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San Diego VMUG October 2009 Recap

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If you didn’t manage to make it to the San Diego VMUG you missed a pretty good show. Darin Pendergraft from Quest was there showing off EcoShell and I had cooked up a couple of demos of my own. One of the more popular topics was a script I wrote to determine LUN latencies and Read more...

When was the last time that VM was powered on?

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People often want to know the last time that a VM was powered on. Unfortunately there is no completely fool-proof way to figure this out using just vCenter or ESX, but PowerCLI offers an approach that is pretty good, good enough that you can create a simple report and identify VMs that may be ready Read more...

How to run PowerCLI scripts from vCenter Alarms.

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BackgroundvCenter provides an alarm feature which causes vCenter to automatically look for certain events or conditions within your virtual environment, and automatically take some action when conditions are met. There are quite a lot of criteria supported, you can generate alarms based on vCenter's event stream, so for example you could create an alarm any Read more...

Onyx Update

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I've gotten a lot of questions around when people will be able to get their hands on Onyx. We collected about 50 names at VMworld, so we're very happy to see all the different people who are interested. We haven't forgotten about you, we haven't changed our minds, we're getting things in order to preview Read more...

VMworld 2009: PowerCLI and PowerShell roundup.

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There’s a lot of stuff related to PowerCLI and PowerShell going on at VMworld, so it really deserves a summary of everything. It’s not enough to rename the event to PowerCLIWorld 2009 (maybe next year) but it’s still a pretty big list. Each of the sessions below either talks about PowerCLI directly and in depth, Read more...