© 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
PowerCLI & Onyx
Vladimir Goranov, Manager R&D, Resource & Policy Management
Yavor B...
2
Agenda
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Tips and tricks
VMware Project Onyx
Q&A
3
Disclaimer
This session may contain product features that are
currently under development.
This session/overview of the ...
4
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Windows PowerShell interface for managing vSphereTM
5
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
PowerCLI will save you a ton of time.
PowerCLI is the easiest way to automate.
PowerCLI will h...
6
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Official community
http://vmware.com/go/powershell
• Registered users - 1 382
• Discussions - ...
7
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Blog ecosystem
• http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell
• http://www.van-lieshout.com/powercli
•...
8
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Software ecosystem
• PowerGUI - http://powergui.org
• PowerShell Plus - http://www.idera.com
•...
9
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Books
…and more coming
10
Resources
Developer Support
• Dedicated support for your organization when building solutions using
vSphere APIs, Power...
11
VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI
Large and Small customers around the world in different
industry areas
• Education
• Energy
•...
12
Tips and Tricks
The art of being efficient
13
It’s a fact: PowerCLI does cover the entire vSphereAPI !
PowerCLI introduces over 225 cmdlets
and 170 automation object...
14
Retrieving views in PowerCLI
Get-View – the entry point to the .Net toolkit
View – static copy of a server side managed...
15
Retrieving views in PowerCLI – performance impact
# Retrieve views for several vms filtered by PowerState
Get-VM | Wher...
16
# Interested only in few of the view properties?
Get-View -ViewType “VirtualMachine”
VS
Get-View -ViewType “VirtualMach...
17
MoRef - Managed Object Reference
Most API method invocations require MoRef as a parameter
MoRefs made easier in PowerCL...
18
Increase your scripts performance by reducing OBN calls
Object By Name selection (OBN)
Start-VM "PsDemo"
Start-VM -VM (...
19
Object By Name selection (OBN)
Start-VM "PsDemo"
...
Update-Tools "PsDemo"
...
New-Snapshot -Name "UpdatedTools" -VM "P...
20
Object By Name selection (OBN)
Start-VM -VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo")
...
Update-Tools -VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo")
...
Ne...
21
Object By Name selection (OBN)
$psDemo = Get-VM -Name "PsDemo"
Start-VM $psDemo
...
Update-Tools -VM $psDemo
...
New-Sn...
22
VMware Project Onyx
What is happening behind the covers
23
What is Project Onyx?
Serves as a proxy between vSphere Client and vCenter Server
Monitors the network communication an...
24
Onyx history
VMWorld 2009 San Francisco - Onyx announced as a prototype
November 2009 – Onyx available for download as ...
25
Demo scenario
a
Create Scheduled
Task
26
Demo scenario
a
Modify code
PowerCLI
27
Demo scenario
Execute script
a
Scheduled Tasks created
28
Q&A
Its your time
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

PowerCLI & Onyx

1,814 views

Published on

A slide deck presented on the 8th October to a select audiance in London, visit Virtu-al.net for more information

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,814
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
694
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
59
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

PowerCLI & Onyx

  1. 1. © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved PowerCLI & Onyx Vladimir Goranov, Manager R&D, Resource & Policy Management Yavor Boychev, Manager R&D, VIM Platform and Solutions QA
  2. 2. 2 Agenda VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Tips and tricks VMware Project Onyx Q&A
  3. 3. 3 Disclaimer This session may contain product features that are currently under development. This session/overview of the new technology represents no commitment from VMware to deliver these features in any generally available product. Features are subject to change, and must not be included in contracts, purchase orders, or sales agreements of any kind. Technical feasibility and market demand will affect final delivery. Pricing and packaging for any new technologies or features discussed or presented have not been determined. “THESE FEATURES ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF FEATURE AREAS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. FEATURE COMMITMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND MUST NOT BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACTS, PURCHASE ORDERS, OR SALES AGREEMENTS OF ANY KIND. TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY AND MARKET DEMAND WILL AFFECT FINAL.”
  4. 4. 4 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Windows PowerShell interface for managing vSphereTM
  5. 5. 5 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI PowerCLI will save you a ton of time. PowerCLI is the easiest way to automate. PowerCLI will help you identify problems before they become crises. PowerCLI can automate anything you care about in your virtual environment. PowerCLI lets you make large scale changes in a consistent and auditable way.
  6. 6. 6 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Official community http://vmware.com/go/powershell • Registered users - 1 382 • Discussions - 2 481 • Documents - 48 Official blog http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/ • Blog posts - 125 • Comments - 177 Extensions project http://vitoolkitextensions.codeplex.com/ • More than 100 functions • Page views - 118 577 • Visits - 15 261 • Downloads - 3 638
  7. 7. 7 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Blog ecosystem • http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell • http://www.van-lieshout.com/powercli • http://get-admin.com/blog • http://ict-freak.nl • http://www.lucd.info • http://www.ntpro.nl/blog • http://poshoholic.com • http://professionalvmware.com
  8. 8. 8 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Software ecosystem • PowerGUI - http://powergui.org • PowerShell Plus - http://www.idera.com • PowerWF for VMware - http://powerwf.com • VI PowerScripter - http://www.icomasoft.com • vEcoShell - http://vcommunity.vizioncore.com/administration/vecoshell/default.aspx
  9. 9. 9 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Books …and more coming
  10. 10. 10 Resources Developer Support • Dedicated support for your organization when building solutions using vSphere APIs, PowerCLI, vSphere Web Services SDKs and many more VMware SDKs • http://vmware.com/go/sdksupport PowerCLI Training • 2 day instructor led training, 40% lecture, 60% lab • http://vmware.com/go/vsphereautomation VMware Developer Community • SDK Downloads, Documentation, Sample Code, Forums, Blogs • http://developer.vmware.com Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program • Updated partner benefits • http://www.vmware.com/partners/alliances/programs/
  11. 11. 11 VMware vSphereТМ PowerCLI Large and Small customers around the world in different industry areas • Education • Energy • Finance • Government • Health Care • Manufacturing • Retail • Transportation Roadmap and solutions exposure
  12. 12. 12 Tips and Tricks The art of being efficient
  13. 13. 13 It’s a fact: PowerCLI does cover the entire vSphereAPI ! PowerCLI introduces over 225 cmdlets and 170 automation objects •Designed to be fast and easy to use •vSphere API has close to 500 operations and over 2000 objects .Net toolkit expose the entire vSphereAPI •Client side .Net library distributed with PowerCLI •Could be used in .Net applications and Powershell scripts •Powershell interface – Get-View cmdlet Get started with .Net toolkit
  14. 14. 14 Retrieving views in PowerCLI Get-View – the entry point to the .Net toolkit View – static copy of a server side managed object
  15. 15. 15 Retrieving views in PowerCLI – performance impact # Retrieve views for several vms filtered by PowerState Get-VM | Where {$_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn"} | Get-View VS Get-View -ViewType "VirtualMachine" ` -Filter @{"Runtime.PowerState" = "PoweredOn"} √
  16. 16. 16 # Interested only in few of the view properties? Get-View -ViewType “VirtualMachine” VS Get-View -ViewType “VirtualMachine” ` -Property “Name” , “Runtime.PowerState” √ Increase performance when retrieving view objects WOW ! Specifying property parameter is ~2000% faster on 100 vms
  17. 17. 17 MoRef - Managed Object Reference Most API method invocations require MoRef as a parameter MoRefs made easier in PowerCLI 4.1 ! # Retrieve MoRef from the view object $vm = Get-VM “MyVm” $vmView = $vm | Get-View $_this = Get-View -Id ‘ScheduledTaskManager’ $_this.CreateScheduledTask($vmView.MoRef, $spec) # Using object’s Id where MoRef is needed $vm = Get-VM “MyVm” $_this = Get-View -Id ‘ScheduledTaskManager’ $_this.CreateScheduledTask($vm.Id, $spec)
  18. 18. 18 Increase your scripts performance by reducing OBN calls Object By Name selection (OBN) Start-VM "PsDemo" Start-VM -VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo")
  19. 19. 19 Object By Name selection (OBN) Start-VM "PsDemo" ... Update-Tools "PsDemo" ... New-Snapshot -Name "UpdatedTools" -VM "PsDemo" ... Stop-VM "PsDemo" Increase your scripts performance by reducing OBN calls
  20. 20. 20 Object By Name selection (OBN) Start-VM -VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo") ... Update-Tools -VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo") ... New-Snapshot -Name "UpdatedTools" -VM ` (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo") ... Stop-VM (Get-VM -Name "PsDemo") Increase your scripts performance by reducing OBN calls
  21. 21. 21 Object By Name selection (OBN) $psDemo = Get-VM -Name "PsDemo" Start-VM $psDemo ... Update-Tools -VM $psDemo ... New-Snapshot -Name "UpdatedTools" -VM $psDemo ... Stop-VM $psDemo Increase your scripts performance by reducing OBN calls
  22. 22. 22 VMware Project Onyx What is happening behind the covers
  23. 23. 23 What is Project Onyx? Serves as a proxy between vSphere Client and vCenter Server Monitors the network communication and translates it into a reusable Powershell code vSphere Client vCenter ServerOnyx
  24. 24. 24 Onyx history VMWorld 2009 San Francisco - Onyx announced as a prototype November 2009 – Onyx available for download as Technology preview on blogs.vmware.com January 2010 – Official launch of Onyx community forum: vmware.com/go/onyx Vmworld 2010 San Francisco Onyx 2.0 released • C# 2.0 and raw SOAP messaging code generation • Connection usability enhancements • Configurable obfuscation of methods with sensitive data
  25. 25. 25 Demo scenario a Create Scheduled Task
  26. 26. 26 Demo scenario a Modify code PowerCLI
  27. 27. 27 Demo scenario Execute script a Scheduled Tasks created
  28. 28. 28 Q&A Its your time

×