With VMware vCenter you get a feature-rich free product called VMware vCenter Converter. One of the things you can do with the Convertor product is to read disk images created by VMware Consolidated Backup and import them in a vCenter. In the current release the Convertor doesn’t come with any support for the PowerCLI automation tools but that doesn’t mean we can’t use the Convertor from our PowerShell scripts. Continue reading Automating Converter Enterprise jobs with PS
As a follow-up to my My PS toolbelt entry this article gives an overview of my current PowerShell/PowerCLI library. The library is a collection of actual books and Internet links that I reference quite regularly. The order in which books and links are listed does not indicate any preference from my side.
Update August 6th 2011: updated the list of books
A question I get quite regularly is what tools and utilities do I use for developing PowerShell and PowerCLI scripts. The following list should shed a bit of light. A warning, this is my personal selection of tools and utilities and it is not my intention to convince anyone to switch to any of the tools mentioned. Continue reading My PS toolbelt
With the cluster profile XML file created in TA2650 scripts – Part 1 – Profiling your vSphere environment you can verify the configuration of the nodes against a reference node.
The XML file that can be created with the script from TA2650 scripts – Part 1 – Profiling your vSphere environment can also be used to assist you when you need to use the SDK. Continue reading TA2650 scripts – Part 2 – Using the profile XML file for SDK programming
During VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, Hal Rottenberg and myself presented a session called “TA2650 – Take PowerCLI to the Next Level”. During the session we promised to publish the scripts we showed (and those we did not show due to lack of time).
This is part 1 of these scripts. This script shows and explains how I used PowerShell to export the configuration of my vSphere environment, or part of it, to an XML file. Continue reading TA2650 scripts – Part 1 – Profiling your vSphere environment