VSAN and vSphere Flash Read Cache cmdlets

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Today a new VMware fling has been released, and it’s fantastic!  By now I am sure you have probably heard all the buzz from VMworld and with the 5.5 release and announced betas.  Two of the most talked about technologies are vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) released in the new vSphere 5.5 version and also Read more...

Opening the Virtual Machine Remote Console through PowerCLI

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With the 5.5 R1 release PowerCLI got even better. With the introduction of the new Open-VMConsoleWindow cmdlet you can access the virtual machine console of both vCenter Server and vCloud Director virtual machines. To open a virtual machine console window, simply pass a powered-on virtual machine to the Open-VMConsoleWindow cmdlet: Get-VM “Win2k3” | Open-VMConsoleWindow As Read more...

VDS Export/Import with PowerCLI

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One of the great new features introduced in vSphere 5.1 was the ability to export and import the configuration of your vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) and port groups to a file. This gives you a quick restore method in case of issues or misconfigurations and also allows you to copy the entire VDS or port Read more...

PowerCLI Lab Online – Sign up now for the public beta

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If you were at VMworld in 2012 you may have attended the Hands on Labs (HOL), this is normally one of the most popular areas at VMworld as it’s a time when people can use the applications they don’t currently have installed in their own environments, they can use a virtual environment to follow instructions 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 and the future

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Recently I have had some questions from people using PowerCLI, these are mainly related to confusion around the 5.1 release of VMware products and the way that PowerCLI works so I wanted to use this blog post to answer some of these questions but also to confirm that the future for PowerCLI is bright. Q.  Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 Poster

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Following the release of PowerCLI 5.1 there is of course a new PowerCLI Poster, those of you who attended VMworld San Francisco may have been lucky enough to grab one of the few posters we had there, they went very quick and I’m sorry to the people who did not get one. We plan on Read more...