VMUG Advantage

Today I decided to buy the VMUG Advantage Membership. The membership is around for a while now but for some reason; I never cared to take a good look at it. It provides some great resources and discounts, and since I plan to go to VMworld, get some certifications and play around in the homelab this … [Read more...]

VMUG Advantage

Today I decided to buy the VMUG Advantage Membership. The membership is around for a while now but for some reason; I never cared to take a good look at it. It provides some great resources and discounts, and since I plan to go to VMworld, get some certifications and play around in the homelab this … [Read more...]

Some short PowerShell tips #2

Tip 3: Are you using Where-Object or if/else/elseif in a loop to filter out or to process whatever you need? Consider using: Group-Object.​ PS H:> Get-Help Group-ObjectNAME Group-ObjectSYNTAX Group-Object [[-Property] <Object[]>] [-NoElement] [-AsHashTable] [-AsString] [-InputObject … [Read more...]

Some short PowerShell tips #2

Tip 3:  Are you using Where-Object or if/else/elseif in a loop to filter out or to process whatever you need? Consider using: Group-Object.​  PS H:> Get-Help Group-ObjectNAME Group-ObjectSYNTAX Group-Object [[-Property] <Object[]>] [-NoElement] [-AsHashTable] [-AsString] [-InputObject … [Read more...]

Some short PowerShell tips #2

Tip 3: Are you using Where-Object or if/else/elseif in a loop to filter out or to process whatever you need? Consider using: Group-Object.​ PS H:> Get-Help Group-ObjectNAME Group-ObjectSYNTAX Group-Object [[-Property] <Object[]>] [-NoElement] [-AsHashTable] [-AsString] [-InputObject … [Read more...]

Some short Powershell tips #1

Tip 1: If you're in a folder (using your file explorer), and want to open a Powershell box there (or command box also works), type 'powershell.exe' in its path and the new window opens at that location. If you run PowerShell Core, you can also use 'pwsh' or if you want a command box window, use 'cmd'.Tip … [Read more...]

Some short Powershell tips #1

Tip 1:  If you're in a folder (using your file explorer), and want to open a Powershell box there (or command box also works), type 'powershell.exe' in its path and the new window opens at that location. If you run PowerShell Core, you can also use 'pwsh' or if you want a command box window, use 'cmd'. Tip … [Read more...]

ForEach vs Select-Object -ExpandProperty

Quite often I see scripts which use a ForEach loop to expand an array in an array and display that as a list. There is nothing wrong with that, however, another method is using 'Select-Object' with the 'ExpandProperty' option. To illustrate, here is an example: 'I want to have a list with cluster and their datastores, … [Read more...]

ForEach vs Select-Object -ExpandProperty

Quite often I see scripts which use a ForEach loop to expand an array in an array and display that as a list. There is nothing wrong with that, however, another method is using 'Select-Object' with the 'ExpandProperty' option.To illustrate, here is an example: 'I want to have a list with cluster and their datastores, … [Read more...]

Tricking the VM BIOS RTC to set a time

Remember this one?  You can select the VM BIOS RTC clock to a certain time!!! And that is cool because this is still 'supported' - or at least it's working! It took me some searching and some blog and forum posts are 12 years old! All you need to do is edit your VM's configuration and add the … [Read more...]