Updating the VMware vCenter License Key using PowerCLI

Out of the blue this week, I had a query from a colleague about being able to update the vCenter License key programmatically via PowerShell/PowerCLI. This is something I have done before so luckily I had a script. The main license update component is here: $LicenseManager = get-view($vCenter.ExtensionData.content.LicenseManager) $LicenseManager.AddLicense($vCenter6License,$null) $LicenseAssignmentManager = get-view($LicenseManager.licenseAssignmentManager) $LicenseAssignmentManager.UpdateAssignedLicense($vCenter.InstanceUuid,$vCenter6License,$Null) Note: This... Continue Reading →

2018 – A Year of Highs and Lows

Reflecting on 2018... Family The highest of highs this year was the arrival of son 2.0 in May. The little one was 2 weeks early but arrived (relatively) safe and sound! Health Anyone who follows me on social media channels will probably know the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 wasn't very good... Continue Reading →

Introducing PowerVKE

At this years VMworld Europe Hackathon, I was a part of Team #PowerVKE, founding members: Chris Porter (@uprightvinyl) (Team Leader) Christopher Lewis (@thecloudxpert) Dave Simpson (@bfd_diplomacy) Stephen Hackers (@StephenHackers) Tony Cota (@VMXBandit) Colin Westwater (@cwestwater) Dominik Zorgnotti (@DominikZ) PowerVKE is a PowerShell module that can be used to connect to VMware's Kubernetes Engine (VKE).  This... Continue Reading →

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