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Download Podcasts with PowerShell

11/06/2015  |    6 minute read

A while back, I saw this article from the Scripting Guy on parsing RSS feeds. Being an avid RSS feeds consumer and podcast watcher/listener, this was a “aha” moment.

Configure ESXi host RAMdisks with PowerCLI

10/20/2015  |    3 minute read

The symptoms of a full RAMdisk on a ESXi host can be pretty nasty and diverse. The possible causes are also very diverse (search for ramdisk full in the VMware Knowledge Base, you will see what I mean).

Automate the discovery of mandatory parameters

10/07/2015  |    5 minute read

Sometimes, when trying out a cmdlet I rarely use, I get that : This means I forgot to enter a parameter which is mandatory for this cmdlet. PowerShell is very forgiving and asks me nicely to enter a value for this parameter. You see, learning PowerShell is not about rote knowledge of every sing...

Configure Windows crash behaviour with PowerShell

10/04/2015  |    3 minute read

When there is a OS-handled crash (a blue screen), there are some settings in the Startup and Recovery Control Panel, which tells Windows how it should behave. For example, whether it restarts automatically or not, whether it writes a small, a kernel dump or a full memory dump, and where :

PowerShell equivalents for common Linux/bash commands

09/30/2015  |    10 minute read

The majority of my colleagues have more of a Linux background than Windows. So their cat and their grep are near and dear to their heart and their first reflex when they get into PowerShell is to replicate these commands.

Rebooting a server remotely

09/27/2015  |    3 minute read

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” This quote from IT Crowd reflects probably the most universal stereotype about IT support. By the way, using this shortcut instead of actually diagnosing the problem shouldn’t be the usual course of action. But still, a reboot can really save you ...