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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Connect-VIServer “The SSL Connection Could Not be established”

A super quick post about an issue you’re only really likely to see the first time you use PowerCLI on a system. If youre vCenter is using a certificate that’s not trusted by your device you will see the error: “The SSL Connection could not be established, see inner exception” Fortunately, it’s a quick fix

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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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