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* [[Virtu-Al: Lesson 4 Portgroups]]
 
* [[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]
* <s>[[Powershell CMDLET list]] (thank you Alan Renouf for the idea and initial work)</s> Doesn't contain much atm.
 
  
 
* [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]
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* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: Storage]]
 
* [[PowerCLI Oneliners: Storage]]
 
* [http://vwiki.co.uk/ESX_PowerCLI_One-Liners ESX PowerCLI One-Liners (vWiki)]
 
* [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]]
 
  
* [[Introduction to the vSphere SDK in Java and C#]]
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==== VM Configuration ====
  
* [[PowerCLI: Oneliners]]
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* [http://virtualfuture.info/2008/07/powershell-remove-connected-iso/ Remove connected iso's]
 
 
* [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: Create multiple VMs]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Create multiple VMs]]
  
===== Host Management =====
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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: Get VMHost Support Bundles]]
 
* [[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 =====
  
 
* [[PowerCLI: Using plink to modify ESXi host configuration files via SSH]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Using plink to modify ESXi host configuration files via SSH]]
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* [[PowerCLI: enable SSH and configure ESXi Firewall]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: enable SSH and configure ESXi Firewall]]
  
* [[PowerCLI: Update host from ESXi 5.1 to 5.1 update 1]]
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* [[PowerCLI: Update ESXi Root Password with Password Generator]]
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* [[PowerCLI: enable SSH GUI for vSphere clusters]]
  
 
==== Storage ====
 
==== Storage ====
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*[[PowerCLI: HBA Load Balancer]]
  
 
* [[PowerCLI: Upgrading your VMFS datastores]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Upgrading your VMFS datastores]]
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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]]
 
* [[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]
  
 
==== Networking ====
 
==== Networking ====
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* [[PowerCLI: Scriptkit]]
 
* [[PowerCLI: Scriptkit]]
  
[[Category: Powershell]][[Category: VI-Toolkit]]
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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