Getting Started with the PowerCLI Module for VMware NSX-T

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PowerCLI 6.5.3 was released a few short weeks ago and one of the biggest additions was the module to manage VMware NSX-T! This version of NSX provides network virtualization to not only VMware environments, but also multi-cloud and multi-hypervisor environments too. Before diving into the module itself, there are a couple things we should cover Read more...

Managing VDS with PowerCLI

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With the release of vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 I have seen people become more confident with using the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS), this is probably due to some of the great new features that make the switch not only easier to manage but also less error prone when configuring, more manageable from the backup/restore point Read more...

VDS Export/Import with PowerCLI

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One of the great new features introduced in vSphere 5.1 was the ability to export and import the configuration of your vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) and port groups to a file. This gives you a quick restore method in case of issues or misconfigurations and also allows you to copy the entire VDS or port Read more...

vSphere Distributed Switch PowerCLI cmdlets

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For a long time now when presenting at VMworld or user groups I have asked the question – What would you like to see from PowerCLI next ?  The standard answer I get at most of these is vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) cmdlets ! Luc Dekens did a great job with his series of posts Read more...