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Blergpress

If you have visited my blog before, you may have noticed something different. I’ve been kicking around the idea of updating my blog for quite some time, and finally got around to doing just that. I decided that despite the flexibility it gave me, I was not using the full advantage of Silverstripe. With this in mind, I’ve now shifted to the ubiquitous Wordpress blog. This means that I can keep up-to-date a lot more...

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Filling the gaps

It appears that a few of my previous posts were not visible on my blog. I’ve just published these so there isn’t such a massive gap in posts (whoops!). At least it wasn’t quite a year gap since the previous post…

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vCheck it out!

So if you have been vSphere for some time, you have probably already heard of vCheck. If you haven’t heard of it, vCheck is a HTML reporting framework created by Alan Renouf, designed to generate reports on your environment in an easy-to-digest format. vCheck is a project that I immediately saw great use for, as someone that has written a tonne of scripts in the same vein (DFS, SCOM, CA Spectrum, vSphere, AD… the list...

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Happy 2013

Once again, another massive gap since the last blog entry…oops. In other news, I have now moved to Silverstripe 3 and have a schmick new theme. I also got rid of my ‘guides’ pages, instead relocating them to blog entries, if you’re looking for them. Multiple CDs to DVDs Anyway, see you in a year…or maybe sooner if I get around to it…

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2012 Powershell Scripting Games

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. The events were quite varied and most...

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SCCM Health Status Script

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. Initially this meant that my script was...

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Powershell Profiles

Another well overdue blog post, I have been busy studying to update to VCP5 (which I successfully passed a few weeks ago now). I’m starting to get into Powershell a bit more, and starting to spread my love for the language around the office. Not having Powershell installed on my workstation means that I have different settings and configurations dotted around on each Server 2008 R2 server I logged on to, and decided it was...

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iLO Checker Powershell

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. It started off with a simple ping command, pinging the server and then pinging the iLO interface. The problem I...

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

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. My ZFS NAS was running an older version of netatalk for AFP shares which didn’t play...

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VCP

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… In other news, I start a new job on Monday, which will no...

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