PowerCLI: New cmdlets for Update Manager
VMware have this morning / last night released some PowerCLI cmdlets for VMware Update Manager (VUM). A short description can be found of them below:
|Cmdlet Name||Cmdlet Description|
|Attach-Baseline||Attaches baselines to the specified Template, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Datacenter, Folder, and VApp objects.
Attaching a baseline to a container object such as a folder or datacenter transitively attaches the baseline to all objects in the container.
|Detach-Baseline||Detaches baselines from the specified inventory objects.|
|Download-Patch||Downloads new patches into the Update Manager patch repository from the enabled patch download sources.|
|Get-Baseline||Retrieves the baselines specified by the provided cmdlet
|Get-Compliance||Retrieve baseline compliance data for the specified object of type Template, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Cluster, Datacenter, Folder, and VApp.|
|Get-Patch||Retrieves all available patches or those specified by the provided cmdlet parameters.|
|Get-PatchBaseline||Retrieves all patch baselines or those specified by the provided cmdlet parameters.|
|New-PatchBaseline||Creates a new patch baseline. Patch baselines can be applied to either hosts or virtual machines. Depending on the patch criteria you select, patch baselines can be either dynamic or static (fixed).|
|Remediate-Inventory||Remediates an inventory object against the specified baselines.|
|Remove-Baseline||Deletes the specified baselines from their servers. Before the
removal, the baselines are detached from all entities they have been attached to.
|Scan-Inventory||Scans inventory objects for baselines attached to them.|
|Set-PatchBaseline||Modifies the properties of a patch baseline. You can specify explicitly the patches you want to include in the baseline through the IncludePatch parameter.|
|Stage-Patch||Initializes staging of patches. Staging allows you to download
patches from the Update Manager server to the ESX/ESXi hosts, without applying the patches immediately.
The cmdlets can be downloaded from VMware's website as a PowerShell Snapin and require PowerCLI 4.0 U1.
I look forward to seeing a few scripts pop out in the next few days that make use of these.