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PowerCLI and PowerShell cheat sheet

Here are commands, every vSphere admin should know: List of available interfaces and physical network cards (vmkernel + vmnic): Adding another interface (vmkernel to vMotion)…

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A general system error occurred: Exceeded the maximum number of permitted snapshots” error when creating a virtual machine snapshot

Before upgrading my NSX-T nodes I wanted to take a snapshot. To my surprise, I was not able to do so, as I received an…

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PowerShell to ensure TLS1.2 is enabled

Today I will show you how to ensure that TLS1.2 is enabled. I will write a short script to perform a check and remediate if…

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Let’s create a local user for ESXi and add the new account to the exclusion list for Lockdown Mode

Today we will use PowerCLI to create a local user for ESXi hosts and exclude that user from Lockdown Mode. The challenge is to communicate…

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PowerCLI 12.7 is here and packed with a lot of new features!

The new version of PowerCLI has been released. The release has number 12.7 and is packed with new and exciting features. Along with improving the…

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Power CLI Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option

It may happen that once you want to connect to your vCenter with PowerCLI, you may receive an error about invalid server certification. It just…

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How to determine if my virtual machines have a USB controller attached and how to remove it?

In the wake of recent published VMSA-2022-0004 admins can wonder how to determine if Virtual Machine has a USB controller attached. Now thanks to PowerCLI it…

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PowerCLI 12.5 – What’s New – Get-VIApplianceService

The new version of PowerCLI has been released by VMware in January. It contains a bunch of new features with one particularly interesting cmdlet Get-VIApplianceService….

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FIX: After upgrade PowerCLI to 12.5 there is no Get-VIApplianceService Command

You may come accross that after updating your PowerCLI module to version 12.5, you cannot run Get-VIApplianceService command. Even that your modules shows correct version….

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PowerShell – WARNING: Unable to resolve package source ‘https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2’.

I was going to update the PowerCLI module to version 12.5 once I received the above error. The first thing I was going to try…

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