Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration
This book contains simple and advanced scripting using both ESX and Linux commands to provide awesome virtual tools to automate administrative tasks of ESX Server.
This book will cover the native tools that VMware provides with ESX Server. It will then discuss in detail the different scripting API’s and how they can be leveraged to provide some very useful, practical and time saving tools to manage a virtual infrastructure. From virtual server provisioning to backups and everything in between, this book is a one stop shop for virtual tools.
* An essential guide to virtualisation using both Linux and ESX commands
* The companion Web site for book provides dozens for working scripts and tools presented in the book
* Maximise VMware's powerful scripting language to automate time consuming administrative tasks
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