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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 14. Automating VMware vSphere

As a VMware vSphere administrator, there are lots of repetitive tasks you'll need to perform. Examples include creating five new virtual machines from a template, changing the network configuration on eighteen virtual machines, or creating a new port group on seven different VMware ESX/ESXi hosts. All these examples are tasks where automation would help you complete the task more quickly, provide greater consistency, save you time, and ultimately save your organization money. Clearly, automation is an area that can benefit every VMware vSphere administrator and every organization that adopts VMware vSphere in their environment.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Identify some of the tools available for ...

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