PowerShell Modules – Why bother?
Posted by Mike Preston on
November 18, 2016
Ever since PowerShell hit the stage it’s adoption has been increasing dramatically – Finally that Windows-based scripting language that not only appeals to Windows administrators with an easy to use structure but has been widely adopted by the industry surrounding the third-party applications. There aren’t many mainstream products out today that don’t support PowerShell. Don’t get me wrong – adoption is great, but with that needs to come a little organization – we, as administrators have managed to spread those PS1 files all over the place – they are scattered on servers here and there, our PC’s, inside of cloud storage. Basically, when we have discovered issues or needed to apply configuration changes we have created our scripts and just left those files laying around. When the time comes to fix that problem again we sometimes find ourselves hunting down those scripts – which, by taking more time than it needs to, sort of defeats the purpose of the efficiency of automation in the first place.
VMworld Europe 2016 main announcements – all you need to know about new versions of VMware products in just one article
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on
November 1, 2016
Just recently one of the main virtualization conferences VMworld Europe 2016 has finished. Traditionally, it has been held a while after the main VMworld in the USA. While in the USA VMware was speaking about the new technologies and the future of datacenters, in Europe much more attention was paid to the new features of updated VMware products. The main of them is, of course, VMware vSphere 6.5 server virtualization platform. We’ll start our overview with it.
vSphere Auto Deploy
Posted by Askar Kopbayev on
August 22, 2016
The Auto Deploy is one of the underestimated vSphere features. I have seen many vSphere Designs where using Auto Deploy was outlined as overcomplicating and manual build of ESXi servers was preferred. That is pretty frustrating as we, as IT professionals, strive to automate as much as possible in our day to day work.
Configuring Auto Deploy is definitely not as simple as VSAN for instance, but using Auto Deploy really pays off when you manage hundreds and thousands of ESXi hosts.
Top 5 Best Utilities for your vSphere infrastructure presented on VMware Labs in 2015
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on
February 9, 2016
On VMware Labs site you can read about new utilities which can simplify the management of VMware vSphere virtualization infrastructure. They help administrators to solve their everyday problems. The following list includes the tools with functions description.
- VMware Auto Deploy GUI – deployment of ESXi hosts with friendly interface and vSphere 6 support.
With help of VMware Auto Deploy GUI you can make profiles presetting and deploy new VMware ESXi 6 hosts for Stateless-environment directly from the GUI VMware vSphere Client: