Zerto Virtual Manager API Authentication with PowerShell

When beginning to leverage the Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) REST API for scripting operations with PowerShell the first hurdle to overcome is authentication to the ZVM and extracting the token needed in all subsequent API requests. The only real requirement is a set of credentials that is authorized to use Zerto. We will be leveraging the PSCredential Class along with the -credential parameter to simplify the operation. When we have completed our operation, we will have a variable containing the required headers we need to supply to all ZVM REST API calls to provide authentication.

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Starting My New Blog

For a while now, I have been looking to start a site \ blog to share with the world my technological learnings and insights. One of the hardest things I had to figure out was what to call the site. I wanted something that would be easy to remember, unique, and most importantly not already taken. Considering all these requirements, I spent over a year attempting to figure it out!

As you can see, I ended up with Interrupt Request as my choice. For those of you who don’t know, an Interrupt Request (or IRQ) is a computer hardware signal that is used to temporarily stop a running program. Typically, these interrupt requests are used to let the computer know that data or input needs to be received by a source outside of the running program. In today’s world, IRQs are not something that the typical computer geek needs to deal with, but back when I started tinkering with computers, you had to make sure your IRQ settings did not conflict or you could end up with several non-functioning pieces of hardware.

I am working towards making this site an Interrupt Request of sorts so that when my readers see a new post or need to reference something I have written about on this site, they will interrupt their normal IO stream and find my site for some additional data input.