PowerCLI Extensions – VMware Fling

A new fling called PowerCLI Extensions has been released by VMware Labs. The fling provides additional module for the existing PowerCLI version 5.5 What’s the purpose? This fling is provide modules for managing the the two new feature which were released in vSphere 5.1 VMware VSAN vSphere Flash Read Cache System Requirements Microsoft PowerShell v2 […]

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VM Advanced settings with PowerCLI

Applying VM advanced settings manually on each individual VM’s can be tedious task and need to Power down the VM to perform the activity. With the help of PowerCLI the task has been very much simplified with the help of cmdlet called New-AdvancedSetting I use the below script to to add the additional settings to […]

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Listing Memory Limits on VM’s using PowerCLI

A quick small post to list the memory limits on the VM and set it back to unlimited using a PowerCLI To list the VM’s which have memory limit configured Get-VM | Get-VMResourceConfiguration | where {$_.MemLimitMB -ne ‘-1’}  | Select VM,MemLimitMB And to set it to unlimited Get-VM | Get-VMResourceConfiguration | where {$_.MemLimitMB -ne ‘-1’}  | Set-VMResourceConfiguration […]

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Creating VM using PowerCLI

A quick post to build multiple VM’s using PowerCLI Import-Csv “D:Scriptsvm.csv” -UseCulture | %{ Get-OSCustomizationSpec $_.Customization | Get-OSCustomizationNicMapping |` Set-OSCustomizationNicMapping -IpMode UseStaticIP -IpAddress $_.”IP” ` -SubnetMask $_.SM -DefaultGateway $_.DG -Dns $_.DNS $vm=New-VM -Name $_.”VM” -Template $_.Template -Host $_.”ESX” ` -Datastore $_.Datastore -OSCustomizationSpec $_.Customization -Confirm $False-RunAsync:) } Input of the CSV file is as below Enjoy […]

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VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency – Whitepaper

A new whitepaper on VMware vCloud Director Infrastructure Resiliency written by Aidan Dalgleish and Alan Renouf has been published by VMware. Description VMware vCloud Director enables enterprise organizations to build secure private clouds that dramatically increase datacenter efficiency and business agility. Coupled with VMware vSphere®, vCloud Director delivers cloud computing for existing datacenters by pooling […]

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Creating Datacenter & Cluster using PowerCLI

A qucik one liner for creating datacenter and cluster using PowerCLI. We have good cmdlets in powerCLI which will help us to perform the task without need to open vSphere Client/webclient. To create a Datacenter we have cmdlet called New-Datacenter which will help us to create a datacenter in the vCenter. The parametes required are […]

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Share Files between Virtual Machines

Sometime there would necessity to share files and folders between VM’s and it would be a very simple if there is network connectivity between those VM’s. Think of a situation where you do not have network connectivity between VM’s and you need to share files and folders between. I will show couple of ways to […]

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VMware vCloud Director Organizations Training by Trainsignal

A new training course VMware vCloud Director Organizations by Jake Robinson has been released by Trainsignal. This course is review by Kendrick Coleman From the Author As both a vCloud Director user and provider, I found it difficult to find learning materials dedicated to the ones actually using vCloud Director. The internet is a mixed […]

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