Hyper-V PowerGUI PowerPack – Now That’s Power….

I loved PowerGUI ever since I found it a month ago or so… Well Kirk and the PowerGUI guys have done it again… They now have a pretty comprehensive PowerShell wrapper for Hyper-V… Pretty Cool!

As of today, PowerGUI users can download a free Hyper-V PowerPack for PowerGUI!  This PowerPack has been a huge undertaking, to put it mildly, and I’m absolutely thrilled with the end result (and so happy that I’ve finally finished the first version…whew)!  Here’s a list of some of the key features that this PowerPack provides:

  1. Bulk management of multiple VMs, Virtual Networks, Virtual Hard Drives, Snapshots, etc. within one Hyper-V servers and across multiple Hyper-V servers.
  2. Support for remote management of Hyper-V servers using alternate credentials.
  3. Integrated management of standard Windows features like Processes, Services, Event Logs, etc.
  4. Automatic credential caching (in memory, not to disk) allowing you to enter a password for a Hyper-V server you are managing only once per PowerGUI session.
  5. Discovery of Hyper-V servers through Active Directory.
  6. Over 30 rich user-defined functions that wrap the Hyper-V WMI interfaces and provide a cmdlet-like experience when scripting with Hyper-V while outputting rich, custom objects complete with properties and methods to script to your heart’s content.  Many of these functions support CSV input through Import-Csv, so there are a lot of opportunities for provisioning already available.
  7. 101 links and actions allowing you to manage just about everything you would want to manage in Hyper-V, including configuration of security via AzMan Scopes, Snapshot refresh, and many, many more.

Download: http://www.powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=2142&categoryID=21

Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead


    Comments (1)

    1. Taylor does it again the PowerPack for PowerGui is awesome.  The fact that you cover configuring AZMan scopes realy seals the deal.



      The credit goes to Kirk and the PowerGui team – I am just the evangilist 🙂