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...

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 Read more...

New Release: VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1

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I am pleased to announce that vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 R1 is now Generally Available to the public. With this comes new features and extensibility into Storage policy based management, Easily deploy OVF/OVA files with new configuration options, Support for newer versions of vCloud Director (vCD), vCloud Air, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), and more! Below is Read more...

Using vSphere Tags with PowerCLI

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With the new 5.5 R2 release of PowerCLI we introduced end-to-end support for the vSphere Tagging functionality. You can now automate Tag and TagCategory management, assign tags on objects and search for objects by tag. This blog post will give you an overview of the new functionalities and a couple of useful scripts: One for Read more...

New Release: vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 R2

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I am pleased to announce that vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 R2 has now been released and has some great new features.  In this release we take PowerCLI one step further and allow even more troubleshooting, reporting and automation of vCloud Suite products by introducing easy access to vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) APIs through the core Read more...

Using Tags with PowerCLI

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The Tagging feature was introduced in vCenter Server 5.1 where custom defined tags can be categorized and added to any of your inventory objects in your environment. Tags can be quickly searched on and retrieved quickly. Multiple unique tags can be used on the same inventory object creating granular metadata that can easily be grouped Read more...