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Monthly Archives: July 2013

PowerCLI Session at VMworld 2013 San Francisco

Now the Session Builder is live on the VMworld site I thought it might be valuable to the PowerCLI fans out there to know which sessions and interesting PowerCLI related topics are out there and what is available to attend.

Whilst PowerCLI is mentioned in many sessions these are the hard hitting PowerCLI sessions which you will want to attend to get the latest and greatest information.


VAPP5473 – Automated Management of Tier-1 Applications on VMware
Scott Salyer , VMware
Jeremy Kuhnash , VMWare
When managing tier-1 applications, automation can provide high levels of reproducibility, time savings and limit the occurrence of error prone manual processes.VMware vCloud Automation Center, VMware Orchestrator and PowerCLI provide a robust solution stack for provisioning and automating application management on vSphere.Tier-1 applications don’t have a high rate of change or deployment activity, but administrators still have to deal with daily tasks and maintenance activities that compete for cycles with ad-hoc requests. In this session attendees will become familiar with best practices for using VMware provisioning and automation tools for managing their tier-1 applications.Real-world examples using common tier-1 applications such as Oracle RAC and Microsoft SQL Server will be provided to put the discussion into context. After attending this session participants will understand best practices for using these tools and the framework for building automation workflows. Continue reading

Managing VDS with PowerCLI

With the release of vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 I have seen people become more confident with using the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS), this is probably due to some of the great new features that make the switch not only easier to manage but also less error prone when configuring, more manageable from the backup/restore point of view and top this off with some great new features and I can see why people are moving to the VDS from other existing visualized switching configurations.

Some great examples of these additions can be found here:

On the operational aspects of networking other network switches can have a CLI to manage them, people who are moving to the VDS often wonder what options are available to them and how they can give access to the networking team to manage their networking environment.

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