VI Toolkit 1.5 Released!

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I’m happy to announce that we’ve released VI Toolkit 1.5! You can download it right now! Why are you still reading this and not downloading??? We’ve added 32 new cmdlets, enhanced our existing cmdlets, and fixed tons of bugs. If you’re the sort of person who loves fine print, you can also have a look Read more...

VI Toolkit at VMworld Europe 2009

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It’s official, we will have a VI Toolkit session at VMworld Europe 2009. The session will feature me presenting all the slideware, Andrey Anastasov (the VI Toolkit architect) doing some really cool demos, and Dennis Zimmer from Icomasoft showing off a few tricks of his own. Don’t miss it! Not only that, but we will Read more...

(Slightly) off topic: WASP is awesome!

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If you' haven’t seen Joel “Jaykul” Bennett’s Windows Automation Snapin for PowerShell (WASP) you really need to check it out. WASP lets you automate UI interactions with PowerShell. You can select windows, send mouse clicks, keystrokes, and a whole lot more. Think of it as AutoIt with a much, much better scripting language underneath. This Read more...

A couple of scripts to check out.

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Hugo Peeters has a nice script that can help you identify configuration problems with a VI cluster. To give a common configuration problem, if you put a bunch of ESX servers in a cluster and one of them does not have access to the same shared storage as the others, it will cause problems for Read more...

Managing VMware Lab Manager with CTP3

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PowerShell v2 CTP3 makes it pretty easy to connect to a web service. VMware Lab Manager has a really good web service interface, so even though there are no Lab Manager cmdlets it’s still pretty easy to use PowerShell to automate Lab Manager. First, you’ll need some library code that defines a few helper functions Read more...

Managing VMware with PowerShell at Virtualization Congress 2009

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One really great idea the organizers of Virtualization Congress 2009 had was to hold open voting for the sessions that would be presented. Looking through the proposals, one of the early leaders is Automating VMware Virtual Infrastructure with PowerShell. If you're going to attend Virtualization Congress 2009 this is a great way to pick up Read more...