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vSphere PowerCLI 6.0R1 Now Available

VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell that provides more than 400 cmdlets for managing and automating vSphere and vCloud environments. This release of vSphere PowerCLI introduces a number of new capabilities and expands on the existing cmdlets introducing cmdlets for connecting to vCloud Air and enabling hybrid management of both vCloud and on-premises environments from the same command line.

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The Technology Exchange Track @ Partner Exchange 2011

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Folks,

I was lucky enough to be the elected Track Owner for the upcoming Partner Exchange and wanted to share some sessions you as a partner might be interested in.

In case you did not know the Technology Exchange track is all about partner integration with the VMware platform. This track is for both Application Developers and vSphere infrastructure developers building solutions.

Take a look at our Session Catolog for complete Technology Exchange listings. This is also a great opportunity to learn the latest roadmap / product directions and meet the engineers and product management teams.

Hope to see you there.

for vSphere Developers…. 

Developers migrating to ESXi….

Session ID/Title: TEX-MGMT-100 A Developer's Guide to Building ESXi Management Solutions

Learn about creating new plugins using the next generation vSphere Client…

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-202 Integrate with vSphere Client and Join the Family

Use PowerCLI and vSphere SDK to create your own custom performance reporting tools – this is a must attend session for anyone managing large environments…..

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-300 Have it your way: using vSphere Performance APIs to create you own Performance Charts

for vSphere PowerCLI Administrators…. 

The PowerCLI Engineering team will present new features of PowerCLI and provide some best practices …….

Session ID/Title: TEX-IV-204 Managing large Scale Environments using PowerCLI

New session on using PowerCLI to manage VMware View…..

Session ID/Title: TEX-EUC-201 Automating VMware View 4.5 with PowerCLI  

for Application Developers / ISVs…. 

Session ID/Title: TEX-CLD-203 Leveraging the vFabric Cloud Application Platform for ISVs

Session ID/Title: TEX-EUC-200 Virtualizing Challenging Desktop Applications with VMware View

 

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Dont forget about our Labs…

 

We will have labs and staff dedicated to PowerCLI and vSphere Web Services SDK for both Java and c#.

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PowerCLI Universe @ VMworld Tech Exchange

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Folks,

Just thought I would make a listing of all things vSphere PowerCLI for people attending both VMworld and Tech Exchange.

Monday August 30th 2010

Tech Exchange for Developers

vSphere PowerCLI Engineering will walk us through PowerCLI and reveal some really cool things happening with PowerCLI and Onyx

Vladimir G. VMware vSphere R&D Manager

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Yavor B. VMware vSphere R&D Manager

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Session IDL PPC-11

Session Title: Automating vSphere Management using PowerCLI and Onyx

Tuesday and Thursday

VMworld

Alan R and Luc D blow the doors out of the event. Due to overwhelming popularity this session has been repeated. Show up early seating is limited, and dont miss out.

Session ID: TA6944

Session Title: PowerCLI is for Administrators !

Labs:

LAB26 – VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure, resources for using the toolkit, and a variety of scripts for performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Alton Yu

PowerCLI Booth

We will also have a booth dedicated to managing vSphere with PowerCLI and the vSphere APIs. Come and meet our Booth Representatives – (Sorry folks not what you think) The booth will be staffed with most of the engineering teams from the core SDK / API groups.

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City wide disruptions (PowerCLI Party)

We are planning on getting together on Monday night. Its looking like it will be the 21st Amendment. Stand by for more details.

This should be a great all around event for PowerCLI fans – hope to see you there.

Must attend Labs for vSphere and vCloud Developers, Administrators !

Folks,

Thought I would call out some great labs you might be interested in participating in when attending our Technology Exchange for Developers and VMworld event (either pass will get you access to our labs). Our labs will be staffed with our vSphere, vCloud API engineering teams so come by, take the lab, ask us questions or just say hello.

Hope to see you there for registration and more information:

http://www.vmworld.com/community/conferences/techexchange

LAB16 – VMware vCloud™ API

The VMware vCloud™ API is the key to VMware’s story around federation and ecosystem with the cloud. In this lab we will introduce you to the API and what it can do. You will use real world scenarios to explore the API and figure out when and how to consume the API with several different programming languages. If you are building a cloud then eventually you will need to know about the VMware vCloud™ API and this lab will get you ready for that. No prior programming experience is required although you will definitely benefit from general programming concept knowledge (methods, functions, etc).

Lab Captain: Mike Dipetrillo, and Mike Haines

LAB26 – VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure, resources for using the toolkit, and a variety of scripts for performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Alton Yu

LAB27 – VMware vSphere™ Web Services SDK – C# (.Net Developers rejoice)

This lab will provide hands on training for using the C# SDK in a VMware vSphere™ environment. The goal is to provide an introduction to the key concepts in using the SDK to automate and extend VMware vSphere™ functionality. Attendees will use the SDK to connect and perform tasks against VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware vSphere™, resources for using the API for performing common administrative tasks as well as extending the product functionality. Exercises will cover performing tasks based on VM attributes, performing actions on many VMs at a time, and exporting performance data etc. This lab does require some scripting/programming experience.

Lab Captain: Alket Memushaj

LAB28 – VMware vSphere™ Web Services SDK – Java

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend VMware vCenter™ for your environment. Attendees will use the Java Web Services API against VMware vCenter™ and ESX. They’ll walk away from the lab with a better understanding of VMware Infrastructure and resources for using the API while performing common administrative tasks. Exercises will cover automation based on VM attributes, bulk actions on multiple VMs, and querying performance data. This lab does not require programming or scripting experience.

Lab Captain: Gilbert Lau

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What does this image have to do with the VMworld Labs ? Nothing much, we just thought it was a cool car to feature.

Regards,

Pablo Roesch

vSphere Product Marketing

Official VMware vSphere PowerCLI Training: vSphere Automation

Folks,

Just wanted to highlight our latest vSphere PowerCLI Training course. This is a new and exciting course targeted at folks interested in automating routine tasks when managing large vSphere environments. And as everyone knows if you can automate a task you can save precious time which will allow you to focus on more strategic projects (or just get home early for once)

A big thanks to the folks in the VMware Training Organization for helping put this together and of course to Carter for contributing to the content. On that note I should also mention that we have found a new PM for PowerCLI ..(You heard it here first) His name will be revealed very soon so please stand by.

Enjoy our newly released vSphere 4.1 SDKs and CLIs

Best Regards,

Pablo Roesch

Technical Marketing Manager

Photo of the Week – Westvleteren + PowerCLI = Great Weekend

Folks,

Just a great way to end the week, wanted to post my favorite photo to help kick off a great weekend.

Big thanks to @LucD22, @afokkema and the artists brewing this special beer and of course the authors of these books. Great way to spend the weekend Westvletern Beer and PowerCLI .

Photo-of-the-week

Site back relax and enjoy our Automation Tools site

Relax

Folks,

Just wanted to share with everyone our new site dedicated to Automation Tools. These tools include the vCLI, vMA and the PowerCLI. These tools are designed to make your life a lot easier, and allow time for some good old fashion relaxation at the beach. Just to prove it I managed to photograph one of our actual PowerCLI users at the beach. No this is not Hal or Luc, but stay tuned we might be seeing more of them here in the next few weeks.

This site is a work in progress, so please be patient and if you have any suggestions please let us know.

On my to do list is:

– Better way to display sample code – a la pastebin

– Better way to create, share wiki docs

– More Guides

Book Mark: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/automationtools