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How Can You Obtain PowerShell Training?

I had a former co-worker ask me recently how a company in Atlanta could obtain training in PowerShell. I wanted to share the info here as well. Don Jones of Concentrated Tech offers onsite training as well as other services Don was the lead author for the official Microsoft (MOC) courseware for PowerShell, and he’s […]

PowerCLI v5 is available today, download it NOW!

Run, don’t walk to vmware.com/go/powercli to grab the latest version of the world’s best PowerShell snapin. That’s right, v5 is out and you can grab it now! And the coolest part is that while nobody will have vSphere 5 in production on day one (ok, there’s a couple of you out there), PowerCLI v5 is […]

PowerShell Tip: Don’t forget the type!

So I’m sitting here building a bunch of virtual machines using PowerCLI. I decided to start with a spreadsheet into which I’ve collected many of the important things about a virtual machine: Since I don’t actually build VMs every day, and I haven’t focused on a build process (like I should, I know!) yet, this […]

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How to use PowerShell OSS as the Integrated Terminal in VisualStudioCode on OSX or Linux

Like PowerShell? Like to run it on OSX or Linux? Like Visual Studio Code as an editor? Well, for those of you in my small boat–you are in luck! 🙂 Here’s what it looks like: It’s not hard at all to get this working. I found a tip here to change the integrated terminal in VSCode to […]

Script to assign vSphere permissions for Splunk for VMware

I’ll write this up at more length soon on blogs.splunk.com, but in the meantime, here’s a script that I just wrote that will help you to assign the permissions needed for Splunk for VMware.

Windows PowerShell ISE v3: What’s New?

One of my most favoritest things about PowerShell v3 (which just hit release candidate) is the new Integrated Script Environment (ISE). Microsoft has come a long way, and while it’s not perfect (the 3rd party editors still have many advantages), this is the first version that I consider worthy enough to spend a significant portion […]

UCS PowerTool quick tip: Get-UcsServerVlan

Here’s a quick function to give you server (service profile) name and map it to NIC and VLAN using the Cisco UCS PowerTool: The code: http://poshcode.org/3391 The output might look something like this: Server Vnic Vlan —— —- —- bd-esx-01 eth0 BD-Net-01 bd-esx-01 eth1 BD-Net-01 bd-esx-01 eth2 Storage-NET bd-esx-01 eth3 PVS-Net bd-esx-02 eth0 BD-Net-01 bd-esx-02 […]

Proud to be a four-time vExpert!

The VMware vExpert program awards those who contribute “above and beyond” to the public body of knowledge about VMware virtualization. I’m not going to write a big speech here, but I did want to acknowledge that I’ve been re-awarded for the fourth year in a row, which is as long as the award has been […]

And Now, for Something Completely Different!

I am very happy to announce that I’ve taken a new job with Splunk! I’m going to be a Solutions Architect working in their Business Development Partner Application Development team for my buddy Brandon Shell. As a part of my new role, I will be using Python (and PowerShell wherever I can fit it in) […]

PowerShell Workflow, defined (V3 CTP2)

A workflow is a sequence of automated steps or activities that execute tasks on or retrieve data from one or more managed nodes (computers or devices). These activities can include individual commands or scripts. Windows PowerShell Workflow enables, IT pros and developers alike, to author sequences of multi-computer management activities — that are either long-running, […]

PowerShell Tip: Don’t forget the type!

So I’m sitting here building a bunch of virtual machines using PowerCLI. I decided to start with a spreadsheet into which I’ve collected many of the important things about a virtual machine: Since I don’t actually build VMs every day, and I haven’t focused on a build process (like I should, I know!) yet, this […]

PowerCLI v5 is available today, download it NOW!

Run, don’t walk to vmware.com/go/powercli to grab the latest version of the world’s best PowerShell snapin. That’s right, v5 is out and you can grab it now! And the coolest part is that while nobody will have vSphere 5 in production on day one (ok, there’s a couple of you out there), PowerCLI v5 is […]

Can’t make it to VMWorld and live in Atlanta? Come to our VMUG!

The Atlanta VMUG is gearing up for its huge annual event at the Georgia World Congress Center this October 24th! You can register for the one-day event at myvmug.org. They have not yet posted the agenda, but one thing that I know they will be have there is me talking about PowerCLI. I haven’t yet […]