PowerCLI Code Capture

For those of us still relatively new to PowerCLI and working towards automating as many robotic tasks as possible, there is a handy tool in vCenter called Code Capture. This has been available since vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.7U2 in the developer centre so its not exactly new but a lot of people don’t realise

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Reconfigure your VMs following a vSphere Replication Failover

Unfortunately were not always lucky enough to have an awesome product like SRM to manage DR for us and we have to make do with the tools we have available. While vSphere replication will allow you to automatically replicate VMs between sites, that’s about it… once you fail over, it can be a long manual

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Create unique host profiles for each host in a cluster

The below command will create a host profile for each host found in $global:CLUChoice, The profile will be named “VMhostName-Profile” and will include the date the profile was taken in the description $global:DCChoice – Datacenter$global:CLUChoice – Cluster Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | Get-VMHost | ForEach-Object -Process { New-VMHostProfile -Name “$($_.Name)-Profile” -Description “$($_.Name)) Profile. This

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Quickly add additional disks to your VMs

You have the option of either using the variable $VM to specify multiple VMs that require the same disk configuration, or you can manually enter the VM name in its place #Specify VMs $vm = Get-VM “*VM Name*” #Add a thick provisioned, Eager Zeroed disk to 1 or more VMs: New-HardDisk -StorageFormat EagerZeroedThick -Controller “SCSI

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List DRS Recommendations and apply them

Heres a function i put together that pulls a list of DRS recommendations for your chosen cluster then asks whether you want to apply them. It uses my usual variables from my menu system $Global:DCChoice – Datacenter Choice$global:CLUChoice – Cluster Choice #Apply DRS recomendations? function VP-ApplyDRSRecommendations { Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | Get-DrsRecommendation Write-Host

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Which host should i deploy to based off current CPU & Memory usage?

The function “VP-WhichHost” will check the average CPU & Memory utilization of a specified cluster and then display all hosts that are below the average. All results are taken from real time metrics. It is broken out into 3 sections of “Below Average Memory”, “Below Average CPU” & “Below both AVG CPU & Memory” to

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Configure NTP & Syslog

The below script allows you to quickly configure the NTP & Syslog settings on all hosts in a specified cluster. It will prompt you to enter an NTP server & Syslog server address before applying it to each host. Im using my usual variables:$Global:DCChoice – DC Choice$Global:CLUChoice – Cluster Choice function VP-SetNTPandSyslog { $NTPServer =

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