PowerCLI Cookbook

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Over 75 step-by-step recipes to put PowerCLI into action for efficient administration of your virtual environment

About This Book

  • Solve complex problems in vSphere by creating custom PowerCLI routines that can be accessed with simple native commands
  • Explore specific use cases for PowerCLI that illustrate methods that can apply to other situations and problems encountered in vSphere
  • Step-by-step instructions to create scripts to automate repetitive tasks in vSphere using predefined PowerCLI commands

Who This Book Is For

If you are a virtualization professional who wants to unleash the power of automation and combat the complexity of sprawling virtual environments, this book is ideal for you. This book will enhance your skills of administering VMware vSphere and vCloud Director with PowerCLI.

In Detail

PowerCLI allows faster administration by executing tasks on groups of objects in the virtual environment and is flexible enough to allow complex, scripted routines to solve complex problems.

PowerCLI Cookbook illustrates the ease of performing repetitive tasks using native PowerCLI commands to speed up administration. This book teaches you how to create custom functions and modules to solve specific problems and deploy these solutions to operators. It covers all vSphere administration areas including host, cluster, and virtual machine management utilizing PowerCLI.

Finally, this book will enable administrators to execute scripts that will open new possibilities for automation and also enable them to manage VM workloads effectively.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Configuring the Basic Settings of an ESXi Host with PowerCLI
Chapter 2. Configuring vCenter and Computing Clusters
Chapter 3. Managing Virtual Machines
Chapter 4. Working with Datastores and Datastore Clusters
Chapter 5. Creating and Managing Snapshots
Chapter 6. Managing Resource Pools, Reservations, and Limits for Virtual Machines
Chapter 7. Creating Custom Reports and Notifications for vSphere
Chapter 8. Performing ESXCLI and in-guest Commands from PowerCLI
Chapter 9. Managing DRS and Affinity Groups using PowerCLI
Chapter 10. Working with vCloud Director from PowerCLI

Book Details

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  • Pages: 274 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015-03-31
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178439372X
  • ISBN-13: 9781784393724

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