowerGUI PowerPack for VMware management. Whether you're a PowerShell expert or just starting out, PowerGUI is a great way to manage VMware because not only does it provide a simple, point-and-click way to manage your ESX servers, but Read more...

Top 10 PowerShell Scripts

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Eric Siebert has published his list of the Top 10 PowerShell scripts that VMware administrators should use, this is really useful stuff for people who are trying to automate and report on their virtual infrastructure. Also, be sure to check out Eric's blog for lots of other really helpful VMware tips and information. Thanks Eric! Read more...

More highlights from the VI Toolkit community.

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The VI Toolkit for Windows provides 125 cmdlets, which is a pretty big number. However, ESX and vCenter are big and complex products, so 125 cmdlets is nowhere near comprehensive. Our challenge is to grow the toolkit to be a complete automation solution while not confusing the heck out of everyone with a giant list Read more...