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This article describes how to download a specific dashboard pack. You can download dashboard packs from dashboards.squaredup.com and learn more about how dashboard packs work here: Dashboard Packs

Description

This dashboard is a proof of concept on how to use VMware's PowerShell PowerCLI to quickly create dashboards.

How do I import and configure this dashboard?

  1. Ensure you're using SquaredUp DS v5.4 or above.

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  2. Install VMware's PowerCLI on the server hosting SquaredUp DS for SCOM see VMware: PowerCLI Installation Guide
  3. Create a PowerShell profile in SquaredUp DS with the following settings:
    Name
    VMwarePowerCLI

    Note: The name is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as given here for the tiles to recognize the profile automatically. If you name it differently, you will need to select the profile manually for each tile on the dashboard.

    Description (optional)
    Sets up the PowerShell Profile and connects to a vCenter Server
    Script
    Copy and paste the contents of the PowerShell script below.
    Note: You need to change the values for the parameters $User, $Pass, $vCenter, $VM and $vmHost according to the description in the script.
  4. Create a Run As account in SquaredUp DS with the following settings:
    Name
    VMware_PowerCLI
    Username and password
    Enter the credentials you want to use for this Run As account
  5. Download and import this dashboard pack.

  6. Publish the dashboard.

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