Master PowerCLI to automate all aspects of VMware environments About This Book Leverage PowerCLI to perform administration tasks in a more effective and efficient way Escape from daily tedious and repetitive tasks by unleashing the full ...
Author: Sajal Debnath
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Master PowerCLI to automate all aspects of VMware environments About This Book Leverage PowerCLI to perform administration tasks in a more effective and efficient way Escape from daily tedious and repetitive tasks by unleashing the full potential of your creative side through scripting Master the intricate workings of PowerShell and PowerCLI through easy and real-life examples Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator with working knowledge of PowerShell and PowerCLI who wants to perform quick and easy scripting but at the same time achieve complex results and write production grade scripts, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Use GitHub for collaboration and Pester to automate unit tests Write advanced reusable functions and dynamic variables and learn about error handling in PowerShell Automate ESXi host installation using Auto-Deploy, host profile, and host image Implement security best practices in a vSphere data center Manage SRM, vCloud Air, and vRealize Operations environments Access and utilize vSphere APIs to manage advanced aspects of vSphere and work with .NET view objects Utilize REST APIs to manage vRealize Automation environments Create a Windows GUI through the use of PowerShell and Sapien PrimalForms CE In Detail Have you ever wished that every morning you could automatically get a report with all the relevant information about your datacenter in exactly the same format you want? Or whether you could automate that boring, exhausting task? What if some crucial task needs to be performed on a regular basis without any error? PowerCLI scripts do all that and much more for VMware environments. It is built on top of the popular Windows PowerShell, with which you can automate server tasks and reduce manual input, allowing you to focus on more important tasks. This book will help you to achieve your goals by starting with a short refresher on PowerShell and PowerCLI and then covering the nuances of advanced functions and reusable scripts. Next you will learn how to build a vSphere-powered virtualized datacenter using PowerCLI while managing different aspects of the environment including automated installation, network, and storage. You will then manage different logical constructs of vSphere environment and different aspects of a virtual machine. Later, you will implement the best practices for a security implementation in vSphere Environment through PowerCLI before discovering how to manage other VMware environments such as SRM, vCloud Director and vCloud Air through PowerCLI. You will also learn to manage vSphere environments using advanced properties by accessing vSphere API and REST APIs through PowerCLI. Finally, you will build a Windows GUI application using PowerShell followed by a couple of sample scripts for reporting and managing vSphere environments with detailed explanations of the scripts. By the end of the book, you will have the required in-depth knowledge to master the art of PowerCLI scripting. Style and approach In this book, every topic is explained in a very easy-to-follow fashion with real-life, simple examples so that you get an idea of not only the topic but also the context in which it should be used or where it can be best utilized.
AUTOMATING WITH POWERSHELL AND POWERCLI Creating Workflows Is
Mostly a Developer's Task Unfortunately, creating custom workflows is probably
beyond the reach of most average vSphere administrators. Creating workflows
Unfortunately, remote management tools like PowerCLI, vMA, and vSphere Perl
SDK are limited to read-only functionality with the free version of ESXi. Full
capabilities are available at no cost by taking advantage of VMware's 60-day trial
Author: Nick Marshall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
PowerCLI. PowerShell is Microsoft's premier administrative automation language
. Built on the .NET framework, PowerShell has access to the full breadth of
Windows-based applications. If you do a search on PowerShell, you will find the
Author: Scott Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4 Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You'll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release. Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much-anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands-on instruction and clear explanations with real-world examples Mastering VMware vSphere is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities of virtualization.
Install the VMware PowerCLI, which includes the Auto Deploy cmdlets and the
Auto Deploy snap-in. ... The configuration of Auto Deploy is also covered in detail
in Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5, by Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall, Forbes Guthrie,
Author: Brian Atkinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Provides comprehensive coverage of certification exam objectives, including real-world scenarios and review questions in each chapter with answers and explanations.
DevOps for VMware Administrators addresses these issues, offering realistic insights both for implementing DevOps and for applying new tools to maximize its value.
Author: Trevor Roberts
Publisher: Pearson Education
DevOps represents a powerful new approach to delivering IT services, where software developers and IT operations teams work closely together to deploy projects far more often and more reliably. As pioneers like Google, Amazon, and Netflix have discovered, DevOps can improve efficiency, accelerate delivery, and reduce costs. However, most discussions of DevOps focus on theory rather than implementation, and DevOps raises unique issues in virtualized environments. DevOps for VMware Administrators addresses these issues, offering realistic insights both for implementing DevOps and for applying new tools to maximize its value. The authors also offer extensive hands-on practice with solving realistic problems and improving IT efficiency by utilizing these four tools: Puppet IT automation software for managing infrastructure across its lifecycle, including provisioning, configuration, orchestration, and reporting Chef configuration management tool for writing system configuration "recipes" that streamline server configuration and maintenance and can integrate with cloud-based platforms such as Rackspace and Amazon EC2 to automate provisioning Ansible, the flexible open source toolkit for automating configuration management and orchestration in Unix and Unix-style environments Windows PowerShell for automating tasks and configuration management in Windows environments