Tag Archives: Automation

Adding More (Red)Fish to Your Diet

Imagine, if you will, you are someone in a server operations team.  As a member of that team, you are expected to keep the multiple layers of that server up to date.  When you have only a handful of servers, … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of PowerShell Advanced Functions

Recently, I published (https://github.com/snoopj123/NXAPI) a community-based PowerShell module so that PowerShell aficionados could interact with Cisco NX-OS switches (specifically the Nexus 5000 and 7000 families) that were running an API package called NX-API.  This API package allowed for sending NX-OS … Continue reading

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Old Dogs Learning New Tricks

Old Dogs The saying goes “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.  Certainly, all of us have found examples of this to be true.  Otherwise this statement would not still be in use to this day.  However, what if … Continue reading

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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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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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