Category Archives: PowerShell

Storage 3 (TestTrack unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 3 Things to note: “created on the array in the future” = Don’t change PSP on any current LUN, just change the default for the array so new ones … Continue reading

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Storage 2 (TestTrack Unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 2 The initial note to delete Payroll is only seen on TestTrack – you won’t want to undo anything on the real exam as no scoring is done until … Continue reading

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TestTrack Unplugged (Storage 1)

Back in 2012 I created TestTrack as a practice tool for the DCA510 (VCAP5-DCA on vSphere 5.0) exam. When the updated DCA550 exam launched I updated TT to match. With the decommissioning of the VCAP5-DCA exams the current TestTrack is … Continue reading

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vCloud Director – retain IP/Mac

I found myself in need of changing a network setting on a bunch of vCD vApps.  The setting in question (“Retain IP/MAC Resources” in the GUI, “RetainNetInfoAcrossDeployments” from the API) causes the vApp to retain it’s assigned IP (apparently by retaining … Continue reading

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Retrieve identifying information for an NSX Cluster IP Pool

As a follow up to the thoroughly engrossing post on accessing the NSX API from Powershell, here is another example ripped from the pages of Twitter. While the API lists “Add an IP Pool” and “Query IP Pool Details” and … Continue reading

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Accessing NSX API from Powershell

While pounding my head over trying to figure out the proper authentication and header settings to configure when calling the NSX REST API from Powershell I came across a post on Chris Wahl’s blog that included a function that already … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA update for vSphere 5.5

Released today, the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam (VDCA550) has been updated for vSphere 5.5 and per the new blueprint has a slew of changes since it was released covering vSphere 5.0 two years ago. Among … Continue reading

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Test Track: Now with scoring

I’ve added five scoring scripts so far to the VCAP Test Track VCAP5-DCA prep lab, including all the ones needed for the Set 1 questions.  Hopefully I’ll have the rest available shortly. After you have completed an item, and a … Continue reading

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Pulling ESXi files and directory listings using WinSCP

I found myself, as I sometimes do, needing an automated process to grab semi-random information off of some ESXi hosts.  However, I would not know some of the server information before the script ran. Which causes some problems for WinSCP, … Continue reading

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Scoring the VCAP Test Track

I mentioned last time discussing Test Track that on my “to-do” list was enabling Test Track participants to grade themselves.  Frank B on Twitter suggested publicizing the scoring scripts so here’s the first one. Now all I need is the … Continue reading

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