PowerCLI vs the Perl Toolkit

As an example of Powershell vs the Perl toolkit in VMware I want to show you triggering a storage rescan on a host in both. [perl] !/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my @hbas = /usr/sbin/esxcfg-info \| grep vmkernel -i \| grep hba \| awk -F\. \{\'print »

Playing with PowerShell

I use powershell all the time now to manage VMware, with the PowerCLI commandlets you can achieve a lot and it matches Alan Kay’s motto Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible. The simple: I want to go and set all the LUNs »

Day 200 of the 101 Goals in 1001 days

Well, as per my meta-goal 101 – Do 100 day updates, here is the Day 200 update. Not much movement really…. The Good:- 66 – Via Ferrata in Italy I go on Friday, cant wait. 82 – Visit Egypt I go in October for 2 weeks, 1 week cruise - 1 week sun and »

I am alive

Well, it has been an interesting few months, in brief: Went to Libya to work for a big telco Went to Oklahoma for a mates wedding then drove 2000 miles (or rather, made my girlfriend drive 2000 miles as I lost my driving licence…), visited 5 states »

101 Goals - 100 Day Update

It’s a bit late but I have just gone through and numbered my 101 goals in 1001 days. As per meta-goal 101, here are success criteria for each. Health 1 - Teetotalitarianism for 3 months Don’t drink for 3 months COMPLETED (Jan, Feb, March - cheated a »

Making Lemon Curd

I was just over at a good friends in Leeds and mentioned my 101 goals and needing to tick some off and if he could help me make some jam sometime. We got straight down to making lemon curd (not a jam, but my goals - my rules) and it was seriously yummer »