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Jun 8 2010   1:22AM GMT

Bulk VMware administration: Using PowerCLI with standard switches

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of the things that always frustrates me about VMware vSphere and its predecessors – is how ungeared up its graphical UI is for so called bulk administrative tasks. I’d goes so far to say its one the single most important things that VMware could improve its in management environment. What do I mean by bulk admin? Well, I mean easy ways of doing the same task to multiple ESX hosts and VMs. Of course, to the rescue comes PowerCLI, but should I really need to learn a scripting language to do these sorts of tasks?

Anyway, I recently wrote an article about bulk admin tasks surround vSphere’s Standard vSwitches as an example. I think I might make this a series of posts so they become a reference for all tasks which are repetitive. Read on MacDuff:

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