Category Archives: Virtualisation

PowerShell Direct example

Last week I mentioned PowerShell and how you can create a PowerShell Remoting session to a Virtual Machine that’s running on Hyper-V Here’s an example of it in use: $cred = Get-Credential W16TP5TGT01\Administrator$s = New-PSSession -VMName W16TP5TGT01 -Credential $cred Create … Continue reading

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Installing Centos in Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V

I need to create a virtual machine with CentOS 6.5 as the guest OS. I clicked through creating the VM and discovered that the install wouldn’t work. Eventually tracked down the issues. Keep the following points in mind as you … Continue reading

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Creating Virtual machines #1: Creating the VM

I’ve had two projects in mind for a while.  First I need to build a new WSUS server in my virtual environment & secondly I want to automate as much of the VM creation and configuration as possible. Oh – … Continue reading

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UK PowerShell Group–November Recording

The November meeting was “What’s new in PowerCLI 5?” presented by Jonathan Medd The recording of Jonathan’s presentation is available from Jonathan’s slides are available from   Enjoy

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UK PowerShell Group November–reminder

UK PowerShell Group meeting – Jonathan Medd on “Whats new in PowerCLI 5” details from

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Swapping virtual switches

Virtualisation is a great technique for creating demo labs. I took my laptop with a bunch of VMs of Windows 8/Server 8 to the PowerShell Deep Dive.  Normally I run my “server” laptop and my development laptop on a switch … Continue reading

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Networking pains

Last week my wireless router decided that it had enough and wasn’t going to work any more. This was annoying because I was due to give a user group presentation that night. I got a new router up and working … Continue reading

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PowerShell and VMware book

My good friends Jonathan Medd and Alan Renouf (together with a number of co-authors) have just had their book “VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration” published. More details on the book contents and for a chance to win a … Continue reading

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