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.