Docker Randstad Meetup: June 2016

Yesterday I was together with two KPN colleagues  at the meetup from Docker Randstad. The meetup was hosted by Blendle in the center of Utrecht. Blendle also arranged the food and drinks. After everybody had some time to eat a slice of pizza, the official part of the evening started. Before the sessions started, Blendle … Read moreDocker Randstad Meetup: June 2016

Free e-book: Hyper-V Security

Secure your Hyper-V hosts, their guests, and critical services from intruders and malware Discover how standard security best practices are applicable in a Hyper-V environment Acquire techniques to defend virtual machines against threats A practical guide that helps you lock down Hyper-V hosts and enhance their protection against attack Get your free e-book here.

PowerCLI Essentials

Simplify and automate server administration tasks with PowerCLI

Have you ever wished yIMG1770ou could automatically get a report with all the relevant information about your VMware environments in exactly the format you want? Or that you could automate a crucial task that needs to be performed on a regular basis? Powerful Command Line Interface (PowerCLI) scripts do all these things and much more for VMware environments. PowerCLI is a command-line interface tool used to automate VMware vSphere environments. It is used to handle complicated administration tasks through use of various cmdlets and scripts, which are designed to handle certain aspects of VSphere servers and to help you manage them.

This book will show you the intricacies of PowerCLI through real-life examples so that you can discover the art of PowerCLI scripting. At the start, you will be taught to download and install PowerCLI and will learn about the different versions of it. Moving further, you will be introduced to the GUI of PowerCLI and will find out how to develop single line scripts to duplicate running tasks, produce simple reports, and simplify administration. Next, you will learn about the methods available to get information remotely. Towards the end, you will be taught to set up orchestrator and build workflows in PowerShell with update manager and SRM scripts.

What You Will Learn

  • Download and install PowerCLI and its basics as well as the basics of PowerShell
  • Enchance your scritping experience
  • Build longer scripts and simpler reports
  • Relate a task in VMware administration to a PowerCLI script
  • Discover methods to acquire and change information remotely
  • Set up orchestrator to manage your workflow

You can get the book here

About the Author

Chris Halverson

Chris Halverson is a senior consultant for VMware in the Professional Services Organization in Canada. He specializes in the full Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack, architecting, designing, and deploying customer solutions. He has been active in the VMware community as a VMUG leader for the past 4 years and prides himself as an active participant in the local IT market over the past 17 years. Previous roles have allowed him to work on enterprise architecture bringing process and rigor to the administration aspect of the position and automation that made the job smarter. There is even an aspect where “I replaced myself with a small script” has been heard from him when discussing the former roles.

When Chris is not working on building the virtual community, he shares his time and energy with his tremendous wife, three boys, and one princess. Excited to spend time watching and helping them figure out life for themselves, he encourages them in their sports, through their schooling, and through their own walk of faith.

Over the past few years, Chris has also been able to achieve a dream as a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, crossing off one of those bucket list items.

Chris has also acted as a book reviewer.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

Over 80 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples Master all transformations in SSIS and their usages with real-world scenarios Learn to make SSIS packages re-startable and robust; and work with transactions Get hold … Read moreMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud

Microsoft offers two training/learning paths for IT pro’s who are interested in cloud. Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials Microsoft IT Pro Career Center Both learning path subcriptions are free and offer different learning opportunities. Especially the Cloud Essentials subscriptions offers interesting benefits like free Azure credits, 3 months of free access to Pluralsight and a free … Read moreMicrosoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud

Free eBook: O’Reilly Cloud Foundry

What exactly is a Cloud Native platform? It’s certainly a hot topic in IT, as enterprises today assess this option for developing and delivering software quickly and repeatedly. This O’Reilly report explains the capabilities of Cloud Native platforms and examines the fundamental changes enterprises need to make in process, organization, and culture if they’re to … Read moreFree eBook: O’Reilly Cloud Foundry

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