VMware – Powershell

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How te get started with Powershell.

  1. Download and install Powershell from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/ 
    1. Powershell 1.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926139
    2. Powershell 2.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930
  2. Add Registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell\ExecutionPolicy and set to “RemoteSigned” (REG_SZ)
  3. Download and install VMware PowerCLI from http://www.vmware.com/go/powershell
  4. Download and install vEcoshell from http://thevesi.org/
  5. Download and install VMWare community Powerpack from http://powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=2551&categoryID=290
  6. References:
    1. Powershell Cheatsheet from Comparitech at http://compari.tech/powershell
    2. https://www.computerperformance.co.uk/powershell/index.htm
    3. Powershell Reference Card from Icomasoft at http://www.icomasoft.com/products/vi-powerscripter/powercli-reference-card.html
    4. VMware vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets reference: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/windowstoolkit/wintk40u1/html/index.html
    5. Mike Laverick’s Powershell Whitepaper: http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/docs/vmwdocs/whitepaper-powershell.pdf
    6. http://www.van-lieshout.com/powercli/
    7. http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/
    8. Example scripts can be found at http://www.virtu-al.net/script-list/
    9. Virtu-al.net PowerPack from Alan Renouf on Vimeo
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