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Ability to customize VI objects

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Introduction   New-VIProperty is commandlet that gives the ability to customize all VI objects and make them more informative. For example it is possible to add a property “OverallStatus” to each inventory object /VM host, virtual machine, resource pool, cluster, etc./ that shows the overall status of the concrete inventory item – green, gray, etc. Read more...

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out

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Hi all,  We are glad to announce that VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out!!! You can download it from here – http://vmware.com/go/powercli. Check the release notes for the full list of new features and improvments. PowerCLI Team Read more...

HA Cluster Improvements

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PowerCLI 4.1.1 introduces three new improvements for HA clusters: Ability to edit advanced HA cluster settings Cmdlet that retrieves the primary nodes of HA cluster Set of new properties that contain runtime HA information The first of the new features is the ability to edit the advanced settings of HA clusters. There are four new Read more...

Snapshot Size

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There have been multiple posts in the community about the size of the snapshots and how it should be calculated. There are some issues with the “SizeMB” property of the Snapshot object, so this post will try to explain what these problems are and what is the correct way to calculate snapshot sizes. We’ll try Read more...

ManagedObjectReference Made Easier

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PowerCLI 4.1 introduces easier way to initialize ManagedObjectRefernce (MoRef) instances which are necessary while playing with the Get-View cmdlet. Till now there were several ways to get MoRefs. The most popular one is to get the view object and to use its MoRef property. Another approach is to parse the values of the ID into Read more...