PowerCLI – Get All VM Details from get-task

PowerCLI – Get All VM Details from get-task

I’ve been working on a project that uses the -runasync parameter on the move-vm cmdlet. The obvious problem with running jobs asynchronously is that you lose the ability to determine the status of whatever task as soon as you submit it.

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Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 – Use Ansible To Deploy Docker

Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 – Use Ansible To Deploy Docker

As it turns out, Docker doesn’t officially support any version of Ubuntu past Artful. This is a bit of a challenge if you want to use a state configuration manager such as Ansible to deploy Docker, or even if you want to install it manually. I was able to get this working by using the test branch of the docker release for Ubuntu Cosmic.

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Ubuntu – Add Keyboard Shortcut for line in

Ubuntu – Add Keyboard Shortcut for line in

I use the line in connection on my desktop to route audio for sources other than my PC to the speaker system attached to my computer. For whatever reason, this is still annoyingly cumbersome, even in 2018. For years, I’ve done this by using Alsamixer, a command line mixer. This is fine enough, I guess, but I wanted something a bit more intuitive. The finished result shows the screen popup below, and is triggered by a key combination that executes a script.

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Thin Provision VMs on Workstation Pro using the vmrun Command

Thin Provision VMs on Workstation Pro using the vmrun Command

Continuing my series on provisioning VMs on workstation pro outside of the GUI, I’ve got a functional script that will create a linked clone using the vmrun command.

It allows you to specify the following options on the command line:

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Clone VM in Workstation 15 Pro via REST API using Powershell

Clone VM in Workstation 15 Pro via REST API using Powershell

After posting yesterday about modifying the parent image to allow for hostname changes, I was still looking for something a little more streamlined. I remember reading about the new REST API that is available on workstation, so I wrote a little script to use the Workstation API to clone a VM.

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