Tag: PowerCLI

Obtaining Specific PowerCLI Versions from the PowerShell Gallery

Obtaining Specific PowerCLI Versions from the PowerShell Gallery

This post was originally published on this site —The recommendation is to always be on the latest and greatest version of PowerCLI. However, whether it be for testing and validation or to possibly workaround an issue, there are instances where you may need to use an older version. The PowerShell Gallery has the potential to make this process incredibly easy when using the RequiredVersion parameter for both Install-Module and Save-Module. These cmdlets download and/or install the indicated module at the specified version. The issue, especially Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI Preview for VMware Cloud on AWS

New Release: PowerCLI Preview for VMware Cloud on AWS

This post was originally published on this site —It’s a big week for PowerCLI! We’re closing out 2018 with several new releases. The new PowerShell DSC Resources for VMware came out last week. PowerCLI 11.1.0 was released earlier today. Now, we also have a brand-new Fling to help bridge the gap between the low-level cmdlets already available and the high-level cmdlets that are so easy to use. The PowerCLI Preview for VMware Cloud on AWS adds 14 new high-level cmdlets which are used in combination with the existing VMware.VimAutomation.VMC Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 11.1.0

New Release: PowerCLI 11.1.0

This post was originally published on this site —As 2018 comes to a close, we have one more release for you in the form of PowerCLI 11.1.0! If you’re keeping track, that brings us to 6 official PowerCLI releases in the 2018 calendar year. To quickly summarize 2018: PowerCLI has gone multi-platform, added 2 new modules, added 25 new cmdlets, and supported new VMware product versions faster than ever! There were also quite a few other updates that involve PowerCLI, such as the Fling modules containing high-level cmdlets for NSX-T and VMware Read more […]

New Community Module for Tag Management

New Community Module for Tag Management

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere tags, in my opinion, are one the unsung heroes when it comes to VMware environment management. They’re extremely versatile. They can be used as labels. They can be used to group similar objects and/or multiple object types together. They can be used to apply policies. There are third party products also using them. I’ve seen lots of companies use them in lots of creative ways. However, automating their usage can be slow in some environments and not available at all in larger environments. Read more […]

Getting Started with Desired State Configuration Resources for VMware

Getting Started with Desired State Configuration Resources for VMware

This post was originally published on this site —Today, we are happy to announce a brand-new and open-sourced way to manage your vSphere environment. The Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for VMware allows partners, automation engineers, DevOps teams, and system administrators a new way to apply standard configuration management processes through PowerShell DSC and PowerCLI! Let’s take a walk through how we can get started using these DSC resources and apply our first configuration! Desired State Configuration Resources for VMware Read more […]

Improving PowerCLI Support with Get-ErrorReport

Improving PowerCLI Support with Get-ErrorReport

This post was originally published on this site —I am always surprised at the shock some people have when it comes to PowerCLI being supported by VMware! We highlighted this in a prior blog post: PowerCLI Support Breakdown However, in that blog post, there was one item that wasn’t covered which can really help streamline the process of receiving support. This item is a cmdlet by the name of Get-ErrorReport and it received a big update as part of PowerCLI 11. Let’s walk through an example of creating a PowerCLI support bundle using Read more […]

Updating PowerCLI Local OS Support

Updating PowerCLI Local OS Support

This post was originally published on this site —VMware PowerCLI has gone through quite a few changes over the past couple years. This includes what operating systems (OS) PowerCLI can run on! The most significant update was the addition of MacOS and Ubuntu. However, as the PowerCLI team continually evaluates which OSes we should support, there are also times where OSes need to be removed. With that said, in a future release, PowerCLI will be deprecating local OS support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is important to note that this Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 11.0.0

New Release: PowerCLI 11.0.0

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI has been moving at quite the rapid pace over the last 2 years. In 2018, we’ve been releasing roughly every other month to make sure we get the latest features, performance improvements, and updates available as quickly as possible. Well, it’s been two months and we’re not going to break this trend. Today, we are releasing PowerCLI 11.0.0! PowerCLI 11.0.0 comes with the following updates: Added a new Security module Added new cmdlets for Host Profiles Added a new cmdlet Read more […]

PowerCLI at VMworld EMEA 2018

PowerCLI at VMworld EMEA 2018

This post was originally published on this site — The schedule builder is live, so that means VMworld EMEA is almost here! Earlier this year, at VMworld US, we had an amazing amount of PowerCLI and automation-based sessions and we’re bringing a bunch of them to Barcelona! There are more sessions than last year, a re-vamped PowerCLI Hands-On-Lab including an expert-led Hands-On Lab, a solid set of community sessions, and the return of the fantastic Hackathon event. If you haven’t already registered, the time is quickly ticking away! Make Read more […]

Discovering VMs with Specific VMware Tools Versions

Discovering VMs with Specific VMware Tools Versions

This post was originally published on this site —A recent knowledge base (KB) article was released regarding an issue impacting a specific version of VMware Tools. The KB in question is 57796, which describes the possibility of a guest level network connectivity issues or even a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD). Before getting to the discovery process, I want to cover some of the specifics for this KB. I do this because we’re going to need to be aware of these as we build out our one-liners and the subsequent reporting script. The issue Read more […]