Category: PowerCLI

ESXi and Nutanix post configuration using PowerCLI

For years I’ve been using kickstart for the installation and configuration of VMware ESXi. Who doesn’t know William Lam kickstart blogs? Using kickstart, I can do a fully unattended installation and configuration of ESXi. But, when using an HCI solution like Nutanix, host are pre-installed (foundation) with VMware ESXi, and the Nutanix CVM runs (as […]

Wednesday October 10th, 2018 in Nutanix, PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »

Migrating virtual machines using PowerCLI

In my current role as a VMware architect, I architected a greenfield VMware vSphere 6.5 environment. The ‘old’ environment, who I architected 4 year ago, is VMware vSphere 5.5. As the old environment was never updated, the time and risk of upgrading this environment was too high. That’s why, we decided to go for a […]

Wednesday July 4th, 2018 in PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »

Migrating a datacenter with PowerCLI – Introduction

For the last few months, I have been working on a project to migrate 1000 virtual machines from one datacentre to another datacentre. Both datacentres are 50KM in distance from each other. The building where the source datacentre is situated, will be stripped and will be rebuild conform current standards. This means that every window, door, […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »