Azure Automation: Increase Azure IaaS VM disks w/PowerShell

Several months ago I have written two functions Get-AzVmDisk and New-AzVmDisk that are intended to retrieve disk info and create new data disks for Azure VM(s). Today to close the topic, we will talk about how to increase existing OS and Data disks. It will be Expand-AzVmDisk function. Expand-AzVmDisk The Expand-AzVmDisk function from my Azure … Continue reading Azure Automation: Increase Azure IaaS VM disks w/PowerShell

Reconfigure/Edit SDRS Anti-Affinity Rules w/PowerCLi – Part 3

This is Part 3 of SDRS series. In the previous part we learned how to create and remove anti-affinity rules. To close the topic, it remains to edit/reconfigure existing rules. Logical to assume, it will be Set-SdrsAntiAffinityRule function. Set-SdrsAntiAffinityRule The function allows to edit both Inter-VM and VMDK rules. Let's go straight to examples. Reconfigure … Continue reading Reconfigure/Edit SDRS Anti-Affinity Rules w/PowerCLi – Part 3

Create and delete SDRS Anti-Affinity Rules w/PowerCLi – Part 2

This is Part 2 of SDRS series. The Part 1 How to configure Storage DRS clusters w/PowerCLi – Part 1 is here. Part 3 Reconfigure/Edit SDRS Anti-Affinity Rules w/PowerCLi – Part 3 and may be even Part 4 How to get SDRS History/Actions w/PowerCLi – Part 4 are expected in near future. This article will cover … Continue reading Create and delete SDRS Anti-Affinity Rules w/PowerCLi – Part 2

ps1Liner :: Add PowerCLi version to the $PSVersionTable variable

What is one-liner? This is just one line of code (PowerShell/PowerCLi or whatever) intended to perform particular task. It may be very or sometimes very-very long, but is still one line only! This one-liner adds PowerCLi version to $PSVersionTable environment variable. The technique described by Microsoft MVP Jeffery Hicks in this article. 1Liner Note, in … Continue reading ps1Liner :: Add PowerCLi version to the $PSVersionTable variable

ps1Liner :: Eject CDROM drive for all VMware VM

What is one-liner? This is just one line of code (PowerShell/VMware PowerCLi or whatever) intended to perform particular task. It may be very or sometimes very-very long, but is still one line only! This one-liner unmounts Datastore ISO file from all CD/DVD drives for all pipelined VM. 1Liner WhatIf You can review the state before … Continue reading ps1Liner :: Eject CDROM drive for all VMware VM

How to configure Storage DRS clusters w/PowerCLi – Part 1

Despite the growing popularity of VMware VSAN, largest enterprises are still partially or completely continue to work with shared storage. There are enough PowerCLi cmdlets to deal with HA/DRS cluster aspects, but for SDRS clusters the choice is not great. This time we will look at just two functions Set-SdrsCluster/Get-SdrsCluster. These functions will complement the … Continue reading How to configure Storage DRS clusters w/PowerCLi – Part 1

How to get VSAN capabilities w/PowerCLi

More than two months ago I have introduced my VMware VSAN PowerCLi module Today we will add one more function Get-VSANCapability to the module. Get-VSANCapability Each vSphere/VSAN release brings more and more features and capabilities to VSAN Clusters. For example, Stretched Clusters were introduced in VSAN 6.2, iSCSI Targets in 6.5 and Verbose mode for … Continue reading How to get VSAN capabilities w/PowerCLi