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 47m
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 47m
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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Aaron Rosenmund, and welcome to my course, VMware vSphere Automated Reporting with PowerCLI. I'm a virtualization and security specialist currently working with federal and state government, using skills like the ones in this course to save time and increase productivity. More information is available about the vSphere environment through the use of powerCLI queries that you can find in the vCenter or ESXi console. And more often than not, it's just the information you need to solve the day's major problem. In this course, we're going to explore not only how to pull information from every component of the virtual environment, but also how to format it and display it in a dynamic web report that will display real time alerts and data in a web-accessible heads-up display. Some of the major topics that we will cover include checking the hardware and resource allocation across all virtual machines, virtual machine and host performance monitoring, virtualized network configuration management and configuration control, and protecting the environment with intuitive VMware security auditing. By the end of this course, you'll know how to capture the data necessary to not only solve any problem you have in your data center, but to make sure it doesn't go unchecked in the future. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the VMware vSphere environment, basic PowerShell, and the VMware powerCLI modules. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into automated vSphere configurations with courses on automated vSphere and domain deployment with powerCLI, automated vSphere environment maintenance, and dynamic virtual machine control across multiple data centers. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn powerCLI reporting with the VMware vSphere automated reporting in the powerCLI course at Pluralsight.