Multi-Thread Super-Fast Software Inventory Scan using WSMan (PowerShell Remoting)

Recently I was asked to pull the software inventory report from multiple severs hosted in Azure, but unfortunately pulling data from WMI not allowed, only PS Remoting was enabled, so I made some changes on my previous script and used Invoke-command to pull the date for all the servers. It was easy and the most effective way to extract that report and only took 5 minute to get the data. 🙂

Here is the modified script, I hope you might find this useful

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AWS Region now in India – AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

AWS expanding their footprint again, this time with a new region in Mumbai, India. AWS customers in the area can use the new Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to better serve end users in India.

New Region
The new Mumbai region has two Availability Zones, raising the global total to 35. It supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (C4, M4, T2, D2, I2, and R3 instances are available) and related services including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Auto Scaling, and  Elastic Load Balancing.

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New Feature : EC2 Instance Console Screenshot for Boot Troubleshooting

Finally a great feature add to AWS EC2 instances (HVM virtualization only), which was requested by almost everyone. Now we can take a console screenshot of any EC2 Instances. This is now available publicly. Earlier we had to log a case with AWS Support to get the AWS Console screenshot. This is a similar feature like Boot Diagnostics for Azure Virtual Machines v2.

This new feature will be very much helpful for every AWS Administrators, especially for those who providing support to Windows instances.

In past I had few experience of EC2 Instance getting stuck during boot and we had to request for the console screenshot from AWS Support for troubleshooting. This process was time lengthy during crisis situation. I guess this feature will be welcomed by everyone.
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