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Cloud Service Module for User Management

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The new Cloud Services module in PowerCLI 12 introduces cmdlets for easy user management automation of the VMware Cloud Services Platform.  This will let you use PowerCLI to manage users for services such as VMware Cloud on AWS.  The new cmdlets in the CloudServices module are:  Connect-Vcs  Get-VcsOrganizationRole  Get-VcsService  Get-VcsServiceRole  Get-VcsUser  Get-VcsUserInvitation  New-VcsUserInvitation  Remove-VcsUser  Remove-VcsUserInvitation  Read more...

New Release – PowerCLI 12

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This week has been full of announcements, releases, and so much other excitement. We can’t help but join in with a release of our own in the form of PowerCLI 12.0.0! This new release comes complete with a massive amount of new functionality, support for newly released products, and some performance improvements too. PowerCLI 12.0.0 Read more...

Exporting an ESXi Host’s Config to DSC

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It has been an exciting year (and a couple months) for the DSC Resources for VMware. As of last week’s announcement, there have been 3 releases for a total of 67 resources for this open source project. It has been presented to many different audiences, including VMworld US and Europe, PowerShell Conference Europe, PowerShell Conference Read more...

In Action – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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The DSC Resources for VMware 2.1 release has taken a major step forward in the ability to manage your vSphere environments with PowerShell DSC and PowerCLI. The goal of this latest release is to be able to apply standard configuration management practices to ESXi hosts. In order to accomplish this, there are 45 new resources Read more...

New Release – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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There has been a flurry of activity on a particular GitHub repository over the past couple months and we are now extremely excited to be releasing version 2.1 of the Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware. While it might be minor in version number, it is major in terms of features and functionality. This Read more...
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Getting (re)Started with PowerActions

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The vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling version 5 has been released and there is a much-awaited surprise: PowerActions is back! PowerActions is the easiest way to run PowerCLI commands and scripts directly from the vSphere Client. Its first appearance was at VMworld in 2013! It was then introduced in 2014 with a PowerCLI Console and Read more...

What’s New for Content Library Management

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Welcome to the new year from the PowerCLI team! The first blog of the year is to look at some of the improvements to the way we manage one of the hidden gems of vSphere, Content Library. Little known fact, Content Library was one of the very first services in vCenter which was offered through Read more...

What’s New for vSphere Alarm Management

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One of the hot topics at VMworld EU was around alarm management and the new cmdlets which were recently made available. There has been a solid set of alarm-based cmdlets that already exist and have been part of PowerCLI for many years. However, as evidenced by a PowerCLI session at VMworld in 2017 where we Read more...