This hands-on training course introduces the use of VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI to automate VMware vSphere 4. This course demonstrates ways to automate tasks that can reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability.
- Automate VMware® ESX™ configuration
- Automate the provisioning of virtual machines
- Automate changes to virtual machine configuration
- Automate cluster operations
- Automate reporting
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for technical persons responsible for managing ESX, VMware ESXi, and VMware vCenter™ Server, including IT managers, system architects, and system administrators.
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Introduction to vSphere PowerCLI
- Define the main vSphere PowerCLI object
- Define the main commandlets in vSphere PowerCLI
- Connect to a vSphere infrastructure
- Get help for commandlets
Module 3: Automating ESX Host Configuration
- Automate configuration of virtual switches on ESX hosts
- Automate configuration of datastores on ESX hosts
Module 4: Virtual Machine Provisioning, Configuration, and Protection
- Automate creation of virtual machines
- Change virtual machine settings programmatically
- Run vSphere PowerCLI scripts in virtual machines
- Automate virtual machine protection
Module 5: Automating Cluster Operations
- Automate virtual machine storage migration
- Automate VMware vMotion™
- Create a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler/VMware High Availability cluster
- Automate cluster configuration
- Automate resource pool creation and configuration
Module 6: Automating Reporting
- Automate reporting about virtual machines
- Automate reporting about ESX hosts
- Automate reporting about clusters
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems and completion of either the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or the VMware vSphere: Fast Track course. Also scripting experience in one of the following languages: VBScript, Perl, UNIX shell scripts, Python, or other languages with variables and control structures.