Chapter 7. Managing Virtual Machines
In the previous chapters, we discussed the different aspects of building and automating a vSphere environment using PowerCLI. In this chapter, we will discuss how to manage virtual machines. In general, we will discuss the following topics:
- Creating and managing virtual machines
- Modifying virtual machines
- Managing templates
- Managing OS customization specifications
- Managing the guest OS
- Managing vApps
We will start our discussion with the creation of VMs and other hardware-related aspects of a VM.
Creating virtual machines
We will use the following cmdlets to manage the different aspects of managing a virtual machine in a vSphere environment using PowerCLI cmdlets:
We will start by creating ...