PowerCLI is great tool, and the Team behind it surprises us on a regular basis with a new Release. With the v6.x generation we witnessed the introduction of Modules. And the Team keeps adding further integration with other VMware products.
With the PowerCLI installation comes a shortcut to a PowerShell sessions, loaded with all the PowerCLI goodness. And this is ideal to make your first steps in the wonderful world of PowerShell and PowerCLI.
But soon you’ll start using more advanced features of PowerShell. You’ll be scheduling jobs, running parallel workflows, start using PowerCLI in Desired State Configuration (DSC). At that moment, the simple PowerCLI session doesn’t cut it anymore, and even the Init scripts that are installed together with PowerCLI, will not give you the exact environment as you want it. Hence my Universal PowerCLI Loader!
I have been using a “Universal PowerCLI loader” function since quite some time now. I thought it was time to prettify it a bit, and share it with the community.
Continue reading Universal PowerCLI Loader
This post was triggered by a question in the PowerCLI Community around the ConfirmImpact attribute for PowerCLI cmdlets.
In PowerShell you can access the metadata of each cmdlet and extract quite a bit of useful information.
So I decided to have a look how I could use this cmdlet metadata to produce an alternative cmdlet reference for the PowerCLI cmdlets.
The list my script produces is NOT intended as a replacement for the excellent PowerCLI Reference. It is intended for those who already know what a PowerCLI cmdlet does but want to access parameter information quickly. It condences a lot of information in a spreadsheet.
In the My PS … series of blog entries this entry lists the SnapIns and Modules I use (regularly).
Note that the following list is my personal list and that it is definitely not my aim to list all available PowerShell snapins and modules. That would be a sheer impossible task, seen the abundance of the currently available snapins and modules.
Previous entries in this series were My PS toolbelt and My PS library. Continue reading My PS snapins & modules