Getting into scripting can be daunting. It’s easier to just use existing scripts found online, but if you choose this route you’ll quickly run into limitations. If you take the time to learn how to create your scripts, trust me, you’ll never look back!
Automating vSphere is particularly useful for countless applications and the best way is through PowerCLI – a version of PowerShell developed specifically for VMware. Learn how to develop your own PowerCLI scripts with this free 100+ page eBook from Altaro, PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide.
Written by VMware vExpert Xavier Avrillier, this eBook presents a use-case approach to learning how to automate tasks in vSphere environments using PowerCLI. We start by covering the basics of installation, set up, and an overview of PowerCLI terms. From there we move into scripting logic and script building with step-by-step instructions of truly useful custom scripts, including how to retrieve data on vSphere objects; display VM performance metrics; how to build HTML reports and schedule them; the basics on building functions; and more!
Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build your own scripts.
career ladder in the IT industry is usually dependent on one crucial condition:
having the right certifications. If you’re not certified to a specified level
in a certain technology used by an employer, that’s usually a non-negotiable
roadblock to getting a job or even further career progression within a company.
Understanding the route you should take, and creating a short, medium, and long
term plan for your certification goals is something everyone working in the IT
industry must do. In order to do this properly you need the right information
and luckily, an upcoming webinar from the guys at Altaro has you covered!
your IT Career with VMware Certifications is a free
webinar presented by vExperts Andy Syrewicze and Luke Orellana on November
20th outlining everything you need know about the VMware
certification world including costs, value, certification tracks, preparation,
resources, and more.
In addition to the great content being discussed, everyone who attends the webinar has a chance of winning a VMware VCP course (VMware Install, Config, Manage) worth $4.5k! This incredible giveaway is open to anyone over the age of 18 and all you need to do to enter is register and attend the webinar on November 20th! The winner will be announced the day after the webinar via email to registrants.
Certification is one of the most widely recognized and valued certifications
for technicians and system administrators today however the hefty price tag of
$4.5k puts it out of reach of many. The chance to get this course for free does
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