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* [[Virtu-Al: Lesson 4 Portgroups]]
 
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* [https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI55R2/html/index.html VMware's PowerCLI 5.5 R2 online cmdlet reference]
* [[Powershell CMDLET list]] (thank you Alan Renouf for the idea and initial work)
 
  
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-4210 Managing VMware with PowerShell -- Frequently Asked Questions]
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-4210 Managing VMware with PowerShell -- Frequently Asked Questions]
  
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/message/1381785 PowerCLI Poster with all the available cmdlets]
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/message/1381785 PowerCLI Poster with all the available cmdlets]
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* [http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/2012/09/powercli-5-1-poster.html PowerCLI 5.1 Poster]
  
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12014 Workshop and demo scripts by Carter Shanklin]
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12014 Workshop and demo scripts by Carter Shanklin]
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* [http://read.virtualizeplanet.com/?p=138 VirtualizePlanet PowerCLI lessons by Ricky El-Qasem]
 
* [http://read.virtualizeplanet.com/?p=138 VirtualizePlanet PowerCLI lessons by Ricky El-Qasem]
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* [http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-vsphere-powercli-getting-started.htm Getting Started with vSphere PowerCLI (Petri.co.il)]
 
===== PowerCLI videos =====
 
===== PowerCLI videos =====
  
 
* [[Patching ESX with PowerCLI 4.0 U1]]
 
* [[Patching ESX with PowerCLI 4.0 U1]]
 
* [[Invoke-VM with PowerCLI 4.0 U1]]
 
* [[Invoke-VM with PowerCLI 4.0 U1]]
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* [http://professionalvmware.com/2012/04/vbrownbag-follow-up-powercli-201-w-jake-robinson/ #vBrownBag Follow-Up – PowerCLI 201 w/ Jake Robinson]
  
 
==== PowerCLI Oneliners ====
 
==== PowerCLI Oneliners ====
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* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: VM Configuration]]
 
* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: VM Configuration]]
 
* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: Storage]]
 
* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: Storage]]
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* [http://vwiki.co.uk/ESX_PowerCLI_One-Liners ESX PowerCLI One-Liners (vWiki)]
  
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* [[PowerCLI: Oneliners]]
  
 
==== PowerCLI scripts  ====
 
==== PowerCLI scripts  ====
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* [http://virtualfuture.info/2008/07/powershell-remove-connected-iso/ Remove connected iso's]
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===== integration =====
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* [[Introduction to scripting vi using perl or powershell]]
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* [[Manage VMware Server with PowerShell]]
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* [[Introduction to the vSphere SDK in Java and C#]]
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* [http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/2009/09/how-to-run-powercli-scripts-from-vcenter-alarms.html How to run PowerCLI scripts from vCenter alarms]
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* [[PowerCLI: WebPowerCLI, run scripts from your browser]]
  
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-6973 HBA Load Balancer]
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* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-6972 Deploy and Redeploy vm's (from templates) from a .csv]
 
* [http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-6972 Deploy and Redeploy vm's (from templates) from a .csv]
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* [[Out-Dataset Cmdlet]]
 
* [[Out-Dataset Cmdlet]]
  
* [[Introduction to scripting vi using perl or powershell]]
 
  
* [[Manage VMware Server with PowerShell]]
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==== VM Configuration ====
  
* [[Introduction to the vSphere SDK in Java and C#]]
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* [http://virtualfuture.info/2008/07/powershell-remove-connected-iso/ Remove connected iso's]
 
 
* [[PowerCLI: Oneliners]]
 
 
 
* [http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/2009/09/how-to-run-powercli-scripts-from-vcenter-alarms.html How to run PowerCLI scripts from vCenter alarms]
 
===== VM Configuration =====
 
  
 
* [[Restart VMware Tools on all Windows VM's]]
 
* [[Restart VMware Tools on all Windows VM's]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Determine vSwitch vmnic for your VM]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Determine vSwitch vmnic for your VM]]
  
===== Host Management =====
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* [[PowerCLI: Get VM Swap Information]]
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* [[PowerCLI: HL Tools – Part 1 – Clone a VM without vCenter]]
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* [[PowerCLI: HL Tools – Part 2 – Create a nested hypervisor]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Change Virtual Machines Guest OS Names]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Create multiple VMs]]
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==== Host Management ====
  
 
* [[PowerCLI: Report every VM added to vCenter in the last 30 days]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Report every VM added to vCenter in the last 30 days]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Daily Report]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Daily Report]]
  
* [[PowerCLI: Get number of vCPU's used in cluster]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Get number of vCPU%27s used in cluster]]
  
 
* [[PowerCLI: Factory reset of ESXi]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Factory reset of ESXi]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Cluster Load]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Cluster Load]]
  
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* [[PowerCLI: Get VMHost Support Bundles]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Update host from ESXi 5.1 to 5.1 update 1]]
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* [[PowerCLI: VM stats and Google Charts]]
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* [[PowerCLI: ESXi 5.0 / ESXi 5.1 Host Backup & Restore GUI Utility]]
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===== Integration with ESXi shell =====
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* [[PowerCLI: Using plink to modify ESXi host configuration files via SSH]]
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* [[PowerCLI: enable SSH and configure ESXi Firewall]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Update ESXi Root Password with Password Generator]]
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* [[PowerCLI: enable SSH GUI for vSphere clusters]]
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==== Storage ====
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*[[PowerCLI: HBA Load Balancer]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Upgrading your VMFS datastores]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Upgrade from VMFS3 to VMFS5 with no downtime]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Checking VMFS Version and Block Sizes]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Set the Path Selection Policy for every device path of every host in your vSphere 5.0/5.1 cluster]]
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* [https://labs.vmware.com/flings/powercli-cmdlet-for-nfs PowerCLI cmdlet for NFS]
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==== Networking ====
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* [[PowerCLI: Verify and change the existing Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Filter configuration]]
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===== dvSwitch =====
 
* [[PowerCLI: dvPortgroup ports report]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: dvPortgroup ports report]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Disable Netflow for a VDPortgroup or a number of VDPortGroups]]
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==== vCloud ====
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* [[PowerCLI: Show-vCloudStatsHtml.ps1]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Install Software in Isolated Virtual Machines]]
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==== libraries ====
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* [[PowerCLI: Scriptkit]]
  
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[[Category: Powershell]][[Category: VI-Toolkit]][[Category: PowerCLI]]

Latest revision as of 22:10, 29 November 2015

PowerCLI is the "new' name for what used to be called the Virtual Infrastructure Toolkit, or VI Toolkit in short. In order to manage your virtual infrastructure on windows using scripts you will most likely want to use the VI Toolkit for windows and PowerShell

Learning VI-Toolkit Powershell

PowerCLI videos

PowerCLI Oneliners

Hugo Peeters started with posting so called oneliners to indicate how powerful the VI-Toolkit on Powershell is. After a while this got picked up by others as sort of a sport to see if you can do it in one line. Below is a collection of links with oneliners from great powershell scripters. These pages now contains links to oneliners from Hugo Peeters, Alan Renouf, get-admin.com and Arne Fokkema

PowerCLI scripts

integration
not categorized


VM Configuration

Host Management

Integration with ESXi shell

Storage

Networking

dvSwitch

vCloud

libraries