Using Azure Runbooks to automate scale set operations with Powershell jobs

Azure Powershell runbooks are cool. I’ve been exploring using them as a way to avoid using a dedicated VM for running simple PowerShell Scripts in Azure. I have a group of instances that are running from a dedicated Scale Set that I need to reboot nightly. It’s pretty easy to get this going. You can import my PS1 runbook with the following cmdlet

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Mass create VMWare Guests with PowerCLI

Need to create a bunch of VM’s at once in your VMWare vSphere environment? You can use the below script to do so. Just fill in the blanks in the $vmlist variable (A hash table in this case) to define the IP of the machine in question, as well as a corresponding name value. You will also want to modify the other values to fit your environment. Before running this you will also need to create a template VM to base your clone on, as well as creating a customization template.

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