Add additional Syslog servers to ESXi hosts

This script proved to be a little more challenging than I had first expected. As you may be aware, simply running Set-VMHostSysLogServer will overwrite your existing configuration which is less than ideal when you’re trying to add a new server to your list. This script will prompt you for a file that will need to

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PowerCLI Code Capture

For those of us still relatively new to PowerCLI and working towards automating as many robotic tasks as possible, there is a handy tool in vCenter called Code Capture. This has been available since vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.7U2 in the developer centre so its not exactly new but a lot of people don’t realise

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Create unique host profiles for each host in a cluster

The below command will create a host profile for each host found in $global:CLUChoice, The profile will be named “VMhostName-Profile” and will include the date the profile was taken in the description $global:DCChoice – Datacenter$global:CLUChoice – Cluster Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | Get-VMHost | ForEach-Object -Process { New-VMHostProfile -Name “$($_.Name)-Profile” -Description “$($_.Name)) Profile. This

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Quickly add additional disks to your VMs

You have the option of either using the variable $VM to specify multiple VMs that require the same disk configuration, or you can manually enter the VM name in its place #Specify VMs $vm = Get-VM “*VM Name*” #Add a thick provisioned, Eager Zeroed disk to 1 or more VMs: New-HardDisk -StorageFormat EagerZeroedThick -Controller “SCSI

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List DRS Recommendations and apply them

Heres a function i put together that pulls a list of DRS recommendations for your chosen cluster then asks whether you want to apply them. It uses my usual variables from my menu system $Global:DCChoice – Datacenter Choice$global:CLUChoice – Cluster Choice #Apply DRS recomendations? function VP-ApplyDRSRecommendations { Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | Get-DrsRecommendation Write-Host

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Which host should i deploy to based off current CPU & Memory usage?

The function “VP-WhichHost” will check the average CPU & Memory utilization of a specified cluster and then display all hosts that are below the average. All results are taken from real time metrics. It is broken out into 3 sections of “Below Average Memory”, “Below Average CPU” & “Below both AVG CPU & Memory” to

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Check host domain membership

Quick one line list all host in a cluster and display their domain membership status Get-Datacenter $global:DCChoice | Get-Cluster $global:CLUChoice | get-vmhost | Get-VMHostAuthentication | select -Property VMhost, @{N=”Domain”;E={$_.vmhost.Domain}},@{N=”DomainMembershipStatus”;E={$_.vmhost.DomainMembershipStatus}}  1,163 total views,  1 views today

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