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Month: December 2014

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Promote a Linked Clone Virtual Machine to a Full Clone with PowerCli

Linked clone VirtualMachines share their base disks with their parent virtual machine. Only changes (delta) are stored in the childs virtual disks. These results in two major benefits: Fast Provisioning time Space savings   However, linked clones have some limitations: Diskspace cannot be adjusted Performance impact – Depending on storage cache The following PowerCLI snippets will promote all virtual disks […]

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Module: biz.dfch.PS.Ipam.Infoblox.Api

GENERAL This Microsoft PowerShell module contains Cmdlets to perform various base actions and utility/convenience functions against the Infoblox REST API (WAPI). You can download this module via GitHub at biz.dfch.PS.Ipam.Infoblox.Api or via NuGet with Install-Package biz.dfch.PS.Ipam.Infoblox.Api. DESCRIPTION This module uses Invoke-RestMethod internally. You can also use the functionality of the provided InfobloxApi.dll assembly that is more efficient. The current implementation […]

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Validating JSON objects with PowerShell Advanced Function Parameters

PowerShell makes it really easy to convert JSON into (PSCustom) objects with the means of ConvertFrom-Json. But manually verifying every property after conversion is particular tedious and annoying work. Recently I wrote about Using typeful JSON Deserialisation and Validation in PowerShell. However, sometimes this is just not feasible as you might not have a C# class describing your data. Scripting […]

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vCloud Director: Federation certificate expiration emails / Certificate regeneration troubles in large environments

Hi, this is Daniel and this is my first post about a small gotcha you might experience with VMware vCloud Director and the surprising resumé that there is no automated solution for fixing that. Since vCloud Director 5.1 it is possible to enable your organization to use an SAML Identity provider. And even if you don’t use it, vCloud Director […]