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Now Available: PowerCLI cmdlets for vCenter Update Manager!

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I’m happy to announce that we’ve released PowerCLI cmdlets for Update Manager, a.k.a. VUM, that are compatible with PowerCLI 4.0 U1. This new PowerShell snapin provides 13 cmdlets as follows: Cmdlet Name Cmdlet Description Attach-Baseline Attaches baselines to the specified Template, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Datacenter, Folder, and VApp objects. Attaching a baseline to a container Read more...

Get your popcorn ready, sample TrainSignal PowerCLI video!

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Critics are raving about Hal Rottenberg’s new TrainSignal video “The Case of the Open Snapshot”, a taut psychological thriller that will send your emotions on a roller coaster ride as our sysadmin hero fights bravely to save his datastore, keep his servers up and avert an international crisis. Ok maybe I made some of that Read more...

How to find out what VLANs your ESX hosts can really see.

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Recently someone asked me if there was a way, programmatically, to figure out the “observed IP ranges” and “observed VLANs’” that you can see in vSphere Client. Don’t know what I mean? Here’s a picture to help you out. The data is available as a tooltip in the network configuration tab (naturally!) when you hover Read more...

Your best PowerCLI script could win you $2,500 cash!

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In case you missed it, VMware is running a Script-O-Mania contest to find the world’s very best ESXi management scripts.  One point that might be worth clarifying, it doesn’t have to manage just ESXi, so if it works with ESX and ESXi that’s ok. So dust off those old PowerCLI and get submitting! Hurry, contest Read more...

5 PowerCLI how-to videos for your viewing pleasure.

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It’s been a while since I updated so I thought I’d mention a few videos I made a while back that give some useful tips in using PowerCLI 4.0 U1.   Video 1: Using multiple sessions with PowerCLI 4.0 U1. This first video shows a few tips for dealing with multiple sessions with U1. With Read more...

PowerCLI 4.0 U1 is out!

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Tonight we released PowerCLI 4.0 U1. This release contains more than 60 new cmdlets as well as greatly improved performance, a new feature to make it easy to manage multiple ESX or vCenter servers from a single window and much, much more. We’ve also put our cmdlet reference online. Watch this space over the next Read more...

“Project Onyx” is here.

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A few months ago we announced a very exciting new application we call “Project Onyx”. To put it simply, Project Onyx is a script recorder for vSphere Client. Since then my inbox has been flooded with requests from all over the world from people wanting to try Onyx. At long last we’ve released our first Read more...