Your IT shop is Ugly! Part 3

This is part 3 of a multi-part article series see other articles here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   Perfect requires ….  If you are still reading allow me to reward you with some[…]

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Your IT shop is Ugly! Part 2

This is part 2 of a multi-part article series see other articles here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   Innovation is your chaos monkey! (Bob’s your uncle) Innovation and agility are buzz words I[…]

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Your IT shop is Ugly! Part 1

This is part 1 of a multi-part article series see other articles here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Big News everyone!  Your IT shop is ugly!  Good News everyone’s IT shop is ugly.   As[…]

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vRO Action to return virtual machines with a specific tag

I am a huge fan of tags in vSphere.   Meta data is the king for modular control and policy based administration.   I wrote a action for a lab I presented at VMUG sessions.   It takes[…]

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Two simple things to improve your life

Warning this is an end of year personal post and has very little to do with technology so if you are looking for a technology post feel free to skip it.   Two things have been[…]

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Basic NSX Setup using RESTAPI

In a previous article I used the GUI to deploy a basic NSX setup I wanted to do the same thing using the RESTAPI.   Remember the manual process took me about 20 minutes to complete[…]

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PowerShell get the latest VI events

From time to time it’s nice to search the VIEvent log for something specific.   I have found using PowerShell allows you to do this very quickly.   If for example I was looking for[…]

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Does Cloud + REST API spell the end of GUI

Fun question:  Does API spell the end of the GUI? I started my career as a Solaris and Linux administrators mostly because I felt that working in Windows Server took away most of my control. […]

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Powershell Functions for tags

Some quick powershell functions for tags in ESXi enjoy:

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