Bit of a belated post, but over the first two weeks of April I competed in the 2012 Scripting Games. Overall, it was a pretty fun little competition which provided a nice challenge and education in Powershell scripting from an impressive cast of judges. At the end of the judging I was reasonably happy with my results, achieving and average of 4 stars across the ten advanced events.
A few weeks ago I was tasked with babyitting duties on an SCCM environment whilst the regular guy is away. After a few days of logging in and checking site statuses and backups, I decided that it was time to script the task. The challenge of the task being that SCCM 2007 is one of the few products that Microsoft has released lately that doesn't include Powershell integration.
Another well overdue blog post, I have been busy studying to update to VCP5 (which I successfully passed a few weeks ago now).
I was recently lumped with the task of verifying iLO ports across our fleet of HP servers. This involved several mind-numbingly tedious tasks, perfect for some Powershell love. The idea was pretty simple: take a list of servers, verify that they were still in production use, and then verify if iLO is working on them.
So last night I took the plunge and did a fresh install of Lion on my MacBook Pro. I opted for the "create boot media and start from scratch" approach, more out of habit than anything else. So far I like it, a few quirky changes like the scroll direction I'm not sold on, but overall a nice update.
So...Another post, another huge gap between the last post and this one. Having completed my VMware course, I finally got around to completing the exam. As of this morning, I have everything I need to become a VCP4...I just have to wait for VMware to do it's thing. And then start working on VCP5, now that my newly gained cert is obsolete...
So, I just realised that it has been six weeks since my last post. A lot of my time has been chewed up with job searching, and the fact that I have been without a phone line at home for almost three weeks now, thanks to the joy of living in a poorly constructed apartment with a useless real estate agent/landlord/body corporate.
So, it has been a LONG time since my last post. I could make up a whole heap of excuses, but put simply I have been finding it difficult to find stuff to post on whilst unemployed. One thing I have been working on is my Etsy Wordpress widget.
Working with the idea of working smarter, not harder, I decided that those few minutes each morning checking the SCOM Console could be replaced with an email, much like I have done with other monitoring and reporting. So, I give you SCOMSummary.ps1