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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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14.5. The Bottom Line

Identify some of the tools available for automating VMware vSphere.

VMware offers a number of different solutions for automating your VMware vSphere environment, including vCenter Orchestrator, PowerCLI, an SDK for Perl, an SDK for web service developers, and shell scripts in VMware ESX. Each of these tools has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

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VMware offers a number of different automation tools. What are some guidelines in helping to choose what automation tool to use?

Configure vCenter Orchestrator.

vCenter Orchestrator is installed silently with vCenter Server, but before you can use vCenter Orchestrator, you must configure it properly. The vCenter Orchestrator Configuration interface provides ...

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