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PowerCLI – Globally setting VM Tools time sync and version upgrade options

Recently I was presented with the need to change the time synchronization and VM Tools installation options for a number of VM guest machines. While this is not challenging to do through the UI, I’m a big fan of doing everything possible through PowerCLI. And if you have larger numbers of machines in your VMware environment, those few clicks seem …

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Get-Started – The DiscoPosse PowerShell 101 series

With so much focus on PowerShell for systems administrators today, one thing I wanted to do was to bring scripting to the non-scripters. What I have found quite often is that many of today’s new administrators have not had any exposure to shell commands and scripting because they have not had a need to during early training. This is why …

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PowerShell cURL – Yes It Exists – Invoke-RestMethod

cURL is a tool we all find very useful, and if we are PowerShell users, we often want to have the combination of PowerShell and cURL. ¬†With PowerShell 3.0, one of the really great CmdLets that is available is Invoke-RestMethod. This handy little CmdLet allows us to now use the PowerShell scripting language to access HTTP resources using the native …

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Toronto VMUG – May 7th Event Recap

Today was not just another day in the world of me and DiscoPosse. I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at this morning’s Toronto VMUG session at the Toronto Convention Center. We had a great room of participants as always, and thanks to Angelo Luciani and the VMUG crew for putting together a great event. The session opened …