Archive for March, 2011

Get IP address of virtual machines running on Hyper-V – FIXED!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Big thank you – goes to Max Trinidad my fellow MVP from Powershell group…
Here is errorless script - much better than mine! :)
Copa, paste and save as .ps1 - then run on your Hyper-V server and you will get IP’s of your virtual machines…

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

## – Use Line below to list all your Virtualization Class
#get-wmiobject -namespace “root/virtualization” -list

## – Load filter (or function first)
filter Import-CimXml{

    $CimXml = [Xml]$_
    $CimObj = New-Object -TypeName System.Object
    foreach ($CimProperty in $CimXml.SelectNodes(“/INSTANCE/PROPERTY”)){
        if ($CimProperty.Name -eq “Name” -or $CimProperty.Name -eq “Data”){
            $CimObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name $CimProperty.NAME -Value $CimProperty.VALUE

## – Collect WMI Virtual information
$getWmiVirtual = Get-WmiObject -Namespace “root\virtualization” -Query “Select * From Msvm_ComputerSystem” | sort-object elementname

## – Build your results from your collected objects
ForEach($v in $getWmiVirtual){
    $vm = $v.ElementName;
    $VmObj = Get-WmiObject -Namespace “root\virtualization” -Query “Select * From Msvm_ComputerSystem Where ElementName=’$vm’”;
    $KvpObj = Get-WmiObject -Namespace “root\virtualization” -Query “Associators of {$VmObj} Where AssocClass=Msvm_SystemDevice ResultClass=Msvm_KvpExchangeComponent”;
    if($KvpObj.GuestIntrinsicExchangeItems -ne $null){
        write-host $vm;
        $KvpObj.GuestIntrinsicExchangeItems | Import-CimXml | where {$_.NAME -match “NetworkAddressIPv4″} | ft;

## – End of Script

Gadgets for ITPros and not only…

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Yesterday I was attending SloWUG meeting in Ljubljana… There was Joze Markic having a session (part 2) about various programs / gadgets / tools to simplify your daily tasks… I am inviting you to take a look at his PPT presentation that can be found on his blog.

Oh! There is also part 1 published on SloWUG PPT repository

Website and other services monitoring…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

There is a great tool to get your public services monitored… It’s called… It gives you alot of free features but you can still pay and use some more sofisticated…

Check this out: