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PowerCLI Is For Administrators!

Created on: Sep 7, 2010 11:57 AM by VMworld Team - Last Modified:  Sep 7, 2010 12:01 PM by Eric Nielsen

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PowerCLI Is For Administrators!

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In larger organisations administrating a vSphere environment can cause headaches. Some of the burning questions you surely recognize:  Who gave that VM 4 CPU's ? Who connected the NIC to the DMZ PortGroup and when ?  In this session, Luc Dekens and Alan Renouf will show you how to automate the answers to these questions with the help of PowerCLI.The solutions presented will show you how the combined strengths of the rich PowerShell command set and the PowerCLI snapin provide you with powerful tools to make this all happen. Alan and Luc will show you how to take PowerCLI beyond the listing and reporting stage. They will show you how to write and use scripts that will inform you when problems actually.  This session will show several aspects of working with PowerCLI. The classic PowerCLI approach but also the use of the SDK methods when execution speed is required. And the use of third party products like PowerGUI, PowerWF or Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to integrate the solutions even better into the corporate environment.  Luc and Alan will show several practical demos to highlight this integration. One of the demos will show for example how easy it is to use Active Directory to find a user’s email address and send him a message to tell him that his guest is using too many snapshots. If the mail stays unread, the script can try to reach the user via a Tweet.


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Breakout Session


60 minutes


Alan Renouf, vSpecialist, EMC Corporation

Luc Dekens, System Engineer, Eurocontrol

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