Learning PowerCLI, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Key Features

  • This is first book on the market that will enlighten you on the latest version of PowerCLI and how to implement it
  • Effectively manage virtual machines, networks, and reports with the latest features of PowerCLI
  • A comprehensive and practical book on automating VMware vSphere

Book Description

VMware vSphere PowerCLI, a free extension to Windows PowerShell, enables you to automate the management of a VMware vSphere or vCloud environment.

This book will show you how to automate your tasks and make your job easier. Starting with an introduction to the basics of PowerCLI, the book will teach you how to manage your vSphere and vCloud infrastructure from the command line. To help you manage a vSphere host overall, you will learn how to manage vSphere ESXi hosts, host profiles, host services, host firewall, and deploy and upgrade ESXi hosts using Image Builder and Auto Deploy. The next chapter will not only teach you how to create datastore and datastore clusters, but you'll also work with profile-driven and policy-based storage to manage your storage. To create a disaster recovery solution and retrieve from vRealize Operations, you will learn how to use Site Recovery Manager and vRealize Operations respectively. Towards the end, you'll see how to use the from PowerShell to manage NSX and vRealize Automation and create patch baselines, scan hosts against the baselines for missing patches, and re-mediate hosts.

By the end of the book, you will be capable of using the best tool to automate the management and configuration of VMware vSphere.

What you will learn

  • Explore PowerShell and PowerCLI cmdlets and their output objects
  • See how to manage virtual machines and work with virtual networks
  • Manage vCloud Director from PowerCLI
  • Use site recovery manager from PowerCLI to create a disaster recovery solution
  • Managing NSX and vRealize Automation using REST API with PowerCLI
  • Create and configure vSphere HA and DRS clusters
  • Use vSphere Update Manager with PowerCLI to create patch baselines and scan hosts
  • Explore reporting techniques to retrieve log files

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to PowerCLI
Chapter 2. Learning Basic PowerCLI Concepts
Chapter 3. Working with Objects in PowerShell
Chapter 4. Managing vSphere Hosts with PowerCLI
Chapter 5. Managing Virtual Machines with PowerCLI
Chapter 6. Managing Virtual Networks with PowerCLI
Chapter 7. Managing Storage
Chapter 8. Managing High Availability and Clustering
Chapter 9. Managing vCenter
Chapter 10. Patching ESXi Hosts and Upgrading Virtual Machines
Chapter 11. Managing VMware vCloud Director and vCloud
Chapter 12. Using Site Recovery Manager
Chapter 13. Using vRealize Operations Manager
Chapter 14. Using REST API to manage NSX and vRealize Automation

Book Details

  • Title: Learning PowerCLI, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 514 pages
  • Edition: 2nd Revised edition
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-03-06
  • ISBN-10: 1786468018
  • ISBN-13: 9781786468017
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