It is with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I announce the general availability of the SolidFire PowerShell Tools. This release marks an exciting time for organizations looking to take greater advantage of the capabilities of the SolidFire system in a highly scalable and programmatic manner.

icon_256x256.pngThis release ships with more than 80 cmdlets which enable simple management, reporting, and automation of the SolidFire system with an extremely familiar platform. A focus on usability was a vitally important element of this release with beta feedback unanimously highlighting the ease of use when working with the module. Core released functionality is supported on multiple Element OS versions and includes:

The SolidFire PowerShell Tools are available for download from SolidFire’s PowerShell Github repository as well as our support FTP site. Additional PowerShell resources for managing SolidFire are also available in the GitHub repo. These resources extend the core capabilities of our PowerShell integration in order to address specific needs and increase operational efficiencies. The current focus of these additional resources are targeted at VMware specific environments with plans to release additional functions and scripts around Windows, Hyper-V, and Citrix technologies in the near future.

The PowerShell development team is driving forward from this release and will be working to include more of SolidFire’s features and capabilities over the coming months. Feedback on functionality needs can be submitted to powershell@solidfire.com or through our developer community PowerShell forum.

Please feel free to contribute your scripts and functions to our PowerShell Repo and on our developer community at http://developer.solidfire.com.

Download our feature brief to see more on how the SolidFire PowerShell Tools work with other PowerShell modules and provide tremendous value.

Interested in how PowerShell is leveraged to manage SolidFire in a VMware environment? Join our webinar next Tuesday at 11 a.m. MST. If you can’t make that time, register and we’ll send you a link to the recording. Hope to see you then!

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Josh Atwell

Josh Atwell is a Cloud Architect for SolidFire focusing on developing VMware and automation solutions. Over the last 10+ years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools. Most recently Josh worked as a vArchitect for VCE where he worked with customers to architect solutions to meet their infrastructure needs. He also served as a VMware and cloud champion, as well as being selected as a technical team lead. Prior to VCE Josh worked at Cisco on the Virtualization Infrastructure Operations team where he focused on automation for VMware, Cisco UCS, and architecting Splunk for all of IT. Josh is a contributing author to the popular Mastering vSphere series and the upcoming Devops for VMware Administrator book. He is highly involved in the virtualization community where he's been active leading technology based user groups and the vBrownBag podcast. Josh holds a degree in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and has maintained residence in the Raleigh, NC area.