Working with vCloud Metadata in PowerCLI

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Yesterday William Lam created a great post which showed us how easy it was to work with vCloud Director (vCD) Metadata, he outlined how easy it was to add/update and remove metadata from the various objects which supported this function in vCD. As he explained, we can use this Read more...

Automating the creation of vCD Provider VDCs

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Following my previous post where I showed how easy and quick it was to create Organizations, Users and Organization VDC’s I thought it would be good to take it one step further or in this case backwards, to create the items we created in the last post we must Read more...

Automating creation of vCD Organizations, Users and Org vDCs

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing In Part 1 of this blog series I wrote about how I presented together with a colleague of mine Vladimir Goranov at Partner Exchange 2012.  I already showed you the reporting script and demonstration on how to create graphs straight from PowerCLI which detail the resources and statistics in Read more...

Reporting with the PowerCLI vCD Cmdlets

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Recently at Partner Exchange 2012 I presented with a colleague of mine Vladimir Goranov who is an R&D Manager at VMware and focuses on automation and PowerCLI. Our presentation was entitled “vCloud Infrastructure Automation – powered by PowerCLI”. In the presentation we took people through some basic reporting and Read more...

Linking your vCloud Director VMs and vSphere VMs

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing One of PowerShell’s great strengths is its ability to take the output of one cmdlet and pipe it into another object, this enables you to create powerfull one line scripts which can be used to change multiple machines very easily.  PowerCLI is no exception, with a single line of Read more...

Using PowerCLI to export vCloud Director policy settings

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Each Organization in vCloud Director has its own policy settings, these are defined when setting up the organization and can be altered through the  vCloud GUI, these define both the vApp lease periods and quotas of VMs which can be running or stored in the Organization. This can be Read more...