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vCloud PowerCLI

vCloud PowerCLI scripts

I have started to create this page to collate the number of growing vCloud PowerCLI scripts available. It is designed to make it easy for you to find the scripts you are looking for. If you have any scripts published on your blogs or know of any useful scripts, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list. vCloud PowerCLI scripts list   Show-vCloudStats Timo Sugliani vCheck for vCloud Director Alan Renouf  Install software in Isolated Machines Aidan Dalgleish Retrieving vCloud Director VM Hard Disk size Alan Renouf Simple VM reporting in vCloud with PowerCLI Jake Robinson Setting default VDSwitch security for vCloud with PowerCLI Jake Robinson Youtube – vCloud Director PowerCLI basic usage VMwareTV Deploying a vApp in vCD from a catalog using PowerCLI – Part Two (the lab use case) Clint Kitson PowerCLI script to list expired vApp info Kicking Waterbottles Change vCloud vApp/VM Storage Profile […]

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vCloud Disaster Recovery White paper published

Alan Renouf and Aidan Dalgleish have written a white paper on how to automate the failover of your vCloud environment. This case study is a really interesting read, with some really cool concepts in it. Definite recommended reading for anyone looking to automate the disaster recovery of there vCloud infrastructure and provide business continuity. Click here to read the whitepaper VMware vCloud Director® enables enterprise organizations to build secure private clouds that dramatically increase datacenter efficiency and business agility. Coupled with VMware vSphere®, vCloud Director delivers cloud computing for existing datacenters by pooling vSphere virtual resources and delivering them to users as catalog-based services. It helps users build agile infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud environments that greatly accelerate the time to market for applications and the responsiveness of IT organizations. Resiliency is a key aspect of any infrastructure, it is even more important in IaaS solutions. This technical paper was developed to […]

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Auto Deploy GUI fling

Auto Deploy GUI fling

Back in February Max Daneri released his Auto Deploy GUI fling.  This builds on the success of his PXE Manager fling released last year.  Lots of other blogs have already reported this fling, but I have been asked three times this week where they can download it from.  I will be writing a blog post soon on how to actually use this fling, much the same way I did with Max’s PXE Manager. Auto Deploy GUI is a front end interface to the Auto Deploy/Stateless infrastructure. Features The Auto Deploy GUI is a vSphere plug-in for the VMware vSphere Auto Deploy component. The GUI plug-in allows a user to easily manage the setup and deployment requirements in a stateless environment managed by Auto Deploy. Some of the features provided through the GUI include the ability to add/remove Depots, list/create/modify Image Profiles, list VIB details, create/modify rules to map hosts to […]

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PowerCLI 5.0.1 Released with vCloud Director Automation

A couple of days ago PowerCLI 5.0.1 was released.  I am quite excited about this release, it contains Powershell Cmdlets for managing VMware vCloud Director. You can now use the following cmdlets in conjunction with vCloud Director Name Synopsis Connect-CIServer Connects to the specified servers. Disconnect-CIServer Disconnects from the specified cloud servers. Get-Catalog Retrieves the specified cloud catalogs. Get-CIRole Retrieves roles in the cloud. Get-CIUser Gets cloud users. Get-CIVApp Retrieves virtual appliances in the cloud. Get-CIVAppTemplate Retrieves virtual appliance templates. Get-CIView Returns cloud views by Id. Get-CIVM Retrieves the virtual machines on the cloud. Get-ExternalNetwork Retrieves cloud external networks. Get-Media Retrieves cloud medias. Get-Org Gets cloud organizations. Get-OrgNetwork Retrieves cloud organization networks. Get-OrgVdc Retrieves organization VDCs. Get-ProviderVdc Retrieves the specified cloud provider VDCs. Import-CIVApp Imports a virtual machine from vSphere to a cloud. Import-CIVAppTemplate Imports a virtual machine or an OVF package from a vSphere server to the vCloud as […]

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PowerCLI for vCloud Director – Have your say !

PowerCLI for vCloud Director–Have your say ! VMware have recently announced a survey on the PowerCLI site, this has been setup to poll people for what they think would be the best way to introduce cmdlets for vCloud Director, personally I think it’s a great move and proves that VMware really does listen to their customers opinions. Their questions not only ask how you would like the vCloud cmdlets distributed but also if you would prefer common objects like VMs and Users to be new cmdlets based towards vCloud director or to add these as additional parameters to the existing cmdlets. Personally when answering these questions I have to remind myself of a few things and ask myself a few questions: vCloud Org users or tenants are going to be interested in different things than a vSphere admin, for example, does a tenant care about the details of the datastore […]

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