Bulk Uplink Configuration on Distributed Switches

Recently, as part of some work to install new physical adapters into our ESXi hosts, I was asked to look at some automation around uplink failover order. If you ever have to change these, it can be somewhat tedious, especially if you have lots of port groups, switches and vCenters. Since I’ve been slacking onContinue reading “Bulk Uplink Configuration on Distributed Switches”

HTTP Multipart Forms and on the Fly Compression in PowerShell.

I recently did some work with the vRealize Operations Manager REST API using PowerShell. Part of the work was to do with policy export and import, which raised 2 interesting challenges from a PowerShell point of view: Firstly, HTTP mutlipart form data. We use an HTTP request to send a file to the API, easyContinue reading “HTTP Multipart Forms and on the Fly Compression in PowerShell.”

PowerShell Performance Tuning

Performance tuning, everybody loves that. Maybe you got your car remapped for more power. Maybe you overclocked your CPU for some more GHz. Maybe you want to shave a few milliseconds off your PowerShell execution time but don’t know where to start. Today on The Dot Source, we’ll discuss benchmarking your current code, then lookingContinue reading “PowerShell Performance Tuning”

VUM Xtra Module: Extended VUM Automation with the VC Integrity API

Anyone who has been asked to automate vSphere Update Manager processes will know that the CMDlets included within PowerCLI are somewhat sparse. The current functionality focuses mainly around patch baselines and not much else. If you want to automate ESXi images, image baselines or baseline groups, you’re out of luck……until now 🙂