Learn More about PowerShell and Modular Inputs
For over five years, I have been working with co-host Jonathan Walz on the PowerScripting Podcast, a weekly Internet radio show. The primary topic of the show is the Windows PowerShell scripting language. We like to talk about news, tips, and resources related to the PowerShell community, but the biggest part of most shows is the interview. We’ve had a wide variety of guests on the show, ranging from prolific scripters who enjoy sharing their work, to PM’s, architects, and engineers from largest software and hardware vendors in the world, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, NetApp, and more.
Recently, we caught up with Joel Bennett, a Windows PowerShell MVP awardee, who also happens to be my teammate on…
Working with Splunk Indexes using Windows PowerShell
In my last post, I talked about a way to use PowerShell to ease the installation of our Splunk App for VMware. This time, we’ll be using PowerShell in a much different way. As you might already know, the Splunk dev team has made a very robust set of REST API hooks for the product. What you may not know is that this enabled some other talented guys to build a PowerShell module which you can use not only to get data into and out of Splunk, but also to manage your Splunk infrastructure.
Now in my case, I have a goal in mind. I want to answer this question:
How much disk space is
Scripting Your Way with Splunk for VMware
As you are going through the install guide, you’ll come to a step where you are required to assign a list of twelve privileges to a user account by using the vSphere Client. In order to save time and to reduce the risk of errors due to manual entry, I wrote a script that does the work for you. This script is especially useful if you have multiple vCenter servers and will need to apply the permission across several datacenters.
The script was tested against vSphere 5 with vCenter Server. This script will not work against an ESXi environment without vCenter, due to…