The Turtles Are Upon Us – The VESI

So one of the things that did happen whilst I was away, and that does bear repeating (as it’s not marketing fluff) is the Virtualization Eco Shell Initiative and their beta release landing (Thanks Virtua-al). The goal of the Vizioncore Virtualization EcoShell is to provide a freeware desktop application for novice and expert IT administrators[…]

PoSH Article of the Week! – Secure Credential Storage

While glancing over at PoSH today (the tiny turtle) I was inspired to do a bit of thinking and talking about using PoSH. Specifically the VI Toolkit, it really wouldn’t be blog worth otherwise would it? What I got thinking on, and what someone on irc clued me into, was storing credentials. Why store credentials?[…]

Where Did I Put My Tools? Are They In Sync? – Checking the VMware Tools with PowerShell

It’s 7PM, do you know where your VMware Tools are? Rather, do you know if all your VM’s have them installed and running? Here is a one-liner to check that with PowerShell: get-vm | where { $_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn" } | Get-VMGuest | where { $_.State -ne "Running" } | select vmName, State What this[…]

What VLAN is that VM On? Ask PowerShell!

When your network engineer, or other random folks are looking for some assistance in updating their vlan map Visio, or are generally trying to make their work yours (who doesn’t love to delegate) you can bash out this one liner against your VI, and instantly have a list of what VM is on what VLAN.[…]

Log Bundles, of the Virtual Center Variety

Things break. They always do. Chaos is inevitable. So how do you get insight into some of the chaos that was occurring in your Virtual Center when disaster strikes? Turns out, the VI Client makes this quite easy. After you get your Virtual Center service running again, connect using the VI Client. Once connected… well[…]