Tag Archives: Powershell

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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Why REST APIs are Not Enough

Automation is a very hot topic these days.  Actually, that’s probably one of the understatements of the current state of IT.  Everywhere you turn, you get some sort of message about how important automation is.  Unfortunately, due to the sad … Continue reading

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Evolving APIs

One of the things that’s interesting to watch in our industry is evolution.  We see companies evolving everything about themselves.  Typically, we see companies do this with their technical designs or with their marketing messages.  Personally, I’ve been paying attention … Continue reading

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Learning to Code

When I was in high school, I absolutely loved getting ahold of the computer systems (in my case specifically, the Apple II gs) and spending a lot of time doing programming tasks in Apple BASIC.  I once wrote a program … Continue reading

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Nesting Microsoft Azure Stack POC on ESXi

Recently, Microsoft announced a public proof of concept of their latest cloud software.  The intention of this software is to attempt to provide a hybrid cloud platform with the look and feel and their public cloud, Azure. Now, the technical … Continue reading

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