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PowerCLI 11.0 is Out – Easy Update and Features Galore!

PowerCLI fans unite and celebrate as the launch of the latest edition is now public.¬† If you’re a reader of my blog then there is a good chance you probably found me from PowerShell or PowerCLI¬† content which also is a hint of much more to come in the next while. The first thing you will want to do as …

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Using VMware PowerCLI with Self-Signed TLS/SSL Certificates on vCenter

PowerCLI is one of the more popular scripting environments for VMware administrators and architects around the world, with good reason. It’s also something that newcomers to VMware environments often shy away from when errors are encountered. Hoping to save you some time and a few clicks by sharing the most common first error that admins may bump into.¬† Many VMware …

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Installing PowerCLI 6.5.x on Windows Server 2012 R2 after Find-Module Error

Now that PowerCLI is part of the PowerShell Gallery, you can install it using the native module installer…but there’s a catch. Windows Server 2012 R2 requires a couple of minor updates to get this process underway. You’ll know really quickly if you open up your PowerShell terminal or PowerShell ISE (as Administrator) and try the following command: Find-Module -name VMware.PowerCLI …

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PowerCLI: Enabling and Disabling SSH on vSphere hosts

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. PowerCLI to the Rescue My …