I have been given my normal resident slot at the London VMUG this Thursday, 15th July.
At the last VMUG I showed how vEcoShell could be used to add the graphical interface back onto our PowerCLI scripts and also gave an overview of the “VMware Community PowerPack”, when performing the demo I showed how easy it was to drill down into an object using the debugger in the script editor.
Someone asked me if next time I would give more tips and tricks like this, the kind of tips you pick up without realising it and are really helpful to people starting to learn PowerCLI.
So this time there will be a change in the way my session is presented…. We are going to get interactive !
If you are attending my PowerCLI session at the VMUG this Thursday 11-12, please bring along the following equipment:
- Laptop, Windows is preferable but if you have to use one of them Mac things please make sure you have a Windows VM.
- Pre-install Windows PowerShell V2
- Pre-Install PowerCLI 4.0 U1
- Pre-Install vEcoShell and vEcoShell Script editor.
I will bring these on a USB stick also but it will help if you are already setup and raring to go !
My plan is to host a ESX host and a vCenter VM and a few other VMs which we can all hook into and mess with, we can all do the same things and learn at the same time, I will have some mini instructions to follow which will help you along the path – think of this as a free PowerCLI course !
We will start off slow and then I will ask you to do a few things on your own, just to keep you awake.
Hopefully it will go down without a hitch, if you are unable to bring your laptop don’t worry I will try and put you in a group with other people so we can all observe and work together.
See you on Thursday and please remember your laptop !