Category Archives: PowerShell

Migrate VMs between portgroups/virtual switches/vSS/vDS

I wrote this to help a client migrate to VXLAN from portgroups. It pulls from a CSV file named c:\scripts\ImportPortGroups.csv which is structured: VLAN,PortGroup,wire 123,dVLAN 123,192.168.123.0/24 and accepts the initial number (VLAN) as a commandline parameter such as: changeportgroups 123 … Continue reading

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Powershell report on NSX IP Pools

While troubleshooting and NSX install I began wondering about the NSX IP pools and what was being used in them.  I still need to look up the allocated IPs and report on the objects using them (name, type) but for … Continue reading

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VCAP6-DCV Deploy Sample Question 11

Sample Question Intro HOL: HOL-1706-SDC-3 – Security Concepts in the Software Defined Data Center Prerequisites: None Lab: Module 3 : Automating Password Complexity for ESXi Users. Question 11 The Administration team has requested a PowerCLI script to update all ESXi … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous 1 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series or saw the list of all of the scenarios. Miscellaneous 1 Things to note: “Create a file . to set up the new . hosts . configuration matches . existing … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines 3 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series or saw the list of all of the scenarios. Virtual Machines 3 Things to note: “noticed several snapshots on the datastore for the VM named Snapshot” = note no GUI … Continue reading

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How to write a certification exam question

On piece of advice I always give about studying for certification exams is to write your own questions for any exam you are studying for. It’s a great exercise to put yourself in the mindset of the SMEs writing the … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines 2 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series or saw the list of all of the scenarios. Virtual Machines 2 Things to note: “Ensure RAM can be added to the App virtual machine without downtime.” = Hot Plug. … Continue reading

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