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
Continue reading My PS library →
Carter Shanklin and his development team are doing a wonderful job with PowerCLI. The number of available cmdlets keeps growing with each new build they publish.
But sometimes one of the PowerCLI cmdlets is missing a parameter you would like to use or has a parameter you don’t want to use in your environment. With the advent of PowerShell v2 you can now customise the PowerCLI cmdlets to your liking with the help of proxy cmdlets.
Continue reading TA2650 scripts – Part 5 – Proxy cmdlets – customise the PowerCLI cmdlets →
When you are using NIC Teaming you have a number of possible options to define the failover criteria. The failover criteria define when a NIC Team will switch from an active to a standby NIC. When you examine the HostNicFailureCriteria object in the API Reference Guide, you will notice that there are more criteria available than those that are accessible through the vSphere Client. Continue reading TA2650 scripts – Part 4 – NIC Teaming – “hidden” failure criteria →
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 →