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Using PowerShell to Install SNMP and configure Community, Location and Contact on Windows 2008

One of the steps needed to onboard a system into our monitoring tools is to configure SNMP. If the customer template¬†does not have SNMP pre-configured, or is not using GPO to do it; it quickly becomes a painfully slow speed-bump. Last night I threw together the PowerShell script below to: Install SNMP services Configure SNMP […]

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Finding orphaned VMDK’s using PowerCLI

Here is a PowerCLI script I use to find all orphaned VMDK’s in my vCenter environment. $arrayVC = “virtualcenter2” Foreach ($strVC in $arrayVC) { Connect-VIServer $strVC $arrUsedDisks = Get-VM | Get-HardDisk | %{$_.filename} $arrUsedDisks += get-template | Get-HardDisk | %{$_.filename} $arrDS = Get-Datastore Foreach ($strDatastore in $arrDS) { $strDatastoreName = $strDatastore.name $ds = Get-Datastore -Name […]

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Automating the Cisco UCS build using Cisco PowerTool

After installing Cisco UCS and performing the initial setup of the UCS Fabric Interconnects; there is a lot of work that needs to be completed prior to configuring the blade Service Profiles. This can be done a multitude of ways, manually through UCSM, scripted through SSH or now through PowerShell using Cisco PowerTool. This allows […]

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Assigning VSAN’s to Cisco UCS VSAN Uplinks using Cisco PowerTool

When building out your UCS deployment, you create a series of Fibre Channel (FC) uplinks. Then you have to go back and add those FC uplinks to the VSAN’s that you created. This can be tedious if you have a lot of FC uplinks as you would need to modify each one. With Cisco’s Powertool, […]

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