Using VMware Instant Clone via PowerCLI Extensions Fling

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In the last post I anounced the new PowerCLI Extensions fling, which allows admins to leverage the Instant Clone abilities found in vSphere 6. Today I’m going to walk you through how to use it. Prerequisites To be able to fully leverage PowerCLI Extensions, you will need to meet the following requirements Read more...

Get-View Part 2: Views and Extension Data

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In Get-View Part 1: Introduction I introduced the advanced feature Get-View and a little bit about what it does. Before getting into the views and extension data topic I wanted to add a few thoughts as a segway into this post. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Extension Data Part 3: Performance Impact Read more...

Announcement: Future Cmdlet Deprecation

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As many of you saw our last post “Changes to Future PowerCLI Prerequisites” which discusses a few changes that will be occurring starting in our our next release, we also wanted to make you aware of a few cmdlets that we will be deprecating as of the next release. Read more...

New VMware Fling: Introducing PowerActions for vSphere Web Client

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I am happy to announce a new fling ‘PowerActions for vSphere Web Client’ PowerActions integrates the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI to provide complex automation solutions from within the standard vSphere management client. In short, we can now run PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts from the Web Client! How does it work? PowerActions is a Read more...

PowerCLI 5.8 New Feature: Get-OvfConfiguration (Part 1 of 2)

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  As many of you have read in the release notes of vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 r1 we have introduced a new cmdlet ‘Get-OvfConfiguration’ along with a new parameter on the ‘Import-vApp’ cmdlet to allow users to specify and set the OVF properties for an OVF deployment. In Part 1 we will dive in to the Read more...

VCAC 6.1 Pre-req Automation Script Released!

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As many of you are now seeing the announcement that vCloud Automation Center 6.1 is GA, you will most likely already be downloading the bits. Let me save you all some time once again with the latest Prerequisite Automation Script. What’s New: Read more...

Version 2.0: vCAC Prereq Automation Script

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  There have been a lot of downloads of my initial vCAC Prereq Automation script that I released in December 2013. I had written that specifically for Server 2008 and as some of you found out, it didn’t work for Server 2012. Although there was only a slight modification needed, many were unsure of what Read more...