Monthly Archives: February 2016

Start and Stop VMWare virtual machines using powershell

Install PowerCLI from the VMWare support site Create file shutdown.ps1 Add-PSSnapin Vmware* Connect-VIServer -server XXX -user XXX@vsphere.local -password XXXX $vmservers = Get-VM | Where-Object { $_.Name -like 'VICI-*' -and $_.PowerState -eq 'PoweredOn' } $vmservers | select Name | export-csv c:\temp\viciservers.csv -NoTypeInformation $vmservers | Stop-VMGuest -Confirm:$false Create file startup.ps1 Add-PSSnapin Vmware* Connect-VIServer -server XXX -user XXX@vsphere.local…
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How to PXE boot an EMC CX4 SAN

Setup a DHCP and PXE server. Grab a copy of CXClear and install it. (Note this is for the CX3 and older arrays) Open explorer to C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\TsgTools\CXClear\clariion-app Copy all the files to the tftp root directory on your host or you can run the tftpd client Connect serial port to the EMC array…
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