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The Aspiring Automator's Guide

By Xavier Avrillier

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Automation is awesome but don't just settle for using other people's scripts. Learn how to create your own scripts and take your vSphere automation game to the next level!

Written by VMware vExpert Xavier Avrillier, this free 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
  • Basics on building functions
  • And more!

Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build your own scripts. Download this eBook now and get started on your path to automation greatness!

About the Author

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Xavier Avrillier

VMware vExpert

Xavier started his IT career almost 10 years ago and evolved from a Windows System admin to a virtualization specialist. He now works operates as a VMware technology consultant for several large companies. Xavier is also a VMware vExpert since 2015 and holds all the major VMware VCP certifications. He caught the automation bug after his very first time using PowerCLI which offers a fine balance between technicity and creativity. Xavier is a huge believer in the IT community and helping others the way others helped him when he was starting out by sharing his knowledge on his blog and various VMware forums. After all, PowerShell 101 is "Help and Get-Help".