Free PowerCLI Training (or a test lab) now available

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You still haven’t learned PowerCLI?  What are you waiting for? Now, you have no excuse, recently we split out the PowerCLI content into its own lab to allow you to get started with PowerCLI for FREE! The PowerCLI lab contains a step by step course on PowerCLI enabling you to go from a beginner all Read more...

Managing the Virtual Machine Lifecycle with PowerCLI

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  Following the last videos showing an introduction to PowerCLI and Reporting in PowerCLI there is now a new video that takes you through managing the virtual machine lifecycle with PowerCLI, these videos are a fantastic, quick way to learn PowerCLI tips and tricks. Administrators are no longer responsible for managing single digit servers, they Read more...

New PowerCLI Example Scripts Github Repository is now Live!

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Code is everywhere, and I’m sure there are duplicates of code that we’ve posted on the blog or personally, strewn throughout the interwebs. The idea behind opening this repo is to have a location where we can paste code, functions, and modules from the blog posts as well as anything else cool we come up Read more...

Find those PowerCLI Commands You Just Lost

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Writing code may be somewhat a challenge for some people. Hopefully, the more you work with PowerCLI, the easier it will become for you. In the meantime, one of the hardest things to deal with is FINALLY figuring out the commands you were trying to get to work, only to lose it after running through Read more...

New PowerCLI Resource: PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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All of you PowerCLI users, listen up. If you haven’t seen on Twitter already, a new PowerCLI book was released on March 25, 2015. I’ve had several individuals reach out to me directly and ask about this new cookbook, which appears to be a very good compliment to some of the other books already published. Read more...

Creating Reports with PowerCLI

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Following our last video where showed you how to get started with PowerCLI we wanted to take it further and address the next most common use of PowerCLI, after you have connected to your infrastructure people generally want to start learning how PowerCLI works.  They are aware of how powerful PowerCLI is so are a Read more...

Introduction to PowerCLI

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Here at VMware we still get questions from people who are starting out with PowerCLI, To make sure everyone is aware of the power that is available to system administrators in PowerCLI we wanted to create the below introduction which answers some of the frequent questions we receive when people start out on their journey Read more...

Back to Basics: Connecting to vCenter or a vSphere Host

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Following my previous post which took you through the install of PowerCLI I thought it was time to add another back to basics (B2B) post and show how to take the first step in using PowerCLI… Connecting to your vCenter or vSphere host. Yes, PowerCLI can be used to connect to both vCenter and also Read more...