Configuring Per-VM EVC with PowerCLI

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vSphere 6.7 was released a couple weeks ago and there were a ton of new features announced. However, there was one feature I was particularly interested in and that was Per-VM EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility). Giving a brief, high-level overview, EVC can be used to set a baseline of CPU features available to a VM Read more...

PowerCLI Best Practice: Correct Use of Strong Typing

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All software is changed over time to allow for improvements, this ensures it is providing the best experience for the user and evolving into a better product. PowerCLI is no exception! Yet, as you know PowerCLI is not the typical GUI application where we can move a text box or change the color of a Read more...

Using VMware Instant Clone via PowerCLI Extensions Fling

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In the last post I anounced the new PowerCLI Extensions fling, which allows admins to leverage the Instant Clone abilities found in vSphere 6. Today I’m going to walk you through how to use it. Prerequisites To be able to fully leverage PowerCLI Extensions, you will need to meet the following requirements Read more...

Get-View Part 2: Views and Extension Data

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In Get-View Part 1: Introduction I introduced the advanced feature Get-View and a little bit about what it does. Before getting into the views and extension data topic I wanted to add a few thoughts as a segway into this post. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Extension Data Part 3: Performance Impact Read more...

Get-View Part 1: Introduction to Get-View

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I’ve had several people ask to understand more about Get-View. I will be doing several blog posts on this topic to hopefully help educate on what Get-View is and why it’s useful. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Extension Data Part 3: Performance Impact ***Note: Get-view is a more advanced feature of PowerCLI. Administrators are able Read more...

Removing IP Pools Using PowerCLI

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I recently had the need to create many IP Pools (also known as Network Protocol Profiles) for some projects I have been working on. I was able to flip through my copy of  “VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference” and leverage a script on creating IP Pools. Not only did I need a way to create IP Read more...

EVC with PowerCLI 5.5 R2–Part 2

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In this previous post we talked about one of the great new features introduced in PowerCLI 5.5 R2 for configuring EVC, in this post we will continue to show how we can make configuring and using EVC easier with PowerCLI. Compatibility checks While configuring EVC on a cluster you will probably need to perform some Read more...

New Release: vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 R2

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I am pleased to announce that vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 R2 has now been released and has some great new features.  In this release we take PowerCLI one step further and allow even more troubleshooting, reporting and automation of vCloud Suite products by introducing easy access to vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) APIs through the core Read more...

VMware and Cisco UCS Integration

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One of the main areas of PowerShell that always impresses me is the integration of applications which were not designed to work together, it is often an overlooked and yet very powerful feature which enables products from the same company and even products from multiple companies to be glued together by PowerShell and integrate data Read more...