Ability to customize VI objects

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Introduction   New-VIProperty is commandlet that gives the ability to customize all VI objects and make them more informative. For example it is possible to add a property “OverallStatus” to each inventory object /VM host, virtual machine, resource pool, cluster, etc./ that shows the overall status of the concrete inventory item – green, gray, etc. Read more...

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out

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Hi all,  We are glad to announce that VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out!!! You can download it from here – http://vmware.com/go/powercli. Check the release notes for the full list of new features and improvments. PowerCLI Team Read more...

Optimize the performance of PowerCLI’s views

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Until now, UpdateViewData() enabled you to update the whole view or specified view property. If you wanted to retrieve some nested view, you needed to call Get-View again. And if the view you needed was somewhere deeper in the hierarchy, you needed to call Get-View multiple times. Let’s say for example that you have the Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas) UPDATE

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VSP2296 What everybody ought to know about reporting vSphere and vCloud environment with PowerCLI session has a repetition! If you haven’t managed to subscribe for it in the first time slot due to the high interest level from the audience, now you have the opportunity to attend the second one on Tuesday 4:30 PM. Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas)

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There is plenty to see and do this year at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas and PowerCLI is no exception, with lots of sessions and a PowerCLI lab, make sure you add the following sessions to your scheduler (available now on VMworld.com). There are some great sessions from VMware employees and PowerCLI users alike, including Read more...