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Come meet our PowerCLI Engineering Teams – PowerCLI Booth VMworld Copenhagen 2010

Stay Connected @PowerCLI


We invite you to come by our PowerCLI Booth at VMworld Copenhagen and meet our PowerCLI Product Management and PowerCLI Engineering Teams. We also plan on distributing some of our PowerCLI posters as well as other goodies our marketing department has put together.

Come with all your PowerCLI questions and feedback ! We look forward to meeting our European PowerCLI fans !

Meet Dimitar Hristov – PowerCLI Engineering



Meet Vitali Baruh – PowerCLI Engineering


Stay Connected @PowerCLI


PowerCLI Booth @VMworld Copenhagen









The PowerCLI Universe expands to Copenhagen – VMworld 2010


Hope to see you at VMworld 2010 Copenhagen. We have a great line up of sessions and activities for our PowerCLI fans. Hope to see you there.

Sessions: TA 6944 vSphere PowerCLI is for Administrators

Abstract: In larger organisations administrating a vSphere environment can cause headaches. Some of the burning questions you surely recognize:

Who gave that VM 4 CPU's ?
Who connected the NIC to the DMZ PortGroup and when ?

In this session, Luc Dekens and Alan Renouf will show you how to automate the answers to these questions with the help of PowerCLI.The solutions presented will show you how the combined strengths of the rich PowerShell command set and the PowerCLI snapin provide you with powerful tools to make this all happen.
Alan and Luc will show you how to take PowerCLI beyond the listing and reporting stage. They will show you how to write and use scripts that will inform you when problems actually.

This session will show several aspects of working with PowerCLI. The classic PowerCLI approach but also the use of the SDK methods when execution speed is required. And the use of third party products like PowerGUI, PowerWF or Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to integrate the solutions even better into the corporate environment.

Luc and Alan will show several practical demos to highlight this integration.
One of the demos will show for example how easy it is to use Active Directory to find a user’s email address and send him a message to tell him that his guest is using too many snapshots. If the mail stays unread, the script can try to reach the user via a Tweet.

Alan and Luc in SF VMworld – As you can see the sign in the back – register early. These guys tend to draw a massive crowd.

Labs: PowerCLI Lab 26

Abstract: This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure, resources for using the toolkit, and a variety of scripts for performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Alton Yu


vSphere PowerCLI Booth

We will have our PowerCLI engineering and product management teams during event. So please do come on over and say hello. We will be in the Cloud Infrastructure and Management  Solutions.

vSphere PowerCLI booth in SF. We will also have plenty of PowerCLI Engineering and Product Management teams to ask questions and give us your feedback.


vSphere PowerCLI – New Services to help your organization

We are extremely happy to announce new Services for vSphere PowerCLI. These services are ideal for any organization building vSphere management scripts. Remember most of the things you can do with the vSphere Client you can do with PowerCLI.

vSphere Automation Course for PowerCLI

Education is key to unleashing the full power of VMware vSphere PowerCLI. Make certain that your IT professionals have the product training they need to fully utilize your investment in VMware solutions.

Register today for our new VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI course.

VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI is a two-day, lab-intensive course designed to teach your IT managers, system architects and system administrators how to automate all tasks with vSphere PowerCLI. Upon completing the VMware authorized training; your team will have gained hands-on experience and obtained the knowledge to fully utilize this powerful software from the product experts—ultimately, saving your organization time and money.

The best way to ensure that your organization uses VMware vSphere PowerCLI to its fullest functionality, i.e., to automate all aspects of VMware vSphere management, is to make certain your team has the product knowledge they need to be successful. Classes are available around the world and even online. Access the course details and find the class that fits your schedule and register today.

Download PowerCLI-Training-DataSheet

vSphere PowerCLI Scripting Support:

The VMware PowerCLI Support Program provides guidance when building PowerCLI scripts. The program has primarily been targeted at ISVs and now is available to VMware Customers and Partners. The Support teams have extensive experience working with the vSphere APIs and CLIs possessing in-depth knowledge around the intricacies of the powerful vSphere APIs. This program is ideal for Independent Software/Hardware Vendors (ISVs/IHVs), commercial and enterprise organizations building solutions for managing the vSphere platform.

Support will help you answer questions such as the following:

  • Can I do this task with PowerCLI ?
  • How do I do it ?
  • I tried it, and it’s not working. Did I do it correctly?
  • It doesn’t perform like it is supposed to. Is this a bug?
  • Why are my scripts not working in the new release of vSphere?

Support is available in two service level agreements: Standard support provides a response within two business days, and Premium support provides a response within one business day. SDK Support engineers won’t write or test your code for you, but they may provide sample code to express a suggested solution. If you need help writing code, we recommend contacting your local VMware sales representative or reseller for information on additional service options. Visit our Official SDK Support site to learn more about support for vSphere PowerCLI

Download PowerCLI Support-DataSheet

vSphere PowerCLI – Thank you for a great VMworld 2010 – SF !


Just wanted to thank everyone for your support and helping us make the VMworld 2010 – SF a great event. We were truly blown away by your support and enthusiasm. I put together a few photos to help us all relive the moments hope you enjoy.

Enjoy the collection of Photos and See you in Copenhagen

Monday night Dinner organized by Mr Scott, the whos who of PowerCLI at the Table. We were warned by the Secret Service not to have everyone in the same room without a security detail.(Humor)

PowerCLI is for Administrators ! – I dont think we will forget this anytime soon 😉

Thursday PowerCLI Session is for Administrators by Luc and Alan – Full House.

Poster mad rush – thanks for your support everyone. We promise to print more.

I can still hear the roar of the crowd. Great team work !

Long line for Tuesdays session – Only Room for 250 People – With 1500 attendees

I hope you guys stopped by and visited The POWERCLI SUPPORT TEAM at the PowerCLI Booth. Dildip K on the Left and Angela S. on the right. If you were not aware VMware FULLY SUPPORTS POWERCLI – Both Spiritually and with a 1,2 and 3 Year Contract more info -> http://vmware.com/go/sdksupport


The famous PowerCLI Poster – comes with Built in Folding Instructions

Onyx Released During Vlad and Yavor's Session – Get Onyx – http://vmware.com/go/onyx

Last Session with over 700 people attending. Thank you everyone !

PowerCLI and how it relates to the vSphere APIs – Remember vSphere APIs have interfaces for both Administrators and Developers