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...

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2019

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Would you believe it, VMworld is already right around the corner! This year, VMworld has all kinds of sessions related to PowerCLI. From the introduction and deep dive sessions to more specifically focused sessions on VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere update lifecycle, vSAN, and even Horizon View. There’s also a very special session given by 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...

New Release – DSC Resources for VMware 2.0

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The Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware was released late last year. This initial release was able to leverage the PowerShell DSC engine in order to declare configurations for a handful of ESXi host settings and a couple vCenter server settings. The response to these resources has been amazing! So amazing that over the Read more...

Moving a Datastore Cluster to a New Folder

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We often get lots of interesting requests about figuring out how to automate something. The latest request was about how to move a datastore cluster between folders. This is the type of automation action which probably doesn’t need to be used all that often and is more aesthetic in nature than anything else. However, the Read more...

Obtaining Specific PowerCLI Versions from the PowerShell Gallery

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The recommendation is to always be on the latest and greatest version of PowerCLI. However, whether it be for testing and validation or to possibly workaround an issue, there are instances where you may need to use an older version. The PowerShell Gallery has the potential to make this process incredibly easy when using the Read more...

New Community Module for Tag Management

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vSphere tags, in my opinion, are one the unsung heroes when it comes to VMware environment management. They’re extremely versatile. They can be used as labels. They can be used to group similar objects and/or multiple object types together. They can be used to apply policies. There are third party products also using them. I’ve Read more...

Getting Started with Desired State Configuration Resources for VMware

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Today, we are happy to announce a brand-new and open-sourced way to manage your vSphere environment. The Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware allows partners, automation engineers, DevOps teams, and system administrators a new way to apply standard configuration management processes through PowerShell DSC and PowerCLI! Let’s take a walk through how we can Read more...