Category Archives: Technical

Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 5

In this blog post, we will finally work our way up to what I’ve tried to accomplish with a combination of PowerShell, Cisco UCS Director’s northbound APIs, and the concept of parallel processing with workflows in UCS Director. The Assumptions … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 4

In this blog post, we will be going over some advanced use cases of PowerShell with Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent.  We will go over a scenario in which we need multiple bits of data returned from a … Continue reading

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Observations on Blame Cultures and the S3 Outage

One would think that this was scripted the way it happened, but I can assure you, that was not the case.  I’m in the middle of reading a book (a really good book on blame cultures; I highly suggest a … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 3

In this blog post, we will be discussing how we can use the Cisco UCS Director macros (also known as variables) from either workflow inputs or from task outputs.  We will also show how these macros can be passed as … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 2

In this blog post, we will be discussing how to utilize the Cisco PowerShell Agent and the provide Cisco UCS Director task, Execute PowerShell Command.  We will also go over what it’s going to take to parse the response of … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 1

If you’ve installed Cisco UCS Director before, you know that there exists a small component that can be installed onto a Windows device that allows for remote execution of PowerShell scripts.  These scripts can be harnessed and used in ways … Continue reading

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Using Invoke-WebRequest with the Cisco PowerShell Agent

I’ve had a major initiative at the Day Job to overhaul some of our existing Cisco UCS Director workflows and try to squeeze more efficiency and reduce the potential critical stopping points in them, as we’ve continued to evolve our … Continue reading

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