Startup and shutdown a VMware cluster with PowerCLI and PowerShell

It is possible to use a GUI to start up and shut down VMware vSphere clusters, but as we all...

Managing VMware ESXi services with PowerCLI

ESXi hosts are Linux-based servers. Thus, it certainly helps if sysadmins understand Linux in order to manage and troubleshoot the...

PowerShell

Save yourself hours of time with this PowerShell PSReadline tweak

As someone who is absolutely obsessed with automation, I am always looking for little hacks or tweaks to make myself...

Automating Chocolatey package internalizing with PowerShell

Many organizations are turning to Chocolatey to manage their Windows packages, and for good reason. Chocolatey allows sysadmins to manage...

A recruiters guide to dealing with introvert IT candidates

Having been in the IT field for 10 years and worked at three organizations, I have dealt with many different...

WSUS Server is piece of hot garbage

I honestly cannot tell you how much time I have spent fixing a broken WSUS server, but it is way...

Chocolatey Is Quite Yummy

When it comes to package management, Windows has historically been far behind Linux. With Chocolatey, Windows users can now get...

Install OpenSSH on Windows for PowerShell Core remoting via SSH

If you have been following the developments over the last year on¬†PowerShell Core, you’ll know that the PowerShell team has...

Deploying Windows Software with Puppet and Chocolatey

We live in a world of IT automation and currently, Microsoft is behind Linux in terms of having DevOps tools....

PowerShell

How I caught the coding bug

For the first few years of my IT career, I was strictly a point-and-click Windows admin. Installing a package? Click,...