PowerShell at VMworld 2012 San Francisco

Its that time again! – VMworld, and let me tell you, this year its going to be epic!

I wanted to give you a list of all the PowerShell and PowerCLI sessions listed in this years Session Catalogue for San Francisco, if you don’t have these booked make sure you add them straight away as room is running out fast !

I am personally looking forward to presenting with some superstars this year such as:

  • Luc “The Master” Dekens
  • Jake “Head in the Clouds” Robinson
  • William “API Guru” Lam
  • Eric “PowerTool” Williams
  • Aidan “I am the center of excellence” Dalgliesh

We have some great decks and some awesome demos planned, don’t miss them.  And if you see me come say hi and tell me how you use PowerCLI, you never know I may have a spare sticker, poster and badge to get rid of.

Sessions

INF-VSP1252 – What’s New with vSphere Automation

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In this session Technical Marketing automation experts William Lam and Alan Renouf will take you through VMware Automation.You will learn which products are available, which products to use and how Automation fits into the VMware Suite of products. In this session Alan and William will take you through the exciting features available to use when automating VMware products, both beginners and experts will learn how to use new features to make your life easier and more productive. Monday, Aug 27, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wednesday, Aug 29, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

William Lam – Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware, Inc.

Alan Renouf – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware, Inc.

INF-BCO2155 – vCloud DR for Oxford University Computing Services – Real World Example

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Resiliency is a key aspect of any infrastructure—it is even more important in infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. This session will include a tour of a real world vCloud DR solution deployed at Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). Throughout the session there will be detailed guidance on how both the management and resource clusters were designed, deployed and automated. Furthermore the details of how SRM in conjunction with VMware vSphereTM PowerCLI (PowerCLI) was used to automate the end-to-end recovery of a vCloud Director–based infrastructure. This session will offer a perfect complimentary follow on from the whitepaper regarding the high-level process produced by Duncan Epping and Chris Colotti and the Automation session by Alan Renouf and Aidan Dalgleish. The paper combined with the Automation session will describe the process and the automation principles whereas this session will describe a complete real world implementation. Monday, Aug 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Aidan Dalgleish – Consulting Architect, VMware, Inc.

Adrian Parks – Senior Systems Administrator, Oxford University Computing Services

Gary Blake – Senior Consultant, VMware, Inc.

INF-VSP1329 – PowerCLI Best Practices: The Return!

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Building on the success of our PowerCLI Best Practices sessions from VMworld 2011, we want to show you our next collection of PowerCLI best practices. This session will show and demonstrate PowerCLI in all its aspects managing and automating not just VMware vSphere® but also VMware vCloud Director®, VMware® View™, VMware vShield™ and more Tuesday, Aug 28, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug 29, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Alan Renouf – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware, Inc.

Luc Dekens – Systems Engineer, Eurocontrol Maastricht.

INF-VSP2448 – Automating Bare Metal to the Cloud and Beyond

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When working in the cloud automation is key, working at the scale of the cloud VMware customers need an easy and reliable method of deployment which gives guaranteed results 100% of the time. Cisco, VMware and Bluelock will show you how to automate the build of your complete vCloud Director Infrastructure from the bare metal up to the cloud and beyond. Learn how PowerShell can be used to create a single easily readable and adaptable script to ensure your system is built quickly and efficiently, watch as a system is built before your very eyes with no magic tricks or rabbits in sight. Tuesday, Aug 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Eric Williams – Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc.

Alan Renouf – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware, Inc.

Jake Robinson – Solutions Architect, BlueLock

INF-VSP1856 – Become a Rock Star with PowerCLI and vCenter Orchestrator

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Automation is the future of cloud, and in this session attendees will learn how to identify areas in their environment that are primed for less administrator interaction. The combination of PowerCLI and VMware® vCenter™ Orchestrator puts considerable power in even the greenest users. Attendees will learn how to identify areas for automation and start learning to discern which tool is best suited for the job and when to use them together. Monday, Aug 27, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Josh Atwell – Systems Administrator, Cisco Systems Inc.

INF-VSP2164 – Automation of vCloud Director Disaster Recovery

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Resiliency is a key aspect of any infrastructure—it is even more important in infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. This session will include guidance, examples and demonstrations of the use of VMware vSphereTM PowerCLI (PowerCLI) to automate the recovery of a vCloud Director–based infrastructure. In particular the session will focus on the automation of the recovery steps for vCloud Director managed vApp workloads, that cannot be recovered with vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM). This session will offer a perfect complimentary follow on from the whitepaper regarding the high-level process released by Duncan Epping and Chris Colotti. The paper discussed the process and this session will describe the automation Tuesday, Aug 28, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Alan Renouf – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware, Inc.

Aidan Dalgleish – Consulting Architect, VMware, Inc.

Group Discussions

GD27 – PowerCLI with Alan Renouf

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During this group discussion we will talk about what can be automated, discuss the merits of using PowerShell and PowerCLI, show examples and talk about the best methods of achieving integration. We will also discuss tips and tricks you have learned and the best methods for automating the VMware products. Come prepared with examples and questions and remember this is a Group Discussion! Monday, Aug 27, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Thursday, Aug 30, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Alan Renouf – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware, Inc.

Hands on Labs

HOL-INF-10 – Script and Develop Your Cloud Solution with PowerCLI and the vSphere Web Client SDK

This lab is presented as two 30 minute lightning labs to help you extend your VMware solution. The PowerCLI module covers automating vSphere and vCloud Director. Novice users will learn to use the tool and more advanced users will get familiar with the new functionality available in the latest release of the product. You will walk away with a better understanding of PowerCLI and how it can help you in your day-to-day work. The vSphere Web Client SDK module teaches you several techniques for extending the vSphere Web Client. The goal of this module is to demonstrate the close integration that is possible with the vSphere Web Client SDK, and the ease with which you can integrate your own solutions into the vSphere Web Client. HOL

Attend the self paced Hands on Lab.

Videos

Still cant decide ?  Take a look at some of the session videos where the presenters explain more information…..

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