IT infrastructures and services management was and still is today an important part of my ‘business as usual‘ set of activities. Regardless of the tools and technologies implemented what I look for are always two features for monitoring and automation, simplicity and efficiency.
If monitoring is essential for having visibility on the overall infrastructure and for being proactive, automation is necessary for delivering consistent results in a timely manner especially in complex scenarios.
Continue reading “Powershell as glue for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and VEEAM Backup & Replication”
Our workloads run on VMs and containers, the proliferation of both sometimes is hard to track and even if we are using them for LABS or DEV/TEST/PROD environments monitor or measure it a key feature.
I will show you how easy is to stay on track with just few lines of powershell.
Continue reading “PowerShell: How to Get the footprint of your VMs”
Nowadays Virtual Machines are used everywhere and considered essential for scalable resource management and of course faster to be provisioned compared to the physical ones.
In this article, we will look mainly MS Hyper-V services and servers can be managed via Hyper-V Manager or System Center VMM GUI and of course via PowerShell. There will be a reference to PowerCLI and VMWare ESXi.
So let’s start with the basics of some useful PowerShell cmdlets. Continue reading “Hyper-V and PowerShell”