VMware vSphere Automated Reporting with PowerCLI

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 19, 2018
Duration
2h 46m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to vSphere Reporting with PowerCLI
Getting All VMs Info into One Place
Displaying VMs Hardware at a Glance
Scripting VM Performance Monitoring
Listing ESXi Host Attributes and Information
Discovering a New Way to Look at VMware Storage
Reporting VMware Networking Status
Taking a Deeper Look at Advanced VMware Networking
Inspecting Advanced vSphere Options
Ensuring ESXi Host Image and Patching Compliance
Protecting vSphere with Security Reporting
Pulling It All Together
Wrapping It Up
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 19, 2018
Duration
2h 46m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Aaron M. Rosenmund is a cyber security operations and incident response subject matter expert, with a background in federal and business system administration, virtualization and automation.

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