Chapter 5. Managing Virtual Machines with PowerCLI

As a VMware vSphere administrator, you probably spend a lot of your time creating, modifying, or removing virtual machines. In this chapter, you will learn how to do this with PowerCLI.

The topics that will be covered in this chapter are:

  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Registering a virtual machine
  • Using OS customization specifications
  • Starting and stopping a virtual machine
  • Modifying the settings of a virtual machine
  • Converting a virtual machine into a template
  • Moving a virtual machine to another folder, host, cluster, resource pool, or datastore
  • Updating VMware Tools
  • Upgrading the virtual machine compatibility
  • Using snapshots
  • Running commands in the guest OS
  • Configuring Fault Tolerance
  • Opening the console of ...

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