Onyx For The Web Client (vSphere 6.0 U1) – Now Available

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Everyone cheered when we released an updated Onyx fling that allowed users to finally record their actions in the vSphere Web Client. (you can read about what Onyx for the Web Client is, and how to install it here: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2015/07/new-fling-onyx-web-client.html). 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...

VSAN and vSphere Flash Read Cache cmdlets

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Today a new VMware fling has been released, and it’s fantastic!  By now I am sure you have probably heard all the buzz from VMworld and with the 5.5 release and announced betas.  Two of the most talked about technologies are vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) released in the new vSphere 5.5 version and also Read more...

Retrieving vCloud Director VM Hard Disk size

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I was asked recently if we were able to retrieve the disk space of a VM in vCloud Director through PowerCLI, on checking this I found that it is not currently part of the CIVM object and also there is currently no Get-HardDisk cmdlet equivalent like in the vSphere snapin. After looking through the REST Read more...

Let’s Make New-VIProperty Easier

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New-VIProperty is a powerful PowerCLI cmdlet and it has been a part of the product since PowerCLI version 4.1. Several releases later, we are under the impression that it is still not widely used. If you take a look around the community, it is easy to find scripts which will would be easier to understand Read more...

VM Tools and Virtual Hardware Versions

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Alan Renouf, Sr Technical Marketing Architect, VMware After reading Kyle’s post on the ESXi Chronicles blog here (I didn’t know you could do that) I wanted to show how you could gather and also export the Tools and Virtual Hardware Version in PowerCLI, this also allows us to use one of my favorite cmdlets New-VIProperty, Read more...