Using Powershell Variables HyperV Powershell Direct

enable nested virtualization

Another new feature I love in Hyper-V 2016, like nested Virtualization, is Powershell Direct.  Powershell Direct allows you to connect to HyperV VMs directly through the Virtual Machine Bus. You use the same commands you normally use for Powershell remoting. Which are Invoke-Command and Enter-PSSession. To run these commands you need administrator credentials on the …

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SCOM HTML5 Dashboards: SquaredUp vs SCOM 1801 Dashboard

With the release of SCOM 1801, Microsoft has released a full HTML5 dashboard for SCOM. There are no more dependencies on silver-light. So how does the new dashboard compare to third party SCOM HTML5 dashboards? full disclosure: I have used SquaredUp for years in lab and production environments. I have recommended it to several clients …

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Monitor your BBQ with Powershell and Azure Log Analytics

This is the idea behind the series. Taking your BBQ stats and putting them into Azure Log Analytics. I haven’t had my CyberQ WiFi for very long, but it didn’t take long before I was wondering how I could explore the data it was generating while I cooked. Once I started exploring the CyberQ web …

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Powershell: Invoke-RestMethod vs Invoke-WebRequest

In Powershell, aside from the old school Net objects, we have Invoke-RestMethod and Invoke-WebRequest cmdlets to make HTTP/REST calls. I’ve been exploring both as part of my APIs and Powershell series. So far there are times when one is better than the other at certain things. Like Invoke-RestMethod turning JSON response files directly into Powershell …

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