Tag: PowerCLI

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

This post was originally published on this site —Did you know the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has file-based backup options? This ability was actually released in vSphere 6.5. However, there was one feature in particular that was missing: a scheduler. I’m happy to say that as part of vSphere 6.7, the VCSA received a backup scheduler! Recently, my teammate, Emad Younis released a couple cool walkthroughs to the vSphere Central site to manage file-based backup and restore actions. Under the covers, both of these actions are served up by Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.1.1

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.1.1

This post was originally published on this site —It’s release day and we have another terrific update ready for you. VMware PowerCLI 10.1.1 includes some very important updates specifically for the Horizon View folks! PowerCLI 10.1.1 includes brand new support for Horizon View 7.5. This is quite significant because Horizon View was released just a few short weeks ago and had quite a few amazing updates as well. More information about the Horizon View 7.5 release is available: Horizon 7.5 View Release Notes There are two other notable improvements Read more […]

Configuring Per-VM EVC with PowerCLI

Configuring Per-VM EVC with PowerCLI

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere 6.7 was released a couple weeks ago and there were a ton of new features announced. However, there was one feature I was particularly interested in and that was Per-VM EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility). Giving a brief, high-level overview, EVC can be used to set a baseline of CPU features available to a VM or a set of VMs. In the past, this was a cluster-based setting. It was really nice because you could take hosts which didn’t have the same CPUs, use EVC to apply a common CPU Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.1.0

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.1.0

This post was originally published on this site —April has been a release heavy month for VMware. We have seen releases for vSphere 6.7, the entire vRealize suite, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, Horizon 7.4.1, and quite a few more. As of today, PowerCLI is being added to that list with the release of 10.1.0! PowerCLI 10.1.0 offers the following updates: Support for vSphere 6.7 Support for NSX-T 2.1 New VMware.Vim module New cmdlets for managing Auto Deploy script bundles Let’s take a look at those and some of the other updates. Updated Support Compatibility Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI 10 Poster!

New Release: PowerCLI 10 Poster!

This post was originally published on this site —The release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0 was another big one for us. As a result, PowerCLI is now available on Linux, MacOS, and Windows! As part of every major release, there’s a large number of asks for the PowerCLI poster and today we’re releasing it! The poster features a bit of a layout refresh which conforms to a more standardized poster sizing guideline, but still features all of our cmdlets, some basic examples, and links to helpful resources. PowerCLI Poster If you’re looking Read more […]

New Release: PowerCLI Preview for VMware NSX-T Fling

New Release: PowerCLI Preview for VMware NSX-T Fling

This post was originally published on this site —A new Fling has been released for PowerCLI! The PowerCLI Preview for NSX-T Fling adds 280 high-level cmdlets which operate alongside the existing NSX-T PowerCLI module. What do I mean by ‘high-level’ cmdlets? There are generally two forms of cmdlets available through PowerCLI, high-level and low-level. High-level cmdlets abstract the underlying API calls and provide an easy to use and understand cmdlet, like Get-LogicalSwitch. Based on that, you can assume the output will be logical Read more […]

Installing PowerCLI 10.0.0 on MacOS

Installing PowerCLI 10.0.0 on MacOS

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 10.0.0 was released just a few weeks ago and one of the key updates was the added support for MacOS and Linux operating systems. It’s still amazing to think about! PowerShell and PowerCLI available to users on OSes other than just Windows. Wow! Let’s put this to action and get PowerCLI installed on a MacOS system. Prerequisite: Installing PowerShell Core – Package The minimally required version for MacOS is PowerShell Core 6.0.1. There’s a couple different ways Read more […]

PowerCLI Docker Image Updated

PowerCLI Docker Image Updated

This post was originally published on this site —With the official releases of PowerShell 6 Core and PowerCLI 10.0, I am happy to announce that the PowerCLICore Docker image has been updated with all the latest packages! In the new build, we’re running the latest PhotonOS container, more streamlined than ever! Our PhotonOS team has been hard at work making it easy to install PowerShell on PhotonOS v2:tdnf install powershellIn addition to the latest PowerShell, we’re installing PowerCLI 10, PowerNSX, and PowerVRA from the Microsoft PowerShell Read more […]

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0

This post was originally published on this site —We are only two months in to 2018, but it has already been pretty exciting from an automation standpoint. Let’s review some of the big news. Microsoft open-sourced and released PowerShell 6.0. They also made it available on a number of operating systems, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS. Then, PowerCLI hit 2,000,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery! Today, we are releasing VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0! Let’s talk about the version change for a second. If you’ve been a PowerCLI user Read more […]

Getting Started with the VMware Cloud on AWS Module

Getting Started with the VMware Cloud on AWS Module

This post was originally published on this site —VMware Cloud on AWS is a new on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based environments plus access to a broad range of AWS services. PowerCLI already helps to automate your VMware Cloud on AWS tasks! This includes tasks such as creating SDDCs, adding or removing ESXi hosts, managing firewall rules, and so forth. The VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) module was released as a low-level, API access only, module and will feature the following cmdlets: Connect-VMC Disconnect-VMC Get-VmcService Let’s Read more […]