Using PowerCLI to Answer Virtual Machine Message Questions

Many people, who do not like working hard, but believe in efficiency, automation and working smarter.  Just like scripters. You’ll sometimes hear them say something like “Any process which is repeated once or more should be scripted”.  Thus my personal … Read More

Upload Media to vCloud with PowerCLI

This script is a way in which you can upload your media to your vCloud Director Catalog.it is a really nice script for those of us with many ISOs you need to put somewhere safe. Hope it helps: $isoFolder = … Read More

PowerCLI: enable SSH and configure ESXi host Firewall

Here is a post to help you be able to configure SSH to start automatically. This is done by PowerCLI scripts that hide the shell warning message and configure the ESXi firewall to allow connection from specific  IP addresses. You first … Read More

vCloud VM and VApp Backups with PowerCLI

It appears that at times snapshots solve it and asking the vCloud provider to set up backups is unrealistic, these examples will explain it: • Upgrades with testing could take longer than a snapshot can exist. • Temporary workloads may … Read More

PowerCLI in the Cloud

Those who are active with PowerCLI sessions at VMWorld, you may still be having in your mind the mention of a vCloud snapin coming soon. It is going to be the first Powershell snapin that allows administration of your hybrid … Read More

Power combined: PowerCLI and OVFTool

Combining two good things creates wonders. In this post I will show how to combine the automation abilities of PowerCLI with OVFTool. You first have to get some old knowledge. Open virtualization format was designed to be a universal packaging … Read More

dvPortgroup Inheritance

Someone may claim the default settings for portgroup inheritance in the dvSwitches, they may be missing in the vSphere client but they still exist and can be set in the API.The real problem was every new dvPortgroup does not have … Read More

Cleaning your vCloud Director Thumbnails (current.png)

  Thumbnail images are used by vCloud Director to give you a preview of the screen without opening up to the remote console, the dark side is when you migrate/svMotion a machine managed by vCloud Director, it leaves a folder … Read More

vShield Edge Version Discovery with PowerCL

It has become clear that when upgrading your vShield manager, the shield edge devices will not be upgrade until you restart them. Sometimes we are caught in a situation where you need to do manual  scheduled upgrades , then you … Read More

vCloud Director Snapshots with PowerCLI

Providers and users running vCloud 5.1 have access to take a single snapshot of your VMs.to be able to have all the fun you want with the snapshots in powerCLI you are going to need what I have in this … Read More