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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we have a trio of guests from VMware on to talk about vCenter Orchestrator and its PowerShell plugin capability!
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- SQL Saturday #111 comes to Atlanta, and the PowerScripting Podcast is going to be there!
- Joel Bennett posted about the DLR and PowerShell v3
- Code golf contest is on from PowershellMag! Your task: Find an unused drive letter with PowerShell
- Trevor Sullivan has updated the PowerEvents Module
Boe Prox has released PoshWSUS 2.0
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Upcoming book by Cody Bunch (blog): Automating vSphere: With VMware vCenter Orchestrator
[21:44:36] <mjl135> Isn’t Orchestrator free?
[21:47:11] <Josh_Atwell> ###talk about difference between install and appliance
[21:47:42] <Poshoholic> ## Windows WF 3.x or 4.0?
[21:49:38] <Josh_Atwell> #### I assume that if you are using the appliance you’ll need some other windows system to use the PowerShell module?
[21:50:01] <JHofferle> ## What directories should be excluded from Virus Scanning? I just started playing with it and McAfee is really beating up orchestrator.
[21:57:42] <Josh_Atwell> ### so the PowerShell plugin is intended to fill in gaps of the other plugins or designed to allow people to reuse their existing work?
[21:58:51] <VERN__> ## is vsphere doing the work or what component does the API connect to?
[22:07:51] <JHofferle> ## Can workflows be configured to run automatically when certain events occur?
[22:07:52] <mjl135> ## Are their built in work flows?
[22:09:08] <vnoob> ##### Is there anything at CES you guys are exciting about?
[22:11:25] <Josh_Atwell> ###is there a repository for people to go out and get workflows?
[22:14:12] <MarkDW> ## Is there any version control for workflows?
[22:15:26] <Josh_Atwell> ### so how do you test your workflows…is there a built in debugger?
[22:15:50] <MarkDW> ## Is there RBAC? Groups that can run workflows, design workflows, etc.
[22:18:33] <Poshoholic> ## Wait, but he didn’t answer the debugging part.
[22:20:51] <JHofferle> ## Are there workflows for managing View? Like Refresh/Recompose operations?
Thomas: Spider Man
Alan: First PC – Commodore 64
- Generate Exchange Environment Reports with PowerShell – via Jim McBee
- Ravi has a new ISE add-on: Go to cursor
Jon Noble posted a great list of reference guides and cheat sheets