PowerCLI at VMworld US 2019

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Would you believe it, VMworld is already right around the corner! This year, VMworld has all kinds of sessions related to PowerCLI. From the introduction and deep dive sessions to more specifically focused sessions on VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere update lifecycle, vSAN, and even Horizon View. There’s also a very special session given by a member of the PowerCLI engineering team which gives a special look at how new features are added automatically! Plus, a bunch of community sourced sessions and the always fantastic Hands-on-Lab! If you haven’t already registered, the time is quickly ticking away!

Schedule builder is already live, so make sure to add the following sessions to your schedule and catch up with the PowerCLI team and all of the amazing PowerCLI community members! And if the session is already full, don’t worry. Join the waitlist and help us move these sessions to larger rooms!

Breakout Sessions

Session: HBI1743BU – Introduction to PowerCLI
Date: Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Speakers: Brian Bunke & Kyle Ruddy
Brian and Kyle will show how PowerCLI is one of the easiest ways to manage your environment and how you can easily get started in your own environments.

Session: HBI1729BU – PowerCLI Deep Dive
Date: Thursday, August 29, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Speakers: Luc Dekens & Kyle Ruddy
Luc and Kyle are back with another edition of the PowerCLI Deep Dive, where they’ll show you some of the advanced methods they use to make even the hardest of tasks look easy.

Session: HBI1463BU – VMware Cloud on AWS: Advanced Automation Techniques
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Speakers: William Lam & Kyle Ruddy
William and Kyle will walk you through the available APIs and tooling for VMware Cloud on AWS, then demonstrate they can be used to automate all aspects of the SDDC lifecycle and workload consumption.

Session: HCI1864BU – Automating vSAN from CLI to API: PowerCLI, Govc, and Beyond
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Speakers: Cedric Rajendran & Dharmesh Bhatt
Cedric and Dharmesh will show how to automate some of the routine vSAN tasks using the wide variety of APIs and CLIs available and at your disposal.

Session: HCI1825BU – Automate VMware HCI Deployments at Any Scale with PowerCLI
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Speakers: Shane Limbach & Jase McCarty
Shane and Jase will show you how to harness the power of PowerCLI to build, manage, and report on your vSAN environment regardless of scale.

VMware {code} Sessions

Session: CODE2214U – How PowerCLI Makes Configuration Management Easy
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Speaker: Kyle Ruddy
Kyle will cover some configuration management principles and then dive in to show the latest ways PowerCLI is using PowerShell DSC to make vSphere configuration management easy.

Session: CODE1817UR – Automating vCenter Server Appliance Update Lifecycle
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Speaker: David Stamen
David will show off his new community module for PowerCLI which can be used to ease the lifecycle management of the vCenter Server Appliance.

Session: CODE2649U – How PowerCLI Gives Day 1 Access to the Latest VMware APIs
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Speaker: Nikola Klinkachev
Nikola, an engineer on the PowerCLI team, will provide a “look behind the curtain” when it comes to how PowerCLI can automatically interact with the latest and greatest APIs.

Session: CODE1316UR – Horizon 7 Automation 101: How to Get Started with the Horizon API
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Date: Thursday, August 29, 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Speaker: Jack McMichael
Jack will provide an overview of the Horizon 7 API and how PowerCLI can be leveraged to simplify the automation process for those Horizon environments.

VMTN TechTalk Sessions

Session: VMTN5040U – Beginning PowerShell from Cmdlet to Function
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 05:30 PM – 05:45 PM
Speaker: Mike Nelson
Mike will cover a quick introduction to PowerShell, as well as PowerCLI, to help you down the path of getting started with PowerShell.

Session: VMTN5004U – ReportCardPS – Create Pretty Reports Using PowerCLI and Clarity
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 01:00 PM – 01:15 PM
Speaker: Justin Sider
Justin will show you how to easily combine the reporting power of PowerCLI with the UI stylings of clarity to create amazing reports.

Session: VMTN5026U – Automating VDI Tasks, the story of the life of a VDI admin
Date: Thursday, August 29, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Hildebrandt
Chris will tell you his personal story of how he learned to automate his daily tasks with, amongst other things, PowerCLI to make him more productive as a VDI administrator.

Hands on Labs

Lab: SPL-2012-01-SDC_U – 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-2012-01-SDC_U – Expert-Led Workshop – VMware vSphere Automation – PowerCLI
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 02:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Date: Thursday, August 29, 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Speaker: Peter Kieren
Peter 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.


VMworld US 2019 continues to be the premier event to learn about PowerCLI. Come hear directly from the PowerCLI team, as well as numerous community members, how you can harness PowerCLI to automate even the most difficult of tasks.

Make sure you’re registered for VMworld today!


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