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Creating UCS QOS Policies using Cisco PowerTool

Creating QOS policies within UCS Manager can be somewhat cumbersome. In UCS Manager, on the Lan tab; you would right-click UCS policies and click create… one by one you would go through this process to define you UCS policies, if you have a lot of policies or a lot of UCS builds to do this […]

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Using Cisco UCS PowerTool to gather Model, Serial Number, Chassis and Blade Location

I’m finishing up a UCS deployment for a customer, one of the things I needed to gather was the Serial Number, Model, Chassis Number and Blade Location. Since I’ve been playing with Cisco’s PowerShell component called PowerTool; I figured I would use it. Here is the one-liner that I came up with: get-ucsblade | select […]

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Configure Syslog on ESXi using PowerShell and PowerCLI

Using powershell, I was able to configure all the hosts in my vCenter instance First, I needed to configure the syslog host get-vmhost| Set-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -NameValue @{‘Config.HostAgent.log.level’=’info’;’Vpx.Vpxa.config.log.level’=’info’;’’=’udp://IPADDDR:514′} I then needed to open the appropriate firewall ports for the traffic to get through get-vmhost| Get-VMHostFirewallException |?{$_.Name -eq ‘syslog’} | Set-VMHostFirewallException -Enabled:$true On the C220 M3’s, we had […]

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List stale Active Directory computer accounts using Windows PowerShell

I was trying to identify computer accounts that had not logged in within the last 6 months. To do that, I used theĀ get-adcomputer PowerShell cmd-let. get-adcomputer -properties lastLogonDate -filter * | where { $_.lastLogonDate -lt (get-date).addmonths(-6) } | FT Name,LastLogonDate > c:\test.txt

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