Using PowerCLI to synchronize vCenter Notes with Active Directory description fields

Recently one of our awesome community members posed a question for a PowerCLI script to pull some information from Active Directory to update VMware vCenter guest attributes. This is the fun of our scripting community because we can save a lot of time by asking the question among members and often they have saved some … Read more

DiscoPosse VMUG Presentation (2012): Admin Scripting, Tips & Tricks

In spring 2012 I was lucky enough to be able to be a presenter at the Toronto VMUG. The presentation I gave was titled Admin Scripting, Tips & Tricks. This is a little blast from the past for me, and anyone who was there for it. The focus of the presentation is bringing some scripting, … Read more

It’s all about Progress: Using the PowerShell Write-Progress CmdLet

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 … Read more

A.K.A. – Using PowerShell Aliases

An interesting capability baked into the PowerShell environment is alias commands. Much like we can find in IOS (The Cisco one that is) and with other CLI environments, there are short commands available to save you some typing during your day-to-day scripting. Aliases can be found very easily with the Get-Alias CmdLet. The resulting output … Read more