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Getting Started with VMware PowerCLI and Automation

by Aaron Rosenmund

Virtualization and IT automation are two the fastest growing areas in the IT sector. This course will teach you how to automate reports and tasks, making an immediate impact on your work and your marketability as a leading IT professional.

What you'll learn

Virtualization is becoming more pervasive in the data center than ever before and as these environments scale, the requirement for administrators to do more with less is never-ending. In this course, Getting Started with VMware PowerCLI and Automation, you'll learn the fundamental knowledge of VMware command line tools and work flows to excel in the automation of everyday administration of VMware vSphere environments. First, you will learn the basic concepts of VMware's command line tools and how to install them. Next, you'll focus in on PowerCLI, learning the do's and don'ts of 5 foundation commands while creating your first PowerCLI "hello world". Finally, you'll learn how to combine PowerCLI commands with PowerShell functionality to automate a real world task. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of VMware PowerCLI to immediately start automating everyday tasks in your work center.

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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