Creating Reports with PowerCLI

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Following our last video where showed you how to get started with PowerCLI we wanted to take it further and address the next most common use of PowerCLI, after you have connected to your infrastructure people generally want to start learning how PowerCLI works.  They are aware of how powerful PowerCLI is so are a Read more...

Using Tags with PowerCLI

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The Tagging feature was introduced in vCenter Server 5.1 where custom defined tags can be categorized and added to any of your inventory objects in your environment. Tags can be quickly searched on and retrieved quickly. Multiple unique tags can be used on the same inventory object creating granular metadata that can easily be grouped 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...

Reporting with the PowerCLI vCD Cmdlets

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Recently at Partner Exchange 2012 I presented with a colleague of mine Vladimir Goranov who is an R&D Manager at VMware and focuses on automation and PowerCLI. Our presentation was entitled “vCloud Infrastructure Automation – powered by PowerCLI”. In the presentation we took people through some basic reporting and Read more...

Using PowerCLI to export vCloud Director policy settings

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing Each Organization in vCloud Director has its own policy settings, these are defined when setting up the organization and can be altered through the  vCloud GUI, these define both the vApp lease periods and quotas of VMs which can be running or stored in the Organization. This can be 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...