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Using the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to add vSphere Storage

Using the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to add vSphere Storage

Over the past year or so, I have started using PowerShell more and more. I was really exited to see the release of the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit 1.0. I say this, because I have been using the “unsupported” PoshOnTap PowerShell extensions for some NetApp management. I have to give credit where credit is due, and Glenn Sizemore has done a great job with PoshOnTap. PowerShell is really powerful, and because more and more vendors are providing more and…

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PowerCLI cmdlets: Get/Set-VMGuestNetworkInterface

PowerCLI cmdlets: Get/Set-VMGuestNetworkInterface

After my last post on Get/Set-OSCustomizationNicMapping, I started looking further at what options there were to configure network settings for guests that were “already” created. It is one thing to be able to set the network adapter properties during the cloning process and something entirely different to do it after the fact.  Maybe a mistake was made during the cloning process.  More likely a network migration could be planned, and a completely different way of doing things would be needed….

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PowerCLI cmdlets: Get/Set-OSCustomizationNicMapping

PowerCLI cmdlets: Get/Set-OSCustomizationNicMapping

At some point in the near future, I have to create several hundred new VM’s.  These VM’s will be using the same Customization Specification, but some will need to have Static IP addresses, and others will need to have DHCP addresses that are reserved based on Mac Address. The Task Alright, how am I going to create 400-500 VM’s with specific names and specific IP’s (with some being DHCP)?  I know there are some tools like the RCU from NetApp…

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Set Guest OS I/O Timeout Settings via PowerShell

Set Guest OS I/O Timeout Settings via PowerShell

Back in October 2009, I wrote a post on how to remotely set the TimeoutValue for the Disk service in Windows per NetApp’s best practices.  It is kind of a pain to grab a list of VM’s, make a bunch of batch files, call them, and so on. I was playing around with the PSRemoteRegistry PowerShell module, and figured out a better way of doing it… Using PowerShell. To make this work A few things are needed: PowerShell 2.0 vSphere…

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Add a Published App to XenApp using Powershell

Add a Published App to XenApp using Powershell

I’m using Powershell more and more daily, and started looking at the XenApp Commands Technology Preview (v2), which are Citrix developed Powershell cmdlets to manage a Citrix environment. To gain access to this tech preview, you will need a Citrix account. After resetting my Citrix account password, to regain access, I logged in, and downloaded the add on for Powershell. To be able to use this tech preview, at a minimum, you must have XenApp 4.5 with HRP3 or higher. …

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