VMworld Session: PowerCLI is for Administrators!

This post has been a long time coming – but now the PowerCLI book is at last in the final stages of production (you can pre order here) I am finally able to spend a little time updating my blog again, and believe me I have a long list of posts !

So, back in August at VMworld San Francisco and again in October at VMworld Copenhagen my good friend Luc Dekens of Lucd.info and I presented a session called “PowerCLI is for Administrators!”.

Our goal in this session was not to teach people how to use PowerCLI, this is as im sure you know, quite hard to accomplish in 1hr.  Luc and I decided to open peoples minds and show them what could be achieved with PowerShell and PowerCLI, the session took us from the beginning and then started getting more and more advanced showing people that PowerShell really is for the system administrators and not developers.

One thing you should know about this session is that it was actually voted into VMworld by you – the VMware public, this session was not chosen by VMware and was added to a list of sessions which were voted on by VMware users – I would just like to thank you so much for allowing both Luc and I to present this and what is one of the most memorable times of my life (if the wife asks its definitely the kids births though).

After saying that I found it quite funny that we were one of the most popular sessions at VMworld and were asked to present it three times in San Francisco and twice in Copenhagen, I think the below pictures say it all:

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The stats from our presentations were also very good – Again a big thanks to you:

San Francisco

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Copenhagen

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We have been asked for some of the code and also another look at the videos within the session so please find below firstly a video taken by Mr Eric Sloof of the start of our session and then after this you will find the presentation and all videos (sorry for the lengthy post !)

Intro (very dramatic starting Winking smile)

Slide Deck

Videos

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #1 (Create the VMs)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #2 (Move the VMs)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #3 (Custom GUI)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #4 (PowerGUI and Community PowerPack)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #5 (Reporting)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #6 (Capacity #1)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #7 (Capacity #2)

TA6944 PowerCLI is for Administrators! Video #8 (Single pane of Glass)

5 thoughts on “VMworld Session: PowerCLI is for Administrators!”

  1. You guys rock. Funny by the way to see the difference in response between the US and EMEA.

    Anyway, you guys are Mr and Mrs PowerCLI. Feel free to decide yourself who the Mrs is 😉

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