Tag: PowerCLI

Getting Started with the PowerCLI Module for VMware NSX-T

Getting Started with the PowerCLI Module for VMware NSX-T

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5.3 was released a few short weeks ago and one of the biggest additions was the module to manage VMware NSX-T! This version of NSX provides network virtualization to not only VMware environments, but also multi-cloud and multi-hypervisor environments too. Before diving into the module itself, there are a couple things we should cover first. This module was released as a low-level, API access only, module. That means the module comes with the following cmdlets: Connect-NsxtServer, Disconnect-NsxtServer, Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.4

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.4

This post was originally published on this site —It feels just like yesterday that we released PowerCLI 6.5.3. Shockingly, it was less than a month ago when we released the brand-new module to help manage and automate your NSX-T environments. Yet, we’re back with another brand-new module to manage VMware Cloud on AWS environments as well as a bunch of new and updated storage cmdlets too! PowerCLI 6.5.4 features the following: New module for VMware Cloud on AWS functionality 14 new cmdlets added to the Storage module Several cmdlets have Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5.3

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5.3

This post was originally published on this site —I’m excited to announce that it’s release day yet again! We have a great new update for you with PowerCLI 6.5.3! Just a few short months ago, two to be exact, the last version of PowerCLI was released. That release introduced a new parameter, some new content library functionality for ISOs, and even new support for certain features. PowerCLI 6.5.3 comes packed with the following: New module for NSX-T functionality Addition of a ‘Create’ method when using ‘Get-*Service’ Read more […]

PowerCLI Support Breakdown

PowerCLI Support Breakdown

This post was originally published on this site —Is PowerCLI supported by VMware? Can support requests be opened about PowerCLI through MyVMware? Questions like these keep coming up at VMUG meetings and customer meetings. This shouldn’t be a secret! The 18 modules that are available for with the current release of PowerCLI 6.5.2 are covered under VMware’s Basic Support and Production Support scope. With that said, there are some areas in need of clarification. The coverage areas are around the installation process and cmdlet failures. Read more […]

What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways?

What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways?

This post was originally published on this site —When PowerCLI was converted to modules, it introduced the ability to pick and choose which modules are loaded. Taking it a step further, it also allowed users to specify which versions of those modules are loaded. Historically, PowerCLI was released as one large ‘bundle’ of modules, and was not a great release practice. This meant that even though most modules were not touched, we were still required to go through our release processes to get them out the door. This is not scalable when Read more […]

Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery

Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5.2 has been released! This is the second release of PowerCLI to the PowerShell Gallery, so it’s time to figure out how to update your PowerCLI versions to the latest and greatest. We’ll cover a couple scenarios: Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, installed online from the PowerShell Gallery Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, installed offline from the PowerShell Gallery Updating from PowerCLI 6.5 R1 or prior Updating from PowerCLI 6.5.1, Online This will be the easiest update process Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

This post was originally published on this site —The past couple releases have introduced some new and exciting modernizations for PowerCLI. We’ve moved from Snapins to Modules, leaving behind registry settings and the need for an installer and making packaging much easier. We then introduced you to PowerCLI installation through the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, making installation and updates a single command. All of these lead up to us delivering more frequent releases and more timely features and bugfixes. Only three months ago, we introduced Read more […]

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2017

PowerCLI at VMworld US 2017

This post was originally published on this site — It’s that time of year again, VMworld US time! There is a whole slew of PowerCLI and automation based sessions and events going on this year that you should be excited for. Hopefully you are already registered and have started adding these sessions to your schedule. If you haven’t, the countdown has begun and this year is not one to be missed! The following is going to break down the breakout sessions, group discussions, vBrownbag Community sessions, hands-on labs, and a very special Read more […]

Spotlight on the New DRS Groups and VM-Host Rule Cmdlets!

Spotlight on the New DRS Groups and VM-Host Rule Cmdlets!

This post was originally published on this site —We’re kicking off the first in a series of blog posts taking an in-depth look at some of the new cmdlets that were made available with the PowerCLI 6.5.1 release. This first post is going to be covering the cmdlets targeted at managing DRS groups and their associated rules. These new cmdlets are as follows: Get-DrsClusterGroup New-DrsClusterGroup Set-DrsClusterGroup Remove-DrsClusterGroup Get-DrsVMHostRule New-DrsVMHostRule Set-DrsVMHostRule Remove-DrsVMHostRule If you’ve never used Read more […]

PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough

PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough

This post was originally published on this site —We released PowerCLI 6.5.1 two weeks ago and the response has been incredible! The VMware.PowerCLI module is closing in on 4,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery and we’ve received a ton of good feedback. There seems to be quite a few questions and comments over this new installation method so I created a walkthrough video to illustrate the process for PowerShell version 5.0 as well as for versions 3.0 and 4.0. We’ve also collected the most common errors and issues during the installation Read more […]