05 December 2016

vNugglets PowerShell module release!

vNugglets PowerShell Module!While we have amassed a healthy stack of useful, VMware vSphere-related functions and code snippets here at vNugglets, the code management/interaction can certainly become tedious in more than one way:  consumption of the snippets is not the most straight forward, finding snippets/functions is a bit tedious, maintenance and updates to code does not necessarily show when the code is in some older post.

So, why not make what the people want:  a vNugglets PowerShell module?  Why not indeed.  So, we did.  This initial module release not only focused on function-ifying snippets, standardizing parameters, fleshing out comment-based help (many of the hallmarks of a legitimate PowerShell module), but also set about improving on several of the vNugglets snippets/functions from across the years -- hurray!  It also captured ideas on several improvements to make in the near future.

For now the module will live at the vNugglets GitHub project vNuggletsPSMod.  It has all kinds of informative supporting docs, like the ReadMe (with a QuickStart section) and the ChangeLog, that will fill you in on all of the nitty-gritty details.


We also made a vNugglets.Utility Example page so that you can see straight away what are some of the exciting capabilities of this module.

As for getting the module itself, check out the vNuggletsPSMod Releases page, which has the .zip file of just the PowerShell module (see the QuickStart mentioned above for getting started with the module).  The future fate of the module may be that it is housed in the PowerShell Gallery, but we have not invested the time to work on that just yet.

So check out the docs, grab the module, and let the good times roll with a newly born module that will surely be near and dear to all of our hearts.  And, now that we have the project on GitHub, please feel free to help us out in making it even mo better!

16 November 2016

Updated PowerShell Module for Sortable HTML Reporting -- NewHtmlReport v1.2

NewHtmlReport Snippet
Great news -- we've updated the NewHtmlReport PowerShell module -- v1.2!  Refresher: this is a module to "easily create functional, somewhat styled HTML reports from data, providing additional functionality to what the base ConvertTo-Html cmdlet provides".

The NewHtmlReport GitHub repo has the whole project, and the Releases page has the link to the .zip file with just the PowerShell module code itself.

The module is now a bit more modern, as we have added things like:
  • support for accepting objects from pipeline in the New-HtmlReport function
  • cmdlet-based module configuration
  • JSON-based module configuration storage
  • CDN-based resource usage for the jQuery and TableSorter JS libraries by default, for ease of "getting up and going" right out of the box
The are some examples of the output up at the GitHub Pages page for this repository at http://mtboren.github.io/NewHtmlReport/.

Also, the ReadMe has good info about the module, including the Quick Start steps, and the ChangeLog has more detail on what things changed and how.


12 January 2016

XtremIO PowerShell Module Updated -- v0.9.5 available

XtremIO + PowerShell!Even more updates and improvements!  Version 0.9.5 of the XtremIO.Utils PowerShell module is now available at https://github.com/mtboren/XtremIO.Utils/releases (starting with the 0.8.x line, this module has been on GitHub). There are a vast number of update, improvements, bugfixes, and even some new features in this release.  From supporting several improvements that came in v2 of the XtremIO REST API (which help with cmdlet speed) to further standardization in the object model (property-availability across types) to now having the somewhat overdue New-XIOSnapshot cmdlet (supporting new snapshots in the XIOS v2 API). See the changelog for the exciting details.

Oh, and, while the cmdlets all have built-in help with examples (like every cmdlet should), there is now a GitHub Pages page with a whole slew of examples with output. See https://mtboren.github.io/XtremIO.Utils/ for a load of such examples.  The readme has a link to that page, but sometimes people don't read the readme.  Yes, really.

While you've probably already gone to the changelog to see all of the gorey details, one other tidbit about this version:  the amount of change in this release probably warranted incrementing the "minor" version number of the module, but "0.10.0" seems odd, and it's not time for v1.0 yet.  So, v0.9.5 it is. Enjoy!