Month: August 2016

VMworld Sneak Peek: INF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI

VMworld Sneak Peek: INF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI

This post was originally published on this site — VMworld Session INF8038 is going to be great regardless of whether you’re new to PowerShell or just in need of a refresher. The session will be packed full of information from getting your PowerShell profile setup to understanding the difference between a module and a snap-in, then starting down the path of using logic statements and even creating your own scripts. Check out this video by Chris Wahl to get a sneak peek on what to expect: Don’t forget to register for the session by way Read more […]

Gartner releases its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for 2016

Gartner releases its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for 2016

This post was originally published on this site —Last week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the year 2016. The Magic Quadrant for the year 2015 was released in May last year just like in 2014 (covered by cloudcomputing.info) while the Magic Quadrant for 2013 was released in August 2013 (covered by cloudcomputing.info). The Magic Quadrant aims to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants. The report details for each company in the Quadrant its Read more […]

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2016

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2016

This post was originally published on this site — It’s August, and that means the countdown to VMworld US has officially begun! Hopefully you’ve already registered. If not, what are you waiting for? We’ve got a ton of great PowerCLI and automation based activities lined up for this year, and some more still in the planning phases. Check back here often to keep up to date. Sessions Monday, August 29, 11:00AM to 12:00PM – Kyle Ruddy & Chris WahlINF8038 – Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for Your VMware Read more […]

Release: Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat

Release: Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat

This post was originally published on this site —Ansible is one of the four main players in the automation market, younger then the well known Chef and Puppet, has been launched in 2013 in Durham, N.C. and acquired last October by Red Hat. Ansible itself is especially popular within the developers’ community, thanks to its simplicity and agentless nature while Ansible Tower is its control visual dashboard providing centralisation, role-based access control, job scheduling and graphical inventory management. At the end of July Ansible Read more […]

Using PowerCLI to Configure Hosts

Using PowerCLI to Configure Hosts

This post was originally published on this site —We’re continuing the video series on learning PowerCLI tips and tricks. Previously, we’ve focused on an introduction, creating reports, and handling the VM lifecycle. We will now be focusing on the host configuration process. This is one of those processes that admins may not do on an everyday basis, but is a huge time saver once automated. However, the individual commands can be run at any time and not just during the configuration process. Using the New-VirtualSwitch cmdlet as an example, Read more […]