Tag: PowerCLI

New Release: PowerCLI 11.2.0

New Release: PowerCLI 11.2.0

This post was originally published on this site —The first release of 2019 is here! Today marks the release of PowerCLI 11.2.0 and it is an exciting one. PowerCLI now has 21 modules, to ensure you can automate roughly any VMware product. We’re adding new, and more secure, methods to authenticate. There are also improvements to existing cmdlets so you can use the latest and greatest technologies alongside the newest APIs available. PowerCLI 11.2.0 comes with the following updates: New module available for VMware HCX Added support for NSX-T Read more […]

Getting Started with the HCX Module

Getting Started with the HCX Module

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI 11.2.0 introduced a brand-new module that allows us to easily automate VMware HCX! The VMware.VimAutomation.HCX module adds 20 new cmdlets to already existing count of well over 600 cmdlets contained in the entire set of PowerCLI modules. This is important because HCX is one of the newest technologies VMware has released and it has some impressive power. To give a quick overview, think of VMware HCX as a swiss army knife – a single tool with multiple options to move your workloads Read more […]

Configuring VMs For Opaque Networks

Configuring VMs For Opaque Networks

This post was originally published on this site —PowerCLI has a new object to interact with, thanks to NSX-T! The Opaque Network managed object gives us the ability to interact with NSX-T provisioned logical switches as though they are port groups. Technically, it has been available for a couple releases of vSphere but the functionality was really improved here recently. Last year we released KB 65149 that included code to create a new function, named Set-NetworkAdapterOpaqueNetwork. This function could be used to assign an opaque network to a Read more […]

Documentation Walkthrough

Documentation Walkthrough

This post was originally published on this site —Documentation is an important part of the automation and development process. When I first started using PowerCLI, I found the docs to be overwhelming and confusing. As my PowerCLI knowledge grew, I started to use them more and more. Instead of frustratingly browsing the multiple levels of properties that make up vCenter objects in a terminal, I found I could easily pick them out in the docs. As part of this blog post, we’re going to walk through the available documentation, which documentation Read more […]

Moving a Datastore Cluster to a New Folder

Moving a Datastore Cluster to a New Folder

This post was originally published on this site —We often get lots of interesting requests about figuring out how to automate something. The latest request was about how to move a datastore cluster between folders. This is the type of automation action which probably doesn’t need to be used all that often and is more aesthetic in nature than anything else. However, the interesting part is that, this request came from someone that found out they couldn’t perform the action in the UI. So, PowerCLI to the rescue! Move-DatastoreCluster PowerCLI Read more […]

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 […]