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Going to PEX? Let’s meet up!

Are you headed to VMware Partner Exchange next week?


I will be leading a session on Thursday:

2/5/15 (Thursday) 9:00 AM – Moscone West, Room 2008
There are still a few Continue reading

vRealize Automation (vRA) 6.2 Pre-Req Automation Script (Formerly vCAC)

As the Pre-Req Automation Script has been such a hit over the past 12 months I continue to update it for the requirements of each release of vCloud Automation Center and now vRealize Automation. I have received scores of emails and tweets telling me how it saved the users hours of hassle. And so here I am, releasing a Pre-Req Automation Script for vRA 6.2 which is now Generally Available on MyVMware.

The new version can be grabbed from Github HERE. For those that are new to Github you CANNOT just right-click on this link and hit ‘save as’. that will not work. You will want to click on the file, choose “Raw” and copy the script to a .ps1 file on your machine. (There were several comments on my previous blogs about the confusion of downloading the script)

How to use the script

There are a few new options in this script that I added last version, but didn’t take the time to really blog about. So let’s get into it. If the script is run “out of the box” you’ll be presented with something like this:

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Feature: PowerCLI 5.8 r1 – Filtering by Tags

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What are tags?

For those of you just starting with tags, tags are a relatively new function to allow users to add metadata to objects allowing those objects to be categorized. This means that by adding tags, objects in your virtual environment can be more sortable/searchable.

What would I Continue reading

VCAC 6.1 Pre-req Automation Script Released!

As many of you are now seeing the announcement that vCloud Automation Center 6.1 is GA, you will most likely already be downloading the bits. Let me save you all some time once again with the latest Prerequisite Automation Script.

What’s New: Continue reading

Automate Log Insight Content Packs with PowerCLI


Not too long ago I wrote a blog article on my blog www.vtagion.com about automating the deployment and configuration of Log Insight using PowerCLI. I’ve had many people ask if there is a way to automate the import process of Content Packs as well. Is it Possible? Continue reading

Automating Sysprep File Transfer to vCenter

I was at my local Salt Lake City VMware User Group (VMUG) last week doing a Q&A when one of the users mentioned it is painful to only be able to upload one Sysprep file at a time to vCenter. I wanted to take the time to address this for him as well as any of you who may have the same issue.

Problem: uploading Sysprep files to vCenter only allows for one file upload at a time. Continue reading