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As Christmas is approaching at the moment it reminds me of good will and helping others, something the PowerCLI community knows all about.  I constantly see people helping each other, writing scripts, sharing tips or just meeting up to talk about PowerShell and PowerCLI.  Sometimes scripts are even written by multiple people with the same end goal in mind “Helping the community”

The first of these scripts is such a script – multiple authors but first started by Josh Atwell, a great script for ensuring your VMs are ready for vMotion….

vTesseract.com Y U No vMotion ?

A great script which helps you diagnose vMotion issues, ensure your vMotions will take place by allowing PowerCLI to test each machine before it is moved.

JonathanMedd.Net Configuring HP EVA Recommended Settings for ESXi via PowerCLI

Do you have a HP EVA Array ?  Make sure you check out this script which will automatically setup your hosts with the HP recommended settings.

Lucd.Info – vSphere 5 Top 10 – VMFS5

A set of nice scripts which will automate lots of great VMFS 5 items, if you just want to view the version of the datastore or maybe mass upgrade all datastores to VMFS5 then make sure you check out this great post.

blogs.vmware.comvCO PowerShell Plug-in

Not a script but a plug-in, this post shows how vCenter Orchestrator can be used to run PowerShell scripts from workflows, maybe you want to convert some of your scripts into workflows, maybe you want to use other PowerShell features and snapins inside your workflows – get it all here, well worth a read !

vniklas.djungeln.se Check number of running VMs on a datastore

Not a script but a one-liner, with this single one line of code you will be able to instantly see how many powered on VMs are on your datastores.