Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

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Did you know the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has file-based backup options? This ability was actually released in vSphere 6.5. However, there was one feature in particular that was missing: a scheduler. I’m happy to say that as part of vSphere 6.7, the VCSA received a backup scheduler! Recently, my teammate, Emad Younis released a Read more...

PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3 Has Arrived

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The PowerCLI team is back and at it again. This time with the release of PowerCLI 6.0 Release 3. This release has some minor updates for those who have moved to PowerCLI 6.0 Release 2. In this release we introduce a few fixes that were needed in 6.0 Release 2. What’s New: Read more...

Using VMware Instant Clone via PowerCLI Extensions Fling

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In the last post I anounced the new PowerCLI Extensions fling, which allows admins to leverage the Instant Clone abilities found in vSphere 6. Today I’m going to walk you through how to use it. Prerequisites To be able to fully leverage PowerCLI Extensions, you will need to meet the following requirements Read more...

Easily Access DRS Actions Logs with PowerCLI

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vCenter logs are one thing we all end up dealing with at one point or another. Knowing where to go to view the logs is part of the hassle, but what if it didn’t have to be? at least for some of the logs… Tell Me More Did I pique your curiosity? Well good! PowerCLI Read more...

Renamed Cmdlets in PowerCLI 6

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  One of the many enhancements found in PowerCLI 6 R1 is that several cmdlets were renamed. This was done in an effort to better align with Microsoft’s cmdlet naming standard and to be consistent across products. This will also help individuals learn the PowerShell and cmdlet names faster because of the consistency. So, what Read more...