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Setting Up vSphere Web Client SDK: A Few Mistakes to Avoid (DoubleCloud)

With the vSphere Web Client, VMware has really made the system complicated and slower. The extension mechanism is more flexible, but forces developers to use more libraries/frameworks/languages, therefore represents a much deeper learning curve than befor ...
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What's New in PowerCLI 5.5 R1 - Tag Cmdlets (VMware TV 2:44)

What's New in PowerCLI 5.5 R1 - Working with Tag Cmdlets.

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Using Tags with PowerCLI

The Tagging feature was introduced in vCenter Server 5.1 where custom defined tags can be categorized and added to any of your inventory objects in your environment. Tags can be quickly searched on and retrieved quickly. Multiple unique tags can be used ...
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Managing VMware with CIM and PowerShell

In PowerShell 3.0, Microsoft introduced the Common Information Model (CIM) cmdlets as a way of working with WMI information. The advantage was that instead of connecting to WMI over RPC and DCOM, which is not very firewall-friendly, we can connect using t ...
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PowerCLI In The Enterprise: Breaking The Magician’s Code & Function Templates

At today’s #UKVMUG I presented on the topic: PowerCLI In The Enterprise: Breaking The Magician’s Code. Below are the slides from the session:..

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Automate ALL The Things #vBrownBag Follow Up – PowerCLI for the Infrastructure admin with Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) 62:33

Alan Renouf returns for another #vBrownBag PowerCLI session, helping you Automate All The Things.  Alan shows us how to leverage PowerGUI to create PowerCLI to build scripts to monitor and automate your VMware infrastructure.

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Powershell one-liner to check log files search specific strings wait for updates similarly to tail -f

Today I want to show you how Powershell can be used to search log files for specific strings of text and wait for updates (similarly to tail -f in the old unix world). Before the arrival of Powershell this was a pretty tedious activity involving lot of lo ...
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Hacking VMware Private Python API for vSphere with a Quick Sample (DoubleCloud)

It’s not a secret that VMware has a private Python API or so called Python binding for vSphere API. If you haven’t heard about it before, no worry. Here is a link to Hostd General Architecture. Somehow it’s not publicly released as a product for customers ...
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VMworld PowerCLI Group Discussion–Part 4–Advanced tools and scripting

This is part 4, the last and final post covering what we discussed at VMworld in the PowerCLI group discussion.

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VMworld PowerCLI Group Discussion–Part 3–Launching and Using

Following on from the previous posts in this series, this post will take us through the group discussion held at VMworld this year and expand on the items noted during the session. This post will focus on what people in the session used PowerCLI for and ...
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Automate ALL the things #vBrownBag Follow Up – PowerCLI for the VDI geek with Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) Video 64:16

Andrew Leibovici talks about how you can start to automate VMware Horizon View, how it works, how to configure your environment, how to get-help and some examples.

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The PoSh DBA – Getting Airborne with PowerShell

Although, in a previous POSH article, we gave some reasons why DBAs should learn PowerShell, such as gaining more productivity and flexibility in administrative tasks, we must admit that it isn’t really that easy to give a complete answer to the question, ...
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VMworld PowerCLI Group Discussion–Part 2–Resources

Following Part 1 of these posts where we discussed getting started in PowerCLI I now give you Part 2 of the note taking by Nigel Boultonat VMworld in the PowerCLI Group Discussion. In this part of the session we discussed what resources were available to ...
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Launch PowerCLI with a Connection Menu

I get tired of waiting for PowerCLI to load and then typing Connect-VIServer over…and over… So I figured I’d do something about it. When I launch PowerCLI, I now get a pretty little menu that allows me to pick which vCenter server I want to connect to.

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PowerShell: Frame Command expressions in variables and execute the commands via Variable values

I often find the need to dynamically frame a command syntax and run the ultimate command:..

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Interesting Tidbit in #PowerCLI Release Notes

With last week's release - there was also an updated version on PowerCLI that was released as well. VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 Release 1 Release Notes I noticed something quite strange (personally I have not yet hit this bug - but I am sure it must hav ...
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Getting to know Powershell (Part 2 - More scripting!)

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Powershell. In our last article,  we went through a little bit of the basics of Powershell, went over some of the key additions and changes with PS 3.0, explained how PS deals with objects, and started exploring ...
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