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PowerCLI at VMworld US 2017

VMworld 2017

It’s that time of year again, VMworld US time! There is a whole slew of PowerCLI and automation based sessions and events going on this year that you should be excited for. Hopefully you are already registered and have started adding these sessions to your schedule. If you haven’t, the countdown has begun and this year is not one to be missed!

The following is going to break down the breakout sessions, group discussions, vBrownbag Community sessions, hands-on labs, and a very special event returning for its second year!

Breakout Sessions

Monday, Aug 28, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Ariel Sanchez & Edgar Sanchez
SER2077BU – Achieve Maximum vSphere Stability with PowerCLI Assisted Documentation: From Buildout to Daily Administration: vSphere is the core product on which all other VMware technologies depend on. Adhering to the HCI, whether inbox or partner async, defining, documenting and verifying host and vCenter settings are critical for vSphere stability. In this session, we will talk about the experience and lessons learned of managing enterprise environments in a multi-vendor ecosystem, controlling settings drift when scaled to hundreds of hosts using PowerCLI, and producing relevant documentation that could not be produced otherwise.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Ragavendra Kumar & Devaraj Ramanjaneya
SER2972BU – Troubleshooting 101 for vSphere 6.x: Join us for an overview of 1) understanding the methodology of problem solving 2) recognizing the powerful troubleshooting tools available in VMware vCenter Server & ESXi server and 3) explore log files that help to diagnose and solve problems. We will also focus on how to make your day to day life easier by using vRealize Log Insight and bring automation using vSphere CLI and PowerCLI in your environment.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Dale Coghlan & Nicholas Bradford
NET2119BU – PowerNSX – Bringing the power of PowerCLI to VMware NSX for vSphere: PowerNSX is a PowerShell module that abstracts the VMware NSX for vSphere API to a set of easily used PowerShell functions. Working seamlessly with VMware PowerCLI, PowerNSX brings unprecedented power and flexibility to administrators of VMware NSX for vSphere environments. In this session, you will learn what PowerNSX is and the flexibility and control that it can bring.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Kyle Ruddy & Jake Robinson
SER2480BU – VMware PowerCLI 101: Becoming Your Organization’s Superhero: Automate any task in your VMware datacenter with PowerCLI: Kyle and Jake will demonstrate the “power” in VMware PowerCLI, taking you on the journey to make VMware datacenter management fun and efficient. You’ll learn how to craft information-packed reports of your datacenter, automate some of the most daunting GUI tasks, and connect with a community of thousands of PowerCLI users.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Luc Dekens & Alan Renouf
SER1875BU – The Power Hour: VMware PowerCLI 10th Birthday Edition: In this special edition of the Power Hour, marking the 10th birthday of VMware PowerCLI, Alan and Luc will not only bring you new features and deep dives but also show how far VMware PowerCLI has come and how it has evolved over the past 10 years. The deep dives will extend far beyond vSphere administration. The examples will demonstrate how to manage your VMware products with VMware PowerCLI in a consistent and user-friendly way.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Alan Renouf & Jake Robinson
SER2529BU – VMware PowerCLI What’s New: The Next Evolutionary Leap Is Now: Get the latest scoop on PowerCLI features and capabilities with Alan and Jake! Learn about the latest improvements of PowerCLI Installation and Upgrade using the PowerShell Gallery. We’re always adding new cmdlets to PowerCLI, and the latest release does not disappoint. We’ll share the breadth of everything new you can do with PowerCLI including added vCenter functionality, vSAN functionality and more. If all this wasn’t enough, we’ll also give an overview of multi-platform support and a technical preview of upcoming features.

Thursday, Aug 31, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Scott Driver & Kyle Ruddy
SER2614BU – PowerCLI 201: Getting More Out of VMware PowerCLI: Join us as we walk attendees through this demonstration heavy session and show how to make your code run faster, how to access the vSphere APIs for better control within the code, and utilize the features of the framework to script even the most daunting of tasks.

Group Discussions

Tuesday, Aug 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Kyle Ruddy & Jake Robinson
SER3041GU – VMware PowerCLI: Join this discussion to learn about and discuss PowerCLI with Product Management, Technical Marketing, and peers!

Wednesday, Aug 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Kyle Ruddy & Jase McCarty
STO1119GU – Automating vSAN Deployments at Any Scale: Join us to discuss some of the mechanisms and workflow requirements when deploying VMware vSAN in small or large deployments.

VMTN vBrownbag Community Sessions

Monday, Aug 28, 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Scott Driver
VMTN6601U – No Money, No Problem – Start Automating with PowerCLI: Do you build or do you buy? It’s a classic IT question, but for many, it comes down to budget. If you don’t have a budget, and all of the Open Source DevOps tools have you scratching your head, no worries! We will discuss some real-world approaches and actual operational examples that will help you get started on automating the management of your virtual machine and virtual infrastructure environments by harnessing the vast potential of PowerCLI.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Ariel Sanchez & Edgar Sanchez
VMTN6692U – Estabilidad en vSphere con FOSS/PowerCLI: This is the Spanish, version of the VMworld accepted talk “SER2077BU – Achieve Maximum vSphere Stability with PowerCLI Assisted Documentation: From Buildout to Daily Administration” with the same presenters doing the same content but in spanish!

Monday, Aug 28, 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Russell Hamker
VMTN6637U – Linked Clones with PowerCLI: Talk about the power of Linked Clones with PowerCLI. I will talk about the use cases that my company uses it for and for a few other use cases. This includes accelerating DevOps, spinning up Desktop VMs for uses when needed, and using Linked Clones to duplicate SQL servers for testing.

Tuesday, Aug 29, 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Justin Sider
VMTN6618U – PowerCLI administration with a Windows Docker Image: As a Windows administrator I continue to find ways to help improve my daily life as a PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI techie. One of the problems I consistently fight is my local machine configuration and managing the versions of my installed software. I recently transitioned to using a Windows Docker image to use as my runtime script execution environment. It allows me to customize multiple environments, CLEAN environments, quick deployment, great for remote sites, and its native Windows with full PowerShell.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Anthony Hook
VMTN6684U – Discover PowerCLI Without Documentation: Discover how to use PowerCLI and grab information based on a few simple commands. Learn how to figure out what kind of data is returned, and how to find what is available to you.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Brian Bunke
VMTN6639U – Vester: vSphere Config Management with PowerCLI: Did your predecessors and coworkers leave all of your clusters/hosts/VMs/etc. with uniform settings? No? Vester uses PowerCLI to report on differences, optionally fix them, and store your desired settings in a config file for future reference.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Jorge Torres
VMTN6634U – Como empezar con PowerShell/PowerCLI: Spanish Session – Join me to learn how to initiate and some first steps when learning PowerShell/PowerCLI. I’d like to encourage others to jump into the PowerCLI world and realize its great value.

Thursday, Aug 31, 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Justin Sider
VMTN6632U – XesterUI – A User Interface for Vester vSphere configuration validation: XesterUI is a simplistic web interface that completely wraps Vester. Simple to deploy and configure, this tool can be shared amongst a team or group of system administrators, preventing everyone from needing to install and run command line tests. I’ll walk through a basic scenario of how quick and easy this tool can resolve configuration drift on a vCenter implementation.

TAM Customer Central

Tuesday, Aug 29, 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Kyle Ruddy & Pamela Norris
TAM4528U – Get Started Automating Your Horizon Environment with PowerCLI: Come one, come all, and see how PowerCLI 6.5.1 provides Horizon administrators with the ability to automate their Horizon 7 environments. During this session packed full of interactive demos, you will see how the latest features and functionality can help automate daily tasks with some simple and reproducible commands. With the promise of some great conversations to be had!

Meet The Expert Sessions

Ever wanted to have a chance to sit down with your favorite automation guru? VMworld US is going to give you that chance! Make sure to block out time to sit down with our experts!

Host Session Scheduled Time Table
William Lam MTE4724-SER Monday, Aug 28, 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Table 4
Wednesday, Aug 30, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Alan Renouf MTE4723-SER Tuesday, Aug 29, 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Table 4
Wednesday, Aug 30, 1:15 p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Thursday, Aug 31, 1:45 p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Kyle Ruddy MTE4722-SER Monday, Aug 28, 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Table 4
MTE4721-SER Tuesday, Aug 29, 2:15 p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:15 p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Thursday, Aug 31, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Hands-On Lab

SPL181105U – vSphere Automation: Get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI: Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionality available with real world examples. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new about automating their environments.

Hands-On Lab – Expert Led Workshop

Thursday, Aug 31, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Kevin Steil
ELW181105U – vSphere Automation – PowerCLI Workshop: In this expert led workshop, get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionality available with real world examples. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new about automating their environments.

VMware Code Hackathon

Monday, Aug 28, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. – VMware Code
VMTN6722U – Hackathon Event

The VMware Code Hackathon was probably my favorite event from VMworld last year. This event encouraged any VMworld attendee to come, join a team, and complete some form of project or challenge. Attendees varied from vSphere beginners to highly skilled programmers. Everyone had a blast, there were some terrific giveaways, special guests, and so forth.

This year, the Hackathon returns and it is only getting better! I can’t reveal any of the secrets planned, but it is certainly going to be one of the best evening events that week!

Additional Information: VMware Code Blog – VMworld Hackathon is Back

What to Expect in PowerCLI 6.5?

PowerCLI 6.5 was announced last week at VMworld Europe and, while we are waiting for it to be generally available, we thought it would be a good time to give you an idea of what to look forward to in the meantime.

What’s New

VMware, with PowerCLI, was one of the early adopters of PowerShell and in the PowerShell v1.0 days, snap-ins were the only way to extend the shell for additional functionality. With each release of PowerCLI we’ve been progressing the switch over to using modules and with PowerCLI 6.5, it will be 100% module based! Thanks to all the hard work of the PowerCLI Engineering team, the migration is finally complete!

No More Snapins!

Core vSphere Module

The Core vSphere module has received a number of new updates too. The Move-VM cmdlet now supports cross vCenter vMotion. The ability to specify the number of cores for a VM has been added to the New-VM and Set-VM cmdlets. The last of the big updates to the Core module is that the Open-VMConsoleWindow now uses the latest version of the VMware Remote Client (VMRC).

Cross vCenter vMotion

VSAN Cmdlets

The storage module has been a big focus and has some major new updates as well. There are a lot of new VSAN cmdlets being introduced in this release. The ability to get and set VSAN cluster configurations, manage VSAN fault domains, update the HCL database, perform various VSAN tests, and a few other features too!

VSAN Cluster Configuration

VVol Cmdlets

VVols
Continuing on the topic of the storage module, there are also some fantastic new cmdlets added to also work with VVOL replication. We can now retrieve and sync replication groups as well as retrieving and/or starting the replication failover preparation, and even starting the replication failover itself.

Horizon Module

Last, but certainly not least, of the big updates to PowerCLI 6.5 is a complete re-write of the Horizon View module. The module can be ran from anywhere, instead of just on the View Connection server. The module is also installed with the PowerCLI installer. The module will give you access to the Horizon View Public API and there will be some advanced functions available on the PowerCLI Example Scripts GitHub repo upon release.

New Horizon Module

Summary

There’s lots of cool new features and improvements coming in the next release of VMware PowerCLI, and it will be released side by side with vSphere 6.5 later this year. Over the next couple of months there will be several blog posts posted which will highlight many of these new features and how to put them to use in your own environments.

PowerCLI at VMworld Europe 2016

VMworld Europe 2016

VMworld Europe is almost here! There were lots of exciting PowerCLI sessions and events on tap at VMworld US, and we’re planning to bring all that awesomeness over to Barcelona. There may even be a couple new things added to the mix, so you don’t want to miss out.

There’s some great sessions and a group discussion planned, as well as some Hands-On Labs that will be available all week!

Sessions

Thursday, Oct 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Kyle Ruddy & Chris Wahl
INF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for Your VMware Environment: VMware’s PowerCLI is one of the most complete, mature, and widely adopted extensions to the framework. It includes a plethora of functions that abstract the vSphere API down to simple and powerful cmdlets for operating your vSphere environment. In this session you’ll learn how modules, snapins, functions, and scripts relate to one another, how to install and configure your PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment, setup a profile, and begin writing PowerCLI scripts using safe, non-destructive starter code. We’ll also dive into exploring objects, extension data, and perform simple logic statements.

Thursday, Oct 20, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Nicholas Bradford
NET7514 – PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Management of VMware NSX for vSphere: Regardless of whether you are a Windows guru, or dream in awk and sed, there are powerful command-line and scripting tools as well as programing language bindings available to you for managing VMware NSX for vSphere environments. This session will take a light hearted, but informative, look at two tools that enable you to query, manage, manipulate and automate your VMware NSX for vSphere platforms.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Luc Dekens & Alan Renouf
Wednesday, Oct 19, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Luc Dekens & Alan Renouf
INF8092 – The Power Hour: Deep Dive, DevOps, and New Features of PowerCLI: Alan and Luc will present you with a state of the union for PowerCLI, discussing what’s new, what’s changed, and what it means for you. Be sure to attend for exciting news and tech preview features and demonstrations. With the rise of all things DevOps, this session will also show you the latest state of the community-driven VMware vSphere DSC resources, including why and how to use them, what they are, and what’s in store. This session will be filled with best practices, including fast(er) statistical reports and assigning SCSI IDs and payment card industry slot numbers. Don’t reinvent the wheel, just copy our code!

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Alan Renouf
INF8255 – Evolving the vSphere API for the Modern Era: Get an overview of the current vSphere API, some tips and tricks on how to use it, and also explore some of the different methods and tools that are available to a variety of audiences (vSphere Administrators, Developers, etc) when automating against the vSphere API. If you’re interested in Automation, DevOps, or Development, this is a must attend session.

Group Discussions

Limited seats are available for the Group Discussions, so sign up as early as possible!

Wednesday, Oct 19, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Alan Renouf & Kyle Ruddy
Programmatic Access to vSphere: API/SDK/CLI: Join this discussion to discuss programmatic access to vSphere including API/SDK/CLI, where to get started, how to use them, and where to use them.

Expert Lead Workshop

Wednesday, Oct 19, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM – Vinith Menon
ELW-1721-SDC-6 – Introduction to VMware PowerCLI: In this Expert-led Workshop, go hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionalities available in this exciting product. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new.

NOTE: This Expert Lead Workshop is a late add-on to the schedule. Please register via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W77FXJY

Hands-On Labs

SPL-1721-SDC-6 – Introduction to VMware PowerCLI: Go hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionalities available in this exciting product. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new.

SPL-1783-HBD-1 – VMware vCloud Air – Manage Your Cloud: VMware vCloud Air can be managed through multiple solutions depending on your needs and requirements. In this lab we will look at how we can connect to our vCloud Air environment through the vRealize Cloud Management Platform, utilizing the power of vRealize Automation to provision and manage workloads running in vCloud Air. We will also look at how we can use PowerCLI to automate tasks in vCloud Air. Finally, we will show how vRealize Operations can be used to operate and manage our vCloud Air environment.

VMworld Sneak Peek: INF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI

VMworld US 2016

VMworld Session INF8038 is going to be great regardless of whether you’re new to PowerShell or just in need of a refresher. The session will be packed full of information from getting your PowerShell profile setup to understanding the difference between a module and a snap-in, then starting down the path of using logic statements and even creating your own scripts.

Check out this video by Chris Wahl to get a sneak peek on what to expect:

Don’t forget to register for the session by way of the VMworld Content Catalog!

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2016

VMworld US 2016

It’s August, and that means the countdown to VMworld US has officially begun! Hopefully you’ve already registered. If not, what are you waiting for? We’ve got a ton of great PowerCLI and automation based activities lined up for this year, and some more still in the planning phases. Check back here often to keep up to date.

Sessions

Monday, August 29, 11:00AM to 12:00PM – Kyle Ruddy & Chris Wahl
INF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for Your VMware Environment: VMware’s PowerCLI is one of the most complete, mature, and widely adopted extensions to the framework. It includes a plethora of functions that abstract the vSphere API down to simple and powerful cmdlets for operating your vSphere environment. In this session you’ll learn how modules, snapins, functions, and scripts relate to one another, how to install and configure your PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment, setup a profile, and begin writing PowerCLI scripts using safe, non-destructive starter code. We’ll also dive into exploring objects, extension data, and perform simple logic statements.

Wednesday, August 31, 1:00PM to 2:00PM – Nicholas Bradford & Anthony Burke
NET7514 – PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Mangement of VMware NSX for vSphere: Regardless of whether you are a Windows guru, or dream in awk and sed, there are powerful command-line and scripting tools as well as programing language bindings available to you for managing VMware NSX for vSphere environments. This session will take a light hearted, but informative, look at two tools that enable you to query, manage, manipulate and automate your VMware NSX for vSphere platforms.

Tuesday, August 30, 5:00PM to 6:00PM – Jason Boche & Mike Matthews
STO8923 – PowerShelling Storage to the Extreme: With enterprise vendors providing rich PowerShell snap-ins to their products, just how far can you take these cmdlets? Combining VMware’s cmdlets with cmdlets for servers, storage, networking, and applications, can take the monotony out of day to day tasks, and ensure completion. But why stop there? They’ll take a look at more complex storage-based solutions that can be scripted into simplicity. Let your imagination be the limit!

Monday, August 29, 2:00PM to 3:00PM – Duncan Epping & Chris Wahl
INF8036 – Enforcing a vSphere Cluster Design with PowerCLI Automation: The amount of VMware vSphere data center, cluster, storage, and network options available to an administrator is massive. Even specific features such as High Availability and the Distributed Resource Scheduler have a ton of different configuration settings provided to meet the needs of your specific virtualized workloads. It can be a challenge, however, to audit the settings and best understand why they were set in the first place—especially as other administrators join and leave your organization! In this session, see how they take a look at abstracting vSphere configuration settings into declarative configuration files. Also, learn how to audit, track, and enforce consistent settings to ensure the availability and standardization of your vSphere environment.

Tuesday, August 30, 12:30PM to 1:30PM – Luc Dekens & Alan Renouf
INF8092 – The Power Hour: Deep Dive, DevOps, and New Features of PowerCLI: Alan and Luc will present you with a state of the union for PowerCLI, discussing what’s new, what’s changed, and what it means for you. Be sure to attend for exciting news and tech preview features and demonstrations. With the rise of all things DevOps, this session will also show you the latest state of the community-driven VMware vSphere DSC resources, including why and how to use them, what they are, and what’s in store. This session will be filled with best practices, including fast(er) statistical reports and assigning SCSI IDs and payment card industry slot numbers. Don’t reinvent the wheel, just copy our code!

Sunday, August 28, 9:30AM to 10:30AM – Vinith Menon
STO8267 – Hours to Minutes: Automated Provisioning and Deployment Using PowerCLI, vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator: VMware IT has a large project portfolio with over 60 remote sites that need to be provisioned with core footprint virtual machines (VMs). The deployment of these machines requires additional resources and expenses. VM lifecycle management and application configuration (creation to retirement) is time-consuming, error prone and involves manual efforts. The ability to automatically provision new infrastructure and reduce manual efforts is a vital building block to establishing an on-demand model for IT and to better serving the needs of the business by reducing costs and increasing efficiency. The VMware IT Tenant Operations team will discuss its solution using PowerCLI, vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) that reduces critical provisioning time to configure the footprint VMs from hours to minutes on the EVO VxRail platform.

Group Discussions

Tuesday, August 30, 5:00PM to 6:00PM
INF10730-GD – PowerCLI with Kyle Ruddy and Alan Renouf: Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices.

Expert Lead Workshop

Thursday, September 1, 1:30PM to 3:00PM – Jon Harris & Vinith Menon
ELW-1721-SDC-6 – Introduction to VMware PowerCLI: In this Expert-led Workshop, go hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionalities available in this exciting product. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new.

Hands-On Labs

SPL-1721-SDC-6 – Introduction to VMware PowerCLI: Go hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool, and then dive deeper into the functionalities available in this exciting product. Both new and experienced users are sure to learn something new.

SPL-1783-HBD-1 – VMware vCloud Air – Manage Your Cloud: VMware vCloud Air can be managed through multiple solutions depending on your needs and requirements. In this lab we will look at how we can connect to our vCloud Air environment through the vRealize Cloud Management Platform, utilizing the power of vRealize Automation to provision and manage workloads running in vCloud Air. We will also look at how we can use PowerCLI to automate tasks in vCloud Air. Finally we will show how vRealize Operations can be used to operate and manage our vCloud Air environment.

Find all the PowerCLI events at VMworld 2015

VMworld 2015

It’s that time of year again and as of today (July 21st) the VMworld Schedule Builder has gone live. So what are you signing up for? Before you answer that question, take a look at what PowerCLI activities are going on while you are there. Check back again before VMworld as we may end up adding other events to this page. Continue reading

PowerCLI Sessions and Activities at VMworld Barcelona, Plan Now!

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PowerCLI Sessions and Activities at VMworld

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VMworld is right around the corner and as many of you are finalizing your schedules we thought it would be a great time to highlight the PowerCLI activity that will be going on.

Below you will find PowerCLI Sessions, Group Discussion, and Hands on Labs that will be going on during VMworld. Any other updates/hangouts/activities related to PowerCLI that I find out about, will be tweeted with #PowerCLI.

GET READY FOR A GREAT VMworld!

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Opening the Virtual Machine Remote Console through PowerCLI

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 a result, the cmdlet opens a Web page containing the virtual machine remote console: Continue reading

PowerCLI Session at VMworld 2013 Barcelona

Following the amazing sessions at VMworld San Francisco and knowing that PowerCLI took the top spot from the VMworld sessions I wanted to again give you the information you need for VMworld Barcelona so you don’t miss out on the awesome PowerCLI content available.

The Session Builder is live on the VMworld siteand I thought it might be valuable to the PowerCLI fans out there to know which sessions and interesting PowerCLI related topics are out there and what is available to attend.

Whilst PowerCLI is mentioned in many sessions these are the hard hitting PowerCLI sessions which you will want to attend to get the latest and greatest information. I also know that a lot of the sessions have been changed and enhanced to include different content from the VMworld San Francisco sessions.

You may have also noticed that not much of the information from VMworld around PowerCLI has been blogged yet, after VMworld Barcelona you will start to see more of this information and some great videos and examples.

Sessions

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