Cloud Service Module for User Management

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The new Cloud Services module in PowerCLI 12 introduces cmdlets for easy user management automation of the VMware Cloud Services Platform.  This will let you use PowerCLI to manage users for services such as VMware Cloud on AWS.  The new cmdlets in the CloudServices module are:  Connect-Vcs  Get-VcsOrganizationRole  Get-VcsService  Get-VcsServiceRole  Get-VcsUser  Get-VcsUserInvitation  New-VcsUserInvitation  Remove-VcsUser  Remove-VcsUserInvitation  Read more...

PowerCLI Docker Image Updated

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With the official releases of PowerShell 6 Core and PowerCLI 10.0, I am happy to announce that the PowerCLICore Docker image has been updated with all the latest packages! In the new build, we’re running the latest PhotonOS container, more streamlined than ever! Our PhotonOS team has been hard at work making it easy to Read more...

PowerCLI Beta

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The PowerCLI Beta containing support for MacOS and Linux is LIVE! How to participate: Log in to the VMware Community and read this first! Join the Community discussions in the beta forum Join us on VMware {Code} Slack in the #PowerCLI channel! That’s it for now! Happy Automating! ❤️Jake Read more...

Windows Defender reports false positive for PowerShell Modules

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Over the weekend, Microsoft released a Windows Defender signature file that falsely reports many PowerShell modules, including PowerCLI as containing a virus. This is a FALSE POSITIVE widely affecting the PowerShell community. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/40fa56dd-b73f-456a-9d97-cdb4500bc7ed/latest-updates-indicated-peasectoa-infection-?forum=WindowsDefenderATPPreview There is no official statement from Microsoft yet, but the PowerCLI community on VMware {Code} has been working overtime! Here’s what you Read more...

Powershell Core 6.0 Released

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It’s an exciting time for infrastructure automation! PowerShell Core 6.0 enables us to use the same amazing automation framework on Mac and Linux, opening the door for many more automation opportunities in your infrastructure. I want to personally congratulate everyone at Microsoft and the PowerShell community that made this dream a reality. The amount of Read more...

Thoughts around PowerCLI and the Powershell Gallery

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I am *very* excited to share some thoughts and possibilities for PowerCLI. Packaging and Installation are big areas we have been looking at. We have heard loud and clear that our customers wanted to embrace modules and in our recent releases we have moved away from snapins into modules. We’re now looking at how we package the modules Read more...

Waiting for OS customization to complete

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Posted by Vitali Baruh PowerCLI QE team Provisioning of new virtual machines often includes Operating System (OS) customization. A typical provisioning workflow could look like this: 1.  Clone a virtual machine from a template and specify a customization specification 2.  Start the VM. This triggers the customization process 3.  Wait for the customization to complete Read more...

Be efficient – Virtualize & automate your test environment

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Posted by Leni Kirilov PowerCLI QE team Why would I want to virtualize my test environment? Can I do it easily? How can I automate а virtualized environment? What about the configuration? Is there anything more I can automate? In this post you will have a chance to learn directly from the team building these Read more...

Retrieving License keys from Multiple vCenters

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing A question I receive all the time is: How can I list all license keys I have for all of my Virtual Centers in my Infrastructure ?   Luckily PowerCLI enables us to work with multiple vCenters all at one, we can connect to many vCenters or hosts and Read more...

vSphere 5.0 Automation with PowerCLI

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing At the end of last year, December the 9th 2011 to be exact, I was lucky enough to present at the Dutch VMUG with Luc Dekens who is known very well in the PowerCLI Community and for his excellent PowerCLI blog over at Lucd.Info Our presentation was entitled “vSphere Read more...