Quick PowerCLI #1

By | December 17, 2012

I may or may not make this a series 😉 PowerShell with VMware is very useful. Ignoring the Connect-VIServer and Disconnect-VIServer commands, here are some tips.

Getting the Swap File Datastore for all hosts in a cluster

If you store VM swap files away from the VM folder (faster disk I would hope) and have more than one datastore for doing this then you’ll want to separate the datastores used for each host.

Getting the Tools Version for a VM

I prefer the first way because it’s slightly less to type ;). With get-vm (the second query) you can target containers that you can’t with get-vmguest. So it’s all a matter of choice !