An interesting use-case that I’ve bumped into lately is where folks want to enable automation, but they also need to know when automated things happen. Email was the common platform for notifications, and still is, but there are many more organizations adoption Slack for day-to-day activity monitoring and building out interesting interactive ways to enable
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I’m all about running PowerCLI to replace GUI management. Every once in a while there is a requirement to access the ESXCLI on my vSphere hosts, and this is a classic task that is a multi-click process and if you’re using the old 4.x or 5.0/5.1 web client, you may find the process very tedious.
A recent change to my networking environment added the requirement to put different VM guests onto different VLANs according to their role. This is a fairly common configuration for a lot of virtualized datacenters. What is also common is that we don’t have the design fully prepared when we build our virtual infrastructure. Limitations of
Have you ever needed to use RDP to get to a server console for some local admin work and then been bounced out because there are already active sessions? Or have you had your Active Directory account locked out because of an open RDP session with the old password sending locks to the domain? Rather
If you are like me and you like to know how your task is going in a PowerShell process, this is a great little tip for you. I’ve got a number of long running scripts that perform actions against a collection or query. The ideal thing to have for these is some kind of progress
One of the most talked about processes in VMware environments is the process of shutting down. While we strive to create “always on” systems, the reality is that we will at some point have to shut down a vSphere environment for one reason or another. Whether it is a planned event, or if we have