PowerCLI 5.0 – Better than ever before

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With the recent release of PowerCLI 5.0 there have been some great new enhancements, not only to the core vSphere management snap-in but also to other areas of the 5.0 release. As you would expect PowerCLI has been updated to work with the latest 5.0 version of vSphere whilst still maintaining its support for previous Read more...

Ability to customize VI objects

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Introduction   New-VIProperty is commandlet that gives the ability to customize all VI objects and make them more informative. For example it is possible to add a property “OverallStatus” to each inventory object /VM host, virtual machine, resource pool, cluster, etc./ that shows the overall status of the concrete inventory item – green, gray, etc. Read more...

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out

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Hi all,  We are glad to announce that VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0 is out!!! You can download it from here – http://vmware.com/go/powercli. Check the release notes for the full list of new features and improvments. PowerCLI Team Read more...

Managing Virtual Machine questions with PowerCLI

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Greetings to all vSphere administrators out there! This post will illustrate another vSphere feature that is interesting from an automation perspective, namely – virtual machine questions. Virtual Machine questions are questions that must be answered before the operation of a given virtual machine can continue. These questions can arise in different situations. These situations are Read more...

Back to Basics: Part 1 – Installing PowerCLI

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The “Back to Basics” (B2B) blog post series will be showing people new to PowerShell and PowerCLI how to get started, they will be an ongoing feature on the PowerCLI blog and will cover each aspect of managing your virtual infrastructure with PowerShell and PowerCLI. To get us started we have gone back to the Read more...

PowerCLI Team Changes

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VMware would like to welcome two new team members which you may have interactions with when it comes to PowerCLI: Tsun-Tsun Ho Tsun-Tsun works as part of the Cloud Platform Extensibility & Automation PM team, Tsun-Tsun is responsible for our SDK/CLI portfolio around vSphere & vCloud APIs. Her focus will be to deliver our customers Read more...

Connect-VIServer usability goodie – the new Menu parameter

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Greetings to all PowerCLI users out there! In this blog post, I want to show you one of the usability improvements that we introduced in the latest PowerCLI release. Namely, the new –Menu parameter of the Connect-VIServer cmdlet. The functionality of this parameter is simple and useful – it lets you select a server from Read more...

HA Cluster Improvements

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PowerCLI 4.1.1 introduces three new improvements for HA clusters: Ability to edit advanced HA cluster settings Cmdlet that retrieves the primary nodes of HA cluster Set of new properties that contain runtime HA information The first of the new features is the ability to edit the advanced settings of HA clusters. There are four new Read more...