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Monthly Archives: September 2014

PowerCLI Sessions and Activities at VMworld Barcelona, Plan Now!


As VMworld 2014 Barcelona is just around the corner, it is time for Continue reading

PowerCLI 5.8 release 1: Enhanced Performance

PowerCLI 5.8 release 1 has now been out for two weeks and some people are already noticing a difference in the startup speed of this latest release. What has happened? What has changed? well, we’ll get to that, just note that the first command run in a PowerCLI session prior to version 5.8 would take roughly 24 seconds to complete. Now, it takes 1 second. *Applause to the PowerCLI team!*

Ok ok, enough applause let’s get down into the nitty gritty and what was happening. Continue reading

New VMware Fling: Introducing PowerActions for vSphere Web Client


I am happy to announce a new fling ‘PowerActions for vSphere Web Client’ PowerActions integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client. In short, we can now run PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts from the Web Client!

How does it work?

PowerActions is a Continue reading

PowerCLI 5.8 New Feature: Import-vApp using Get-OvfConfiguration (Part 2 of 2)

in Part 1 we discussed how to add a configuration to the OvfConfiguration object (See Post HERE). In this post we will quickly discuss how to leverage the new –OvfConfiguration parameter when deploying vApps.

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PowerCLI 5.8 New Feature: Get-OvfConfiguration (Part 1 of 2)


As many of you have read in the release notes of vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 r1 we have introduced a new cmdlet ‘Get-OvfConfiguration’ along with a new parameter on the ‘Import-vApp’ cmdlet to allow users to specify and set the OVF properties for an OVF deployment.


In Part 1 we will dive in to the Get-OvfConfiguration cmdlet and how to add your Continue reading

New Release: VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1

I am pleased to announce that vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 R1 is now Generally Available to the public. With this comes new features and extensibility into Storage policy based management, Easily deploy OVF/OVA files with new configuration options, Support for newer versions of vCloud Director (vCD), vCloud Air, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), and more!

Below is an overview of the updates that you can find within this latest release.

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VCAC 6.1 Pre-req Automation Script Released!

As many of you are now seeing the announcement that vCloud Automation Center 6.1 is GA, you will most likely already be downloading the bits. Let me save you all some time once again with the latest Prerequisite Automation Script.

What’s New: Continue reading