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PowerCLI Language Issues
Published by Thomas Franke on 08/20/2014 | 0 Comments | 277 Views

We all know that translations can be kind of tricky. German versions of books, certification exams, dialoge windows, error messages and so on are sometimes strange, unclear or even completely wrong. I assume this is valid for other languages, too.

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Selecting clusters and hosts with a text-based menu
Published by Thomas Franke on 08/01/2014 | 0 Comments | 415 Views

Perhaps you know the PowerCLI command Connect-VIServer –Menu, which offers a text-based menu to choose a vCenter server or ESXi host to connect to. That is very handy if you run scripts on various targets, because you don’t have to hardcode hostnames and modify your scripts on each execution.

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Configure Syslog
Published by Thomas Franke on 07/20/2014 | 0 Comments | 500 Views

Using a Syslog server with your ESXi hosts can save you a lot of time in troubleshooting because all logs are written to a central location. It’s even more important if the boot devices of your hosts are either non-redundant or non-local, because in case of a boot device failure, your host will stop writing logs at all.

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Scripting ESXi Advanced Settings
Published by Thomas Franke on 07/03/2014 | 0 Comments | 514 Views

Working with ESXi advanced settings is a common administrative task. If only one host is affected, you’ll probably use the vSphere client to do this. But if you want to process more than one host, using PowerCLI can save you a lot of time.

This post shows how to check or modify these settings by PowerCLI scipts.

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About vCenter connections
Published by Thomas Franke on 06/24/2014 | 0 Comments | 598 Views

The first step in automating tasks with VMware PowerCLI is to open a connection to an ESXi host or vCenter server. This post shows how to do that and a few things you should be aware of.

Connect-VIServer

To open a vCenter or ESXi connection in PowerCLI is very easy. Just start a PowerCLI console and enter the following command

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sepago Jahresrückblick- Das war 2013
Published by Johanna Hovestaedt on 06/05/2014 | 0 Comments | 879 Views

Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen

Januar: Dia-Abend

Es schneit, die Schneeflocken legen sich sanft auf die Straßen Kölns, der Winter zeigt sich von seiner besten Seite. Doch in den Räumen der sepago herrscht Urlaubsfeeling - vielfältige Blumenpracht, exotische Tierarten, sonnige Landschaften. Reger Austausch über ferne Länder und Kulturen. Beim sepago Dia-Abend zeigen Mitarbeiter tolle Fotografien ihrer Urlaubsreisen von Australien, über Costa Rica und Thailand, bis hin nach Afrika. Jede einzelne hat ihre ganz individuelle Geschichte.

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Book review "vSphere Resource Managemement Essentials"
Published by Thomas Franke on 05/16/2014 | 0 Comments | 989 Views

I just read the book VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials. Here is what I think about it.

With only 112 pages from cover to cover, the book is rather short. It’s devided into four chapters, each with a different focus. The information is mostly based on vSphere 5.1 and at times on vSphere 5.5.

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Citrix Solutions Seminar 2014
Published by Johanna Hovestaedt on 05/07/2014 | 0 Comments | 1,563 Views

Besser arbeiten - an jedem Ort und mit jedem Endgerät:

Neue Citrix-Lösungen für die Applikations- und Desktop-Virtualisierung

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Book review “Learning PowerCLI”
Published by Thomas Franke on 03/05/2014 | 0 Comments | 682 Views

LearningPowerCLI

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Freeware XmlServiceExplorer Tool
Published by Dieter Schmitz on 01/22/2014 | 0 Comments | 2,152 Views

This tool offers a graphical user interface to build requests to be sent to the XML service. The response is displayed for inspection. Thus, the XmlServiceExplorer allows administrators to debug how the XML service works and what kind of information is passed to Web Interface.

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