PowerCLI at VMworld EMEA 2018

VMworld Barcelona

The schedule builder is live, so that means VMworld EMEA is almost here! Earlier this year, at VMworld US, we had an amazing amount of PowerCLI and automation-based sessions and we’re bringing a bunch of them to Barcelona! There are more sessions than last year, a re-vamped PowerCLI Hands-On-Lab including an expert-led Hands-On Lab, a solid set of community sessions, and the return of the fantastic Hackathon event. If you haven’t already registered, the time is quickly ticking away!

Make sure to add the following sessions to your schedule and catch up with the PowerCLI team and the amazing PowerCLI community members!


Session: DEV3504BE – Development at VMware: A Look at How PowerCLI Has Evolved Over the Years
Date: Tuesday, Nov 6, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: Kamen Nikolov & Kyle Ruddy
Kamen and Kyle will give attendees a behind the scenes look into the PowerCLI development process and the many ways PowerCLI has evolved over the last 10+ years.

Session: VIN1992BE – A Deep(er) Dive with PowerCLI 10
Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Speakers: Luc Dekens & Kyle Ruddy
Luc and Kyle will take a look at the more advanced use-cases when using PowerCLI to automate actions in your environment. From proper object handling to diagnosing speed issues to debugging and more, this session is going to be a deep dive into the “what’s possible” with PowerCLI.

Session: HCI2522BE – Getting Started with vSAN Automation
Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Alan Renouf & William Lam
Alan and William show attendess how to get started automating all the aspects of vSAN with tools such as PowerCLI and the vSAN management SDKs.

Session: NET1642BE – NSX-PowerOps: Day2 Ops, NSX Health, Security, and Automated Documentation
Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Hammad Alam & Puneet Chawla
Hammad and Puneet will discuss a community-built tool, NSX-PowerOps, which uses tools like PowerCLI and PowerNSX to create documentation of your environment.

Session: VIN2527BE – Top 10 Automation Requests and How You Can Save Time
Date: Tuesday, Nov 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Alan Renouf & William Lam
Alan and William walk through the top ten automation requests and how to complete them in a variety of languages, including PowerCLI.

VMware {code} Power Sessions

Session: CODE5609E – It’s Magic! Automating VMware Cloud on AWS
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Adam Osterholt
Adam discusses how to start interacting with the VMware Cloud on AWS APIs with PowerCLI to automate your scalable, highly resilient, infrastructure in the cloud.

Session: CODE5606E – Building a Front-End for PowerCLI Scripts
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lino Telera
Lino will show how one could interact with their PowerCLI scripts using middleware and frontend frameworks.

Session: CODE5629E – vSphere Integration and Automation: Choose Your Tool
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Ivaylo Ivanov
Ivaylo will walk attendees through a comparison of the numerous ways users can choose to automate their vSphere environments.

vBrownBag Sessions

Session: VMTN5507E – Dev 4 the Ops Team
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Speaker: Chris Bradshaw
Chris will walk through the importance of having some form of coding experience and some easy ways to start, using none other than PowerCLI.

Hands on Labs

Lab: SPL-1911-05-SDC_E – VMware vSphere Automation – PowerCLI
Date: Anytime the HOL area is open and available
Get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionality available with real world examples. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new about automating their environments.

Session: ELW-1911-05-SDC_E – Expert-Led Workshop – VMware vSphere Automation – PowerCLI
Date: Tuesday, Nov 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Howard Shoobe
Howard will show attendees how to get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. You will gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionality available with real world examples.


And last, but certainly not least, the VMware {code} Hackathon! If you’ve never been or haven’t heard of it, this is a fantastic event to get involved with other community members to do some coding in a cool location! There’s no requirement to even know how to code.

Session: CODEHACK – VMware {code} Hackathon
Date: Monday, Aug 27, 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Join VMware {code} for the third annual hackathon!


If you’re looking for PowerCLI content, VMworld EMEA is the place to be! With 5 sessions, 4 community sessions, multiple meet the experts, and several hands-on activities, there’s something for everyone regardless of skill level. Make sure you’re registered for VMworld and get these sessions added to your schedule today!


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