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Managing VMware vSphere with PowerCLI

Course Summary

PowerCLI is the key to automating and managing VMware vSphere like a vExpert. This course will introduce PowerCLI, explain some PowerShell basics, and then dive deep with hands-on demonstrations to learn how to use PowerCLI for real-world administration o

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction to Power CLI
        ◦ Overview
        ◦ What is PowerCLI?
        ◦ PowerCLI Window
        ◦ How Does PowerCLI Work?
        ◦ Why Learn PowerCLI?
        ◦ Downloading the Toolkit
        ◦ Installing PowerCLI
        ◦ The PowerCLI Console
    ● PowerShell Basics
        ◦ PowerShell the Command-Line Interface
        ◦ PowerShell the Script Engine
        ◦ Variables
        ◦ Automatic Variables
        ◦ Operators
        ◦ Cmdlets
        ◦ Parameters
        ◦ Typing Savers for the CLI
        ◦ The Pipeline
        ◦ Flow Control
        ◦ Object-Oriented Scripting
        ◦ Reading a PowerShell Script
        ◦ Integrated Scripting Environments (ISE) and More
        ◦ Other Resources
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● PowerCLI Concepts - Part 1
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Support Matrix
        ◦ vSphere Object Model
        ◦ Managed Objects
        ◦ Automation Objects
        ◦ Connecting to vSphere and vCenter
        ◦ PowerCLI Cmdlets
        ◦ Inventory and Reporting
        ◦ Deployment and Configuration - Add
        ◦ Deployment and Configuration - New
        ◦ Deployment and Configuration - Set
        ◦ Maintenance and Operations - Moving VM
        ◦ Removing Snapshots
        ◦ Starting and Stopping VMs
        ◦ Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution
        ◦ Examining Virtual Machines
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● PowerCLI Concepts - Part 2
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Pipeline
        ◦ Examining Objects
        ◦ Filtering Objects
        ◦ Exporting Data Using Export-CSV Cmdlet
        ◦ Exporting Data Using ConvertTo-HTML Cmdlet
        ◦ Reporting Features within vEcoshell
        ◦ Using the vSphere API
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Power CLI in the Real World
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ When to Script?
        ◦ From Console to Script
        ◦ Build a Virtual Farm
        ◦ Script to Create a New Farm
        ◦ Find Old Snapshots
        ◦ First Script for Finding Old Snapshots
        ◦ Second Script for Finding Old Snapshots
        ◦ Created Linked Clones
        ◦ Script for Creating a Linked Clone
        ◦ Quick Tips and One-Liners
    ● PowerCLI Cmdlet Deep Dives
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Deep Dive into New-VM
        ◦ Create New Virtual Machines from Scratch
        ◦ Creating a Virtual Machine
        ◦ Clone an Existing Virtual Machine
        ◦ Cloning a Virtual Machine
        ◦ Create a Virtual Machine Based on a Template
        ◦ Deploying a Template
        ◦ Register an Existing Virtual Machine
        ◦ Registering a Virtual Machine
        ◦ New-VM - Other Features
        ◦ Read the vCenter Event Log with Get-VIEvent
        ◦ Using Get-VIEvent
        ◦ Event Properties
        ◦ Working with Event Objects
        ◦ What We Covered


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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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