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Connect-UcsCentral in profile

Hi

 

I'm trying to connect to ucscentral in my powershell profile that works fine. But when profile script ends the connection is not saved in the $global:DefaultUCSCentral variable, thus making it impossible for me to reuse the connection. 

 

How can this be overcome so that i have an active connection when my powershell is opened?

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jomcdono
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Allan,

 

You could try using a PowerShell Runspace

You can refer the below link for runsapce:

Runspace : https://devblogs.microsoft.com/scripting/beginning-use-of-powershell-runspaces-part-1/

 

I would recommend you to use the module “POSHRSJob”, it is available on PowerShell gallery. (This module internally uses runspace to run multiple jobs)

 

So you can do something like this

Install the module, this is a onetime install

Install-Module -Name POSHRSJob

 

Put this in your PowerShell Profile

Import-Module POSHRSJob

$job = Start-RSJob  -ScriptBlock{

    $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "password" -AsPlainText -Force

    $credsobj = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ("username", $password)

Import-Module -Name Cisco.UCSCentral

Connect-UcsCentral <<IP>> -Credential $credsobj -NotDefault

 

Exit PowerShell session and start new session

Run UCS Central cmdlets using the returned connection

 

Import-Module -Name Cisco.UCSCentral

$connection = $job | Receive-RSJob

Import-Module -Name Cisco.UCSCentral

Get-UCSCentralOrg -UcsCentral $connection

 

To remove the connection

Disconnect-UcsCentral -UcsCentral $connection

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