Author Archives: Kelvin Tegelaar

About Kelvin Tegelaar

I am a Microsoft Certified System Engineer working as the CTO of the Managed Services Provider Lime Networks B.V. in the Netherlands. I mostly enjoy automating business processes by deploying PowerShell solutions, but just have a large passion for Microsoft Technology in general. If you want to contact me directly you can find me on twitter here, or via email: Kelvin {at} limenetworks.nl

Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part Seven – Monitoring back-ups with PowerShell

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My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part Six – Monitoring CSV volumes for space and status

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My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part five – Monitoring the Windows Search Database, iSCSI Connections, and Bitlocker state.

Hi All,

My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part four – Using Powershell to update and maintain unifi devices

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My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part three – Using Powershell to monitor Unifi Controllers

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My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquiti, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part two – Using Powershell to monitor Dell systems

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My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell: Part one – Using PowerShell to monitor MegaRaid

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Hi All,

My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every day that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Blog Series: Monitoring using PowerShell

Hi All,

My next couple of blogs will be a series of blogs where I will be explaining on how to use PowerShell for the monitoring of critical infrastructure. I will be releasing a blog every few days that will touch on how to monitor specific software components, but also network devices from Ubiquity, third-party API’s and Office365. I will also be showing how you can integrate this monitoring in current RMM packages such as Solarwinds N-Central, Solarwinds RMM MSP and even include the required files to import the  monitoring set directly into your system.

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Mini-Blog: How to use Azure Functions to run PowerShell scripts

 

Lately I’ve had a couple of scripts that needed to run on a daily basis, in the past I used the task scheduler on a server for this but that would mean I had to mess around when passwords that expired, and all the other misery that is related to standard scheduled tasks.

To work around all the known limitatons I’ve created a new Azure Function App. Azure Functions allow you to run scripts at timed intervals which you set. To learn more about Azure Functions you can find information here

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Mini-Blog: Creating HTML files from CSV

We use a documentation system that only allows CSV exports, which gets annoying when tyring to supply clients with some form of data out of it. To resolve I rewrote the script by Brandon Everhardt to take all CSV files from a folder and export them into a single readable HTML file. It’s a very quick and dirty script, using the ConvertTo-HTML function to make a somewhat more readable approach.

The result looks like this:

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