Exporting an ESXi Host’s Config to DSC

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It has been an exciting year (and a couple months) for the DSC Resources for VMware. As of last week’s announcement, there have been 3 releases for a total of 67 resources for this open source project. It has been presented to many different audiences, including VMworld US and Europe, PowerShell Conference Europe, PowerShell Conference Read more...

In Action – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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The DSC Resources for VMware 2.1 release has taken a major step forward in the ability to manage your vSphere environments with PowerShell DSC and PowerCLI. The goal of this latest release is to be able to apply standard configuration management practices to ESXi hosts. In order to accomplish this, there are 45 new resources Read more...

New Release – DSC Resources for VMware 2.1

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There has been a flurry of activity on a particular GitHub repository over the past couple months and we are now extremely excited to be releasing version 2.1 of the Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware. While it might be minor in version number, it is major in terms of features and functionality. This Read more...
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Getting (re)Started with PowerActions

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The vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling version 5 has been released and there is a much-awaited surprise: PowerActions is back! PowerActions is the easiest way to run PowerCLI commands and scripts directly from the vSphere Client. Its first appearance was at VMworld in 2013! It was then introduced in 2014 with a PowerCLI Console and Read more...

What’s New for Content Library Management

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Welcome to the new year from the PowerCLI team! The first blog of the year is to look at some of the improvements to the way we manage one of the hidden gems of vSphere, Content Library. Little known fact, Content Library was one of the very first services in vCenter which was offered through Read more...

What’s New for vSphere Alarm Management

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One of the hot topics at VMworld EU was around alarm management and the new cmdlets which were recently made available. There has been a solid set of alarm-based cmdlets that already exist and have been part of PowerCLI for many years. However, as evidenced by a PowerCLI session at VMworld in 2017 where we Read more...

New Release – PowerCLI 11.5.0

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The days are ticking away until VMworld Europe, but we have some exciting news that we just couldn’t keep quiet about! PowerCLI version 11.5.0 is here and it is a huge release! More than 20 cmdlets have been added. There are new properties available for the objects we all know and love, one of which Read more...

New Release: PowerCLI 11.4.0

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August is always a great month when it comes to new releases, and this year is no different. Even before VMworld, there have already been announcements for vSphere 6.7 Update 3, NSX-T 2.4.2, and a new version of HCX. The PowerCLI team has one more exciting release for you in the form of PowerCLI 11.4.0! Read more...
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Check Out VMware Code’s Talking Code

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There’s a new(-ish) series going on through VMware Code, it’s called Talking Code. This series has been taking a look at new features, such as Code Capture, as well as how to accomplish certain tasks in short, demo-based videos. PowerCLI has been featured in several of these videos already posted to the VMware Code blog Read more...

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0

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Today marks the release of VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 and this one brings the count up to 732 different cmdlets. The combination of all these cmdlets allow us to manage and automate a majority of the VMware ecosystem! The HCX module receives the bulk of the new cmdlets, however there is also a new cmdlet to Read more...