Essential PowerShell Cmdlets For Auditing And Maintaining Storage

WMI eventsPowerShell v5 offers some new features for managing storage, building on the capabilities that were available in PowerShell 4. Here are some of the most useful cmdlets for auditing and maintaining storage.

In the days before PowerShell, managing disks via the command line was possible, but it wasn’t easy and it certainly didn’t feel like a unified experience. PowerShell makes storage management tasks not only much easier to accomplish as standalone tasks, but much easier to integrate into an automated workflow.

PowerShell makes storage management much easier by bringing all of the functions that used to be in lots of separate programs with their own syntax into a unified PowerShell experience with a standard syntax and support for the pipeline and other features for doing things in large groups instead of one at a time.

These cmdlets mostly started in PowerShell 4 but PowerShell 5 brings us some interesting new features for those thinking about server administration from the DevOps mindset of configuration as code where Desired State Configuration (DSC) is the order of the day and servers configure themselves based on our configuration scripts.

You can get a start on what’s changed for PowerShell 5 here, and read more details about the *-item cmdlets support for different kinds of links here.

Now lets take a look at some of the essential PowerShell cmdlets for auditing and maintaining storage…

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Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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