My PS library

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

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TA2650 scripts – Part 3 – Checking cluster node configurations

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.

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TA2650 scripts – Part 2 – Using the profile XML file for SDK programming

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

TA2650 scripts – Part 1 – Profiling your vSphere environment

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