A. Mikkelsen VMware ESX scripts, commands, tools and other nice to know things that will make your virtualization days easier!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Converting vcinfo from Perl to PowerShell

The past few days I have been trying to learn the basic of PowerShell and the VIToolkit for Windows.
And after playing around with it, I thought that the best way to learn PowerShell was to have a goal.

And what better goal than converting the vcinfo script I created with VIPerlToolkit.

A beta version of the script is now avaiable for download – get it here.
But I have to warn you – the script is still in beta.

I have added a few of the old information and some new ones.
More info will be added when I get the time.

If you have any suggestions on what info the script should show in VC, please let me know.

Adding your own PowerShell Scripts to VC – yes it’s possible….

Filed under: PowerShell,Scripting,Tools,Virtual Center — Tags: , , , — A. Mikkelsen @ 19:58 pm

I was surfing around for new powershell scripts and came across an application for icomasoft that gives you the abbility to add and run your own PS scripts from Virtual Center.

Thyis is just too cool.
Check it out.

It’s now possible to run ESXi / ESX 3.5.x in Workstation 6.5

Filed under: ESXi,Virtual Center,vSphere (ESX),White Papers,Workstation — A. Mikkelsen @ 19:49 pm

This isn’t new!
But what is new, is that it’s now possible to run VM’s inside the hosts.

The performance isn’t the best, but it’s OK for testing.

Read the full article here.

Upgrading VMware Tools for Linux guests

Filed under: Linux Commands,Virtual Center,vSphere (ESX) — A. Mikkelsen @ 19:36 pm

Today I came a cross 2 possible solutions for upgrading the VMware Tools for Linux guests.

One soultion is using a custom scripts in the guest to upgrade the tools.

The second solution describes how to use Virtual Center to upgrade the tools.

The article also describes some of the advanced options parameters you can use to control the tool upgrade.

Read the entire article here.

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