Introduction to PowerCLI

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Here at VMware we still get questions from people who are starting out with PowerCLI, To make sure everyone is aware of the power that is available to system administrators in PowerCLI we wanted to create the below introduction which answers some of the frequent questions we receive when people start out on their journey Read more...

Retrieving vCloud Director VM Hard Disk size

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I was asked recently if we were able to retrieve the disk space of a VM in vCloud Director through PowerCLI, on checking this I found that it is not currently part of the CIVM object and also there is currently no Get-HardDisk cmdlet equivalent like in the vSphere snapin. After looking through the REST Read more...

Back to Basics: Connecting to vCenter or a vSphere Host

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Following my previous post which took you through the install of PowerCLI I thought it was time to add another back to basics (B2B) post and show how to take the first step in using PowerCLI… Connecting to your vCenter or vSphere host. Yes, PowerCLI can be used to connect to both vCenter and also Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 Release 2 Now Available

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PowerCLI 5.1 Release 2 has now been released and can be downloaded here.  As always you will find some great new features, bug fixes and enhancements which make PowerCLI even better than before… I know its hard to believe but its true. VDS Cmdlets Whenever I would ask the question at VMUG’s or VMWorld, “What Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 now available

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PowerCLI 5.1 is now generally available, as a reminder, in the previous post we gave you an update of what was new.  You can view that post here. You can view the official PowerCLI release documentation here or the documentation for the Tenant snapin here. From now on you will see two download links for Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 – What’s New ?

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With the announcement of vSphere 5.1 from Steve Herrod at VMworld 2012 – San Francisco I wanted to highlight the new features which will be available as part of VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.1 Release 1. Background As with previous releases there have been many enhancements to PowerCLI, as users of PowerCLI will know, as part Read more...

Automating creation of vCD Organizations, Users and Org vDCs

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing In Part 1 of this blog series I wrote about how I presented together with a colleague of mine Vladimir Goranov at Partner Exchange 2012.  I already showed you the reporting script and demonstration on how to create graphs straight from PowerCLI which detail the resources and statistics in 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...