Tag: PowerCLI

Thoughts around PowerCLI and the Powershell Gallery

Thoughts around PowerCLI and the Powershell Gallery

This post was originally published on this site —I am *very* excited to share some thoughts and possibilities for PowerCLI. Packaging and Installation are big areas we have been looking at. We have heard loud and clear that our customers wanted to embrace modules and in our recent releases we have moved away from snapins into modules. We’re now looking at how we package the modules and deliver them to our users. One possibility would be releasing PowerCLI exclusively from the Powershell Gallery, the central repository for Powershell Read more […]

Using PowerCLI for Distributed Switch Management

Using PowerCLI for Distributed Switch Management

This post was originally published on this site —We’re excited to release another video in the series on PowerCLI tips and tricks! This time we’re covering how to use PowerCLI for distributed switch management. This video shows how to perform the following tasks easily: Creating a vSphere Distributed Switch Adding Hosts to the Created vSphere Distributed Switch Creating Distributed Port Groups Creating a VMKernel NIC with vMotion Enabled Creating a VMKernel NIC with Fault Tolerance Enabled Backing Up a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration Restoring Read more […]

vSphere API Access Comparison – Lightboard Style

vSphere API Access Comparison – Lightboard Style

This post was originally published on this site —A question keeps coming up more and more often around accessing the vSphere API with PowerCLI. The conversation is normally centered around when to use Get-View versus when referencing an object’s ExtensionData property should be used. This provided a great opportunity to create a lightboard video to highlight the different methods: To answer the actual question though, the choice is yours. You get access to the same information available by the vSphere API either way! The post vSphere API Read more […]

New Release: Learning PowerCLI – Second Edition Book

New Release: Learning PowerCLI – Second Edition Book

This post was originally published on this site —Recently, the new book Learning PowerCLI – Second Edition was published by Packt Publishing. Learning PowerCLI – Second Edition contains 517 pages of PowerCLI goodness. The book starts with downloading and installing PowerCLI. It continues with basic PowerCLI concepts, and working with PowerShell objects. Managing vSphere host, virtual machines, virtual networks, storage, high availability, clusters, and vCenter Server are the following topics. After patching ESXi hosts and upgrading Read more […]

Getting Started with PowerCLI for Horizon View

Getting Started with PowerCLI for Horizon View

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5 introduced a brand new, completely re-written, module for Horizon View that is leaps and bounds better than the prior release. As an automation fanatic and former View administrator, PowerCLI’s offering for Horizon View has always been an important part of my toolbox. Graeme Gordon, a Senior EUC Architect on our EUC Technical Marketing team, has created a terrific video on how to get started using this new module that we recommend checking out. Watch the Video Also, here’s Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 Poster!

New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 Poster!

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 6.5 was a big release for us. We changed the name to reflect that we’re doing a bit more than just vSphere these days, we fully converted our snap-ins to modules, and so many more upgrades and updates. There are always a lot of asks for it with every release, so I am extremely happy to finally announce the release of the VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1 poster! The poster features a bit of a new layout, but still features all of our cmdlets and some associated examples. It also calls out the Read more […]

Help Shape PowerCLI’s Future – Poll

Help Shape PowerCLI’s Future – Poll

This post was originally published on this site —Community feedback has always played an important role in how PowerCLI has evolved and improved. Whether it’s the desire to convert from snapins to modules, adding additional functionalities to existing cmdlets, or creating brand new cmdlets and modules, the feedback we receive has always been extremely important. This time we have an ask to help shape the future of PowerCLI’s packaging, installation, and upgrade process in the form of an online poll available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HGQDJFQ Giving Read more […]

Welcoming a New Member to the Team

Welcoming a New Member to the Team

This post was originally published on this site —Jake Robinson (right) with PowerShell “father”, Jeffrey Snover (left)I’d like to welcome someone new to the PowerCLI team: Jake Robinson. Jake is our new Senior Product Manager for Automation Frameworks and CLIs. This means he’s going to be spending a lot of time focusing on the future of PowerCLI! Jake has been long been a PowerCLI user. He’s even presented PowerCLI sessions at VMware and PowerShell User Groups as well as vBrownBag. In his spare time, Jake enjoys Read more […]

Spotlight on the Move-VM Cmdlet including PowerCLI 6.5 Enhancements

Spotlight on the Move-VM Cmdlet including PowerCLI 6.5 Enhancements

This post was originally published on this site —VMware PowerCLI 6.5’s release introduced a lot of new cmdlets and improvements to existing cmdlets. One of my favorite improved cmdlets has to be Move-VM. Move-VM was already a very versatile cmdlet before this new release. It could be used to move a VM between hosts, datastores, resource pools, clusters, to new folders, to a vApp, and so forth. Now, with PowerCLI 6.5 R1, Move-VM can move VMs between vCenters! We can even take that a step further, Move-VM can move VMs to vCenters which are Read more […]

Saying Farewell to Snapins!

Saying Farewell to Snapins!

This post was originally published on this site —One of the key improvements to the VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1 release is the absence of PowerShell snapins. All of the remaining snapins have been converted to modules! Snapin History If you don’t know why this is such a big deal, let me take a second to cover some history on snapins. Going back to the days of PowerShell version 1, snapins were the only way to extend the shell, or add additional features and functionalities. The issue with snapins begin due to how they can only be written in a Read more […]