22 02, 2018

Cloud Automation: Running Powershell (or other) scripts after reboots

By | 2018-02-22T09:58:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Virtualization, VMware, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

When it comes to IaaS cloud computing, one of the main requirements is the ability to automate all processes. After all, while the cloud environment can just be another platform to host IaaS machines, you wouldn't like to keep building machines manually. Plus, we all want to follow NIST's definition of cloud computing and it's not [...]

18 06, 2015

Adding PowerShell Hosts with Kerberos Authentication: krb5.conf Explained

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Orchestrator, vCAC, Virtualization, vRA, vRO|2 Comments

When adding Powershell hosts to vRealize Orchestrator using Kerberos Authentication, one has to create the krb5.conf file. There are various articles on that and the best one I've seen is "this one", so I am not going to repeat all that information here. However, I thought to write something up about what's important to remember while [...]

18 04, 2010

Split-Path – used another way

By | 2010-04-18T23:23:53+00:00 April 18th, 2010|Powershell|0 Comments

Split-Path is a very useful command which allows you to do string manipulation with file paths.  It chops up paths into Parent/Child directory names, file names and can also determine if the path in question is relative or absolute etc.  Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd315377.aspx for more details. However, there are times when output from another command is in a format [...]

3 04, 2010

Cleaning up after sending SMTP mail in Powershell

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:09+00:00 April 3rd, 2010|Powershell|2 Comments

I like exporting and sending the results of my Powershell scripts via SMTP mail.  That obviously require some sort of temporary location to hold my data while I am working on things.  However, I also try to stay away from dumping the temporary contents into TEMP or TMP.  I want to keep my junk separate [...]