Decrypt PSCredential object password and it’s applications

Hello Everyone, I feel it's no more a secret that you can decrypt PSCredential Object and read/get the password in plain text. Wait..., I do not know what is PSCredntial object, This is what you must be thinking. I feel you stumble upon PSCredential object if you do basic PowerShell for system administration. Get-Credential is the cmdlet … Continue reading Decrypt PSCredential object password and it’s applications

PsTK1: Getting Started with ‘NetApp PowerShell Toolkit’

Welcome back, As promised earlier, I am back with the new blog series. So let's get started. Note: From, Hereon I will be using abbreviation PSTK for 'NetApp PowerShell ToolKit', as the same has been referred on NetApp documentation as well. What is Netapp PowerShell ToolKit?  NetApp PowerShell Tool Kit (PSTK) is a PowerShell Toolkit … Continue reading PsTK1: Getting Started with ‘NetApp PowerShell Toolkit’

PSProvider and VMware datastore – PowerCLI

Hello everyone, I am writing this short blog after a long time. While explaining in-out of PowerShell to some of my friends in person, I discussed about PSProviders. Most of the knowledge about PSProvider is information only and as a script writer we dont really bother about how powershell is playing with different resources (Variable/function/Filesystem/Registery … Continue reading PSProvider and VMware datastore – PowerCLI

Automate VMFS6 Upgrade – Update-VMfsdatastore cmdlet

By now you must be switching onto vSphere 6.5. During this time you would have also figured it out that there is no online upgrade for VMFS5 to VMFS6, which means that there is a little bit of planning would require to upgrade your VMFS datastores to VMFS6 version. As of now, the most common … Continue reading Automate VMFS6 Upgrade – Update-VMfsdatastore cmdlet

Setting Up VSCode for PowerShell in 3 easy step

Recently I have switched from PowerShell ISE to VSCode for script development. I was very comfortable with PowerShell ISE except it's "intellisense" feature which used to hang my system a lot. Switching to VSCode certainly improved my development experience and gave me a better tool for debugging and testing my Powershell scripts. VSCode is an open-source … Continue reading Setting Up VSCode for PowerShell in 3 easy step

ESXCLI+PowerCLI: Perfect fusion for ESXi

Hello Everyone, In this post I will discuss about managing ESXi hosts using ESXCLI and PowerCLI. Yes, You got it right. ESXCLI is one of the widely used command line interface for ESXi whereas PowerCLI is a PowerShell based snap-in for VMware. ESXCLI is intended to provide a single set of commands to perform host … Continue reading ESXCLI+PowerCLI: Perfect fusion for ESXi