PowerCLI 5.1 and the future

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Recently I have had some questions from people using PowerCLI, these are mainly related to confusion around the 5.1 release of VMware products and the way that PowerCLI works so I wanted to use this blog post to answer some of these questions but also to confirm that the future for PowerCLI is bright. Q.  Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 now available

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PowerCLI 5.1 is now generally available, as a reminder, in the previous post we gave you an update of what was new.  You can view that post here. You can view the official PowerCLI release documentation here or the documentation for the Tenant snapin here. From now on you will see two download links for Read more...

PowerCLI 5.1 – What’s New ?

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With the announcement of vSphere 5.1 from Steve Herrod at VMworld 2012 – San Francisco I wanted to highlight the new features which will be available as part of VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.1 Release 1. Background As with previous releases there have been many enhancements to PowerCLI, as users of PowerCLI will know, as part Read more...

Updating your hosts file

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Posted by Alan Renouf Technical Marketing How many times have you built a test lab, perhaps you are trying out nested virtualization, which is very cool by the way! Whilst doing this myself I normally come across an issue where my DNS is not 100% correct, normally I end up editing my hosts file to Read more...

List and Disconnect vCenter Sessions

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One of the first cmdlets people learn when starting out in PowerCLI is Connect-VIServer, this as you probably know allows you to connect to a vCenter server or a ESX/ESXi Host directly, this creates a session on the vCenter server until it has been disconnected using the Disconnect-VIServer cmdlet. But who uses the Disconnect-VIServer cmdlet Read more...

PowerCLI at VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas) UPDATE

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VSP2296 What everybody ought to know about reporting vSphere and vCloud environment with PowerCLI session has a repetition! If you haven’t managed to subscribe for it in the first time slot due to the high interest level from the audience, now you have the opportunity to attend the second one on Tuesday 4:30 PM. Read more...

InventorySnapshot – Automatic PowerCLI code

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At VMware, our engineers work on lots of pet projects in their spare time, and are always looking to get feedback on their projects, recently we started a new area of the VMware Labs site to allow them to share these with you.  We call these flings ! Why flings? A fling is a short-term Read more...

Managing vSphere Permissions with PowerCLI

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vCenter Server and ESX/ESXi hosts determine the level of access for the user by reading the permissions that are assigned to the user. The combination of user name, password, and permissions authorizes the user to perform activities on vSphere server objects. PowerCLI 4.0 U1 introduced a full set of cmdlets for managing vSphere permissions: Name Read more...