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...

PowerCLI 5.5 r2 New Feature: Set vMotion Priority

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In the latest release of PowerCLI (5.5 r2), is a new feature allowing us to set the vMotion priority of a VM. The ability to set vMotion priority is not new to vSphere. The feature was first introduced in vSphere 4.1. However, up until now, vMotions occuring through the use of the PowerCLI “Move-VM” command Read more...

Optimize the performance of PowerCLI’s views

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Until now, UpdateViewData() enabled you to update the whole view or specified view property. If you wanted to retrieve some nested view, you needed to call Get-View again. And if the view you needed was somewhere deeper in the hierarchy, you needed to call Get-View multiple times. Let’s say for example that you have the Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas) UPDATE

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VSP2296 What everybody ought to know about reporting vSphere and vCloud environment with PowerCLI session has a repetition! If you haven’t managed to subscribe for it in the first time slot due to the high interest level from the audience, now you have the opportunity to attend the second one on Tuesday 4:30 PM. Read more...