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Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 by Josh Atwell, Matt Liebowitz, Forbes Guthrie, Nick Marshall, Scott Lowe

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Chapter 14

Automating VMware vSphere

The role of a VMware vSphere administrator has become increasingly more demanding as the features and capabilities of vSphere have increased in both quantity and quality. VMware has done a great job of making these features quickly consumable for an administrator, as you have seen throughout this book. However, these new features lead to additional responsibilities, more opportunities for error and inconsistency, and lower tolerances for outages as more critical and complex workloads can be, and are, virtualized.

As a vSphere administrator, you will need to perform many repetitive tasks with increasingly more ...

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