Brad Christian (@bchristian21) presents on using PowerShell to automate VMware View Pool creation and user provisioning, including Floating Linked Clones, Replica Tiering, AD group creation and entitlements. This method can have a new PowerShell user automating VMware View in under an hour just by filling out a few variables in a spreadsheet. See http://vhipster.com/2013/03/28/vbrownbag/ for the slide[…]
As much as I loathe love VMware’s PDF documentation, I always get the warm and fuzzies when I happen upon something like this. An online reference for the vSphere CLI (vCLI) commands. Enjoy!
This came up on #VMware on Freenode this weekend. Basically the concern was “How do I Backup my ESXi USB Key?” Other than ripping the USB key out of a production machine… how was the user to do this? Well, vMA and the vCLI provide a method for this: Backing up your ESXi Configuration: To[…]
In trying to get used to ESXi and it’s console-less nature I’ve been forcing myself to use the vCLI or PowerCLI to do things. Along the way I’ve learned that the vCLI is generally really well though out, if different. Here is an example of this: Setting up a vNetwork Standard Switch (vSwitch) using PowerCLI[…]