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A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby jbennett » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:14 am

Some selfish requests for PowerShell...

1) A desktop / start menu shortcut - should be by default rather than creating one

2) Along the lines with the Remote VBR Console, there should be able to remote PowerShell to different VBR servers - similar to the VSphere Connect-VIServer - Connect-VBRServer

3) When searching objects, certain commandlets should allow simple search. For example, rather than searching for a job by :
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get-vbrjob | ? { $_.name -match "my job" }


I should be able to search via:
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get-vbrjob "my job*"



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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:40 pm

Hi,

A desktop / start menu shortcut - should be by default rather than creating one
Not sure if I understood you. Could you elaborate on that please?

Along the lines with the Remote VBR Console, there should be able to remote PowerShell to different VBR servers - similar to the VSphere Connect-VIServer - Connect-VBRServer
Could you describe your use case please?

get-vbrjob "my job*"
There is already something very similar:

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Get-VBRjob -Name "My Job"


Thank you.
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby rmeyer5 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:52 pm

Hi

To connect to the remote you just need to do a remote connection and remember to load the snapin locally, or if you like to connect to all proxies to run a command you can use the following command:

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---------powershell script start----------------
$Proxylist = Get-VBRViProxy
foreach ( $Proxy in $Proxylist )
{
Enter-PSSession $proxy.Name
$Output = Invoke-Command -ComputerName $proxy.Name -ScriptBlock {
Add-PsSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
#Insert command for each proxy here :)
}
$Output
---------powershell script end----------------


or to just connect enter a pssession to a remote server and load the snapin afterwards :)
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby jbennett » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:43 pm

In regards to 1)
Not sure if I understood you. Could you elaborate on that please?

Rather than having to open Veeam Backup and Replication -> click the blue button -> click PowerShell --- It would be nice to just have a shortcut for launching PowerShell. Don't get me wrong, I love the GUI - just no need to open it up if I'm heading to PowerShell.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7WeybicmhdLd3QxVm1GR0J3dDQ/preview?pli=1

A solution to me would like like this:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7WeybicmhdLRGRfemdOU2trbVU/preview?pli=1

In regards to 2)
To connect to the remote you just need to do a remote connection ...

Thank you rmeyer5, I'm aware of PowerShell Remote Sessions.
Could you describe your use case please?


What I'm asking for is - say I have PowerShell on systems not directly connected to my network. I don't want to expose PowerShell for a couple of reasons. 1. In regards to security, logging activity from remote PowerShell is inadequate. 2. I would prefer to centralize the PowerShell cmd-let onto one machine - and not have to run commands on remote sessions. The commandlets from one host should be able to contact the API's on multiple Veeam Backup and Recovery Servers and manage the connections - similar to how the new Remote Console functionality is working. There would need to be a connection management commandlet - similar to the vSphere Connect-VIServer functionality.
I saw the addition of the remote console in the GUI and just feel the capability should mirror the CLI.

In regards to 3)

There is already something very similar:

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Get-VBRjob -Name "My Job"


Ahhh.... I should have tried it with the -Name

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7WeybicmhdLbEQ1aGRhV2IzbW8/preview?pli=1

Thank you much!
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:00 pm

would be nice to just have a shortcut for launching PowerShell.
Have you considered placing your Windows PowerShell shortcut to the taskbar/desktop? The only difference is that it might start without Veeam SnapIn, so you'll need to add it by issuing Add-PsSnapin VeeamPSsnapin or asnp "VeeamPSSnapIn"

<...>I saw the addition of the remote console in the GUI and just feel the capability should mirror the CLI.
Your request has been heard, thank you for the feedback! Please also take a look at this thread.
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby jbennett » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:23 pm

PTide wrote:Have you considered placing your Windows PowerShell shortcut to the taskbar/desktop?

Yes, and I have created my own. Just asking it to be standard.

PTide wrote:Your request has been heard, thank you for the feedback!

Much appreciated!
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:16 pm 1 person likes this post

1) A desktop / start menu shortcut - should be by default rather than creating one

With remote shell coming in version 9, we plan to introduce the said commandlet there, as well. Thanks.
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby thanatos8877 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:39 pm 1 person likes this post

I would love to see an option to rename jobs within PowerShell.

Elsewhere, there was a work-around that worked in version 7 but no longer works in version 8.

More and more, I find myself turning to PowerShell for my administration activities. I am hopeful that remote shell rumored in version 9 will be robust. If Rename-VBRJob is not a planned CMDLET, please consider putting that on the roadmap!
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Mon May 16, 2016 12:16 am

I would love to see an option to rename jobs within PowerShell.

+1 ;)
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby jbennett » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:40 am

jbennett wrote:Some selfish requests for PowerShell...
...
2) Along the lines with the Remote VBR Console, there should be able to remote PowerShell to different VBR servers - similar to the VSphere Connect-VIServer - Connect-VBRServer
...


Just thought I'd say "THANK YOU!" for making the Connect-VBRServer for remote PowerShell a reality. Just noticed its ability in our VBR Version 9.

Thank you - Takk - Danke!!!
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Re: A couple feature requests

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:58 am

You're welcome. We've heard your requests and made it happen.

Though, it would have been unacceptable, if we hadn't done that at the same time when remote console was introduced. :D

Thanks.
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