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What scripting/programming language do you use for monitoring/reporting/automation?


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I am curious what languages are used by the community for reporting, monitoring and/or automation. I personally do a lot of scripting with PowerShell. What language is worth learning it?

I wish, Veeam will replace their PowerShell Plug-In by a PowerShell module in www.powershellgallery.com.

@Kseniya Just a little thing: when embedding code here in the community, PowerShell is no language-option. Maybe this can be added in the future? 


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I am using PowerShell, too.

But I will try to play around with the RESTful API in the next time...

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I am using PowerShell, too.

But I will try to play around with the RESTful API in the next time...

Fine! From time to time I try to use REST too. But even then I use PowerShell for API requests.

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Hey @vNote42!

 

Thanks for sharing this idea. This is a good point, I will look into this! :nerd:

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We use powershell to check jobs with Centreon (nagios like)

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We use powershell to check jobs with Centreon (nagios like)

So you trigger a powershell script out of Centreon and visualize the output there? Sounds good!

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We use powershell to check jobs with Centreon (nagios like)

So you trigger a powershell script out of Centreon and visualize the output there? Sounds good!


Yes every useful informations / alarms should be send to centreon in our company to be processed by a team 24/7. 

In fact nothing very impressing, you can use nsclient to launched your posh script. The script ouput just have to be the nagios standard.

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I am curious what languages are used by the community for reporting, monitoring and/or automation. I personally do a lot of scripting with PowerShell. What language is worth learning it?

I’m also using Powershell for Veeam et vSphere purpose, but I’m also using Python for automation in Linux env.  

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I miss the second part for automation, we use ansible for Linux and Windows.
For example before the backup windows we generate temporary linux backup proxy to bring ephemeral backup power.

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Powershell on Windows and Python on Linux.

We usually use NSClient++ to launch the scripts as @BertrandFR suggested as well.

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Thanks for all answers! For all those use Python: is it worth to learn it? 

BTW: Did you know - at least as far as I know - the name Python comes from the legendary Monty Pythons. For that alone it is worth to know more about it :grinning:

 

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Thanks for all answers! For all those use Python: is it worth to learn it? 

BTW: Did you know - at least as far as I know - the name Python comes from the legendary Monty Pythons. For that alone it is worth to know more about it :grinning:

 

Absolutely! :)

 

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@vNote42 Thank you for the anedcote, did’t remember it hehe!

I’m from linux world so python learning was mandatory during my university studies. I love POSH too but if you work on linux and windows you have to use a langage who runs quite the same.

ps: I tried powershell on linux i was feeling MEH

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@vNote42Thank you for the anedcote, did’t remember it hehe!

I’m from linux world so python learning was mandatory during my university studies. I love POSH too but if you work on linux and windows you have to use a langage who runs quite the same.

ps: I tried powershell on linux i was feeling MEH

I understand!

What I do not understand: what means “MEH”?

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sorry too much 9gag

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Because most of you seem to use PowerShell/PowerCLI: VMware started a new PowerCLI Home Page: https://developer.vmware.com/powercli 

Looks great! They did re-think a few things. See here more details:

https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2021/01/introducing-the-new-powercli-home-page.html

 

 

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Regarding vCenter interaction, I switched from powershell to GOVC. Night and day.

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Regarding vCenter interaction, I switched from powershell to GOVC. Night and day.

I think I never heard of GOVC. I guess you mean this: https://github.com/vmware/govmomi/tree/master/govc ?

Is it a kind of “desired state configuration”?

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Yep. This is also what is used in the kubernetes vsphere storage integration driver (https://vmware.github.io/vsphere-storage-for-kubernetes/documentation/prerequisites.html).

Give it a try :-)

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I’m on “Team PowerShell” here, but will add that I did some Perl work and it was easier for me than PowerShell, I felt like I could do more easier with Perl. But officially I still suck at all of that. 
 

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