How to stop non-responsive VM with PowerCLI

What do you do after trying to stop a VM that isn’t working. Either you and hope and pray that it will start reponding to vSphere commands, or you can Kill-VM.

I find this script on the internet and I have integrated into my host profile for PowerShell. Now it is a simple command to kill a non-responsive VM.… Continue reading

Add port group to all VMHosts with PowerCli

This is the script that I use when I need to add several new port groups to a single VMware cluster.  The script does check for the port group before it tries to add it to the VMhost encase it was already setup.

Below is the format for the NetworkInfo.csv. You can add as many port groups as you need in to this file and it gets feed into the script.… Continue reading

PowerCli to get list of unused RDMs on VM Cluster – Updated

After finishing the last post and starting to use it after limited testing I found that my script wasn’t filtering out the Datastores as expected.  This information was presented to me via our storage team.  So I have went back to the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) to resolved my issues.

This is now how to properly get the unused RDM LUNs from your VM cluster.… Continue reading

PowerCli to get list of unused RDMs on VM Cluster

This page has been updated. Please visit http://notesofascripter.com/?p=23 for the updated script.

Since my last post was about RDMs, lets continue the discusion.  In my work environment we have been consolidating our VMware platform.
So we have been moving VMs with RDMs attached from one cluster to another.  So its been a messy process, and we haven’t had the time to
clean up behind ourselves. … Continue reading

PowerCLI to get information about RDM connected to VM.

In my work environment when we use MS SQL, so we have to build failover clusters.  This means the use of RDM (Raw Device Mappings) LUNs.  So you have to connect the RDM LUNs to the first system and them connected them to the second system using the disk file names.  This is not a big deal, but it is nice to speed this process of mapping the drive on the second system, and cut and paste is your friend.… Continue reading

How to use PowerCli to update the NTP Servers on all VMHosts at once.

We have been doing a massive consolidation at the office the last few months. With this consolidation we have been getting VMHosts that haven’t been configured with the new standard configuration, so we have to fix the issues. The biggest issue is the NTP servers not being set the same servers. So how to you fix it, script it.… Continue reading