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VMware vSphere Automated Reporting with PowerCLI

by Aaron Rosenmund

Virtualization and IT automation are two of the fastest growing areas in the IT sector. This course will teach you how to automate reporting, anomaly detection, and configuration management with PowerCLI.

What you'll learn

Virtualization is becoming more pervasive in the datacenter than ever before. As these environments scale, the requirement for administrators to do more with less is never-ending. In this course, VMware vSphere Automated Reporting with PowerCLI, you'll learn the ins and outs of querying for each component of VMware, automated report generation and web report development that propel your administration of VMware vSphere environments to the next level. First, you'll explore how to setup the programs and command line syntax needed to gather, format, and display vSphere environment information. Next, you'll focus in on specific powerCLI command syntax for each component of vSphere, ESXi hosts, virtual machines, storage, patching, networking, and more, all the while building the example automated web report piece by piece. Finally, you'll learn how to combine powerCLI commands, powershell functionality, and your critical thinking, to develop a monitoring solution tailored to your environment and integrate it into an already existing web display. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of VMware PowerCLI needed to immediately begin creating reports and custom heads-up displays that will increase productivity, uptime, security, and overall workflow of your vSphere administration work center.

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About the author

Aaron M. Rosenmund is a cyber security operations subject matter expert, with a background in federal and business defensive and offensive cyber operations and system automation. Leveraging his administration and automation experience, Aaron actively contributes to multiple open and closed source security operation platform projects and continues to create tools and content to benefit the community. As an educator & cyber security researcher at Pluralsight, he is focused on advancing cyber secur... more

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