Tag Archive for Powershell

Making sure your Citrix Desktops are utilized in 35 lines of PoSH

Earlposhier this week one of our SEs asked the following question on an internal Slack channel: “I have a customer that is looking for an automated process to identify VDI VMs that haven’t been used, notify the users, and then ultimately reclaim them if noone has logged on in a certain amount of time”. 

 

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Nutanix VM Inventory Script using powershell

Nutanix VM Inventory Script

Last week Magnus Andersson posted a Nutanix AHV VM Reporting script which leverages the internal commandline options to export some basic VM configuration to an excel file. In the same week our team got a question about how to do this based on powershell.

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Nutanix AHV: Creating a new VM using PowerShell

ThisNutanix AHV week I got a request via Matthijs van den Berg, one of the Nutanix SEs in EMEA. He was working with a Dutch Service Provider that has standardised its complete infrastructure deployment using PowerShell as the glue between components.

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‘Mass’ sysprep your Windows VMs for Nutanix AHV

WindowsAfter reading this excellent blogpost from Andrew Nelson (Distributed Systems Specialist at Nutanix) on Acropolis Image and Cloning Primer for Automation and combining that with this blogpost from Raghu Nandan (Director of Product Management) on Setting up Citrix XA/XD with an Acropolis Hypervisor cluster I figured we were missing one vendor on this list.. Microsoft Windows Server/Client OSs.

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Get duplicate client hostnames from XenApp with Powershell

powershellAt one of my current projects we’ve encountered the situation were people had non domain joined machines (corporate owned), those machines were deployed via an external deployment mechanism but we discovered that a lot of the machines had duplicate hostnames. Not a big deal as the machines weren’t domain joined but whilst the customer wanted to use Intune to manage these devices it could become complicated as Intune displays the hostname of the machine.

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Using RES Automation Manager to create printers from CSV

During one of my projects we had to do a print migration of +500 printers and as this could become a repeating task during other migrations we decided to use RES Automation Manager to get this done. Read more