PowerCLI Cookbook

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  • Configure and administer VMware ESXi hosts, clusters, and vCenter
  • Manage virtual machine configurations and operations
  • Administer datastores, datastore clusters, and virtual machine snapshots
  • Create and configure virtual networking in a vSphere environment
  • Manage cluster features and affinity groups
  • Make custom reports and notifications from vSphere
  • Direct operations in vCloud Director

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.

  • 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
Page Count 274
Course Length 8 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781784393724
Date Of Publication 25 Mar 2015


Philip Sellers

Philip Sellers is an IT enthusiast residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Philip has more than 16 years of industry experience in consulting and systems administration. Currently, he is a senior-level systems administrator with Horry Telephone Cooperative, America's largest telecommunications cooperative. Philip focuses on Microsoft and VMware software solutions along with server and SAN infrastructure. He spends a lot of time wrangling unwieldy systems and tries to tame as much as he can with automation using tools such as PowerCLI.

Philip has a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in computer science from Coastal Carolina University and holds certifications as a VMware VCAP5-DCA and VCP5-DCV and is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional.

He maintains a technology blog at http://www.techazine.com that provides explanations and reviews of enterprise IT solutions, and he is a leader with the Myrtle Beach VMware Users Group. You may also follow him on Twitter @pbsellers.

Philip is married to his college sweetheart, Jennifer, and has two kids who keep him busy when he's not working.